Display a bounding box

1. Open PS 12-1.psd from the drive and folder where your Data Files are stored, update the text layers as needed, then save the file as New Yorkshire.

TIP The fonts in this file are various point sizes of Times New Roman and Arial. Please substitute another font if these are not available on your computer.

2. Display the rulers in pixels.

3. Click the New Yorkshire layer on the Layers palette.

4. Click the Move Tool N- on the toolbox (if it is not already selected).

5. Select the Show Transform Controls check box □ show Transform control on the options bar. Compare your image to Figure 3. Transform control handles surround the bounding box. When you place the pointer on or near a handle, you can transform the shape of a bounding box. Table 2 describes the pointers you can use to transform a bounding box.

You displayed the bounding box of a text selection to make it easier to adjust the size and shape of the layer contents. Resizing a bounding box is the easiest way to change the appearance of an object or type layer.

FIGURE 3

Displayed bounding box

Selected check box indicates that bounding box is displayed

Move Tool -selected

Bounding box surrounds active type layer

FIGURE 3

Displayed bounding box

TABLE 2: Transform Pointers

pointer

use to

Resize bounding box; drag upper-right and lower-left handles.

%

Resize bounding box; drag upper-left and lower-right handles.

Resize bounding box; drag middle-left and middle-right handles.

+ +

Resize bounding box; drag upper-center and lower-center handles.

Rotate bounding box; appears below the lower-right handle.

Rotate bounding box; appears below the lower-left handle.

n

Rotate bounding box; appears above the upper-right handle.

Rotate bounding box; appears above the upper-left handle.

Rotate bounding box; appears to the left of the middle-left handle.

Rotate bounding box; appears below the lower-center handle.

Skew type. Press and hold [Ctrl] (Win) or (Mac) while dragging

Modified bounding box

FIGURE 4

Modified bounding box

Enlarged type and bounding box

FIGURE 5

Skewed bounding box

FIGURE 5

Skewed bounding box

Modify type using a bounding box

1. Drag the top-center handle t with the Resizing pointer until you see that the Set vertical position of reference point text box displays approximately 195 px. Compare your bounding box to Figure 4.

TIP When you begin dragging the resizing handles, the option bar changes to display the bounding box transform tools. You can also type values in these text boxes.

2. Drag the right-center handle *■+ until the Set horizontal scale text box (W:) displays approximately 75%.

3. Compare your bounding box to Figure 5 and your options bar to Figure 6. Your settings might differ.

I TIP A skewed transformation distorts a bounding box using an angle other than 90°.

4. Click the Commit transform (Return) button ^ on the options bar.

5. Save your work.

Using the bounding box, you modified the type by scaling disproportionately.

FIGURE 6

Transform settings

: IB45F

Reference point Horizontal position Vertical position Set horizontal Cancel transform Commit transform location of reference point of reference point scale text box button button

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