Fonts as Titles
By Michelle Bradshaw
There are so many wonderful fonts available and they are a wonderful option for a title if there isn’t an alpha set from your kit. Even if you find a font you like, it just might not look too good as a title.
Here are some tips to manipulate the font and still have it create a wonderful title.
Thin fonts- Example 1- Papyrus; Example 2- Scriptina Notice how thin the font appears
Next we will manipulate the font for a thicker appearance.
Duplicate the text layer [ctrl/cmd +j]- Sometimes that is all that is needed to give the font an extra boost.
If still not to your liking, this next tip is an easy one. Click the zoom tool [keyboard shortcut ‘z’]. In the option bar select Actual Pixels. Switch to the Move tool [keyboard shortcut V] and using the arrow keys, nudge the new layer one pixel to the right.
Let’s look at other styles of font that could be used as a title that might need a bit of manipulation.
If there is a font where the letters are closer together than one wishes for a title such as
From the text option bar, select the character and toggle option and adjust the horizontal scale. The same can be done using the vertical scale if the font feels too short.
And here is the same font, same size and only the scale adjusted.