Applying the predefined Warps

How To Render Cars In Photoshop

Learn Photo Editing

Get Instant Access

With a type layer active in the Layers palette and a type tool selected, click the button to the right of the color swatch on the Options bar. That opens the Warp Text dialog box, as shown in Figure 13-20, in which you choose both the distortion you want to apply as well as the settings.

Figure 13-20: The illustration uses two separate type layers, each with its own Warp Text settings.

Photoshop CS2 offers 15 different Warp Text presets, each of which you can customize by dragging any of three sliders. As you can see in Figure 13-21, negative numbers can be used, too, reversing the warp. And note that the Horizontal and Vertical buttons are not available for some of the styles. Warp Text is one of Photoshop's truly fun features. The best way to become familiar with it is to open the dialog box and test-drive each of the variations. And don't forget to try the Horizontal and Vertical buttons when they're available!

Figure 13-21: Dragging the sliders back and forth in combination can produce some excellent results!

Keep in mind, too, that you can set the Bend slider to 0 and adjust the lower two sliders to create the appearance of depth or perspective for a type layer. Figure 13-22 shows both horizontal and vertical distortion to create a two-plane perspective change. And take a look at the Layers palette — when Warp Text is applied to a layer, the layer thumbnail changes to that feature's icon.

You can fake perspective by warping can^


Warp rem

Style OArt • M


@Ho«2onMl 'J Vertical


Bend: Jo ] %

Horizontal DfilOrtwn. |+67 \%

Venlcal Distortion: f+25

Vou can fake perspective by wa

Figure 13-22: There's no formula for warping type. When the preview looks right to you, the settings are correct.

Was this article helpful?

0 0
Photoshop CS Mastery

Photoshop CS Mastery

Artists, photographers, graphic artists and designers. In fact anyone needing a top-notch solution for picture management and editing. Set Your Photographic Creativity Free. Master Adobe Photoshop Once and For All - Create Flawless, Dramatic Images Using The Tools The Professionals Choose. Get My Video Tutorials and Retain More Information About Adobe Photoshop.

Get My Free Videos

Post a comment