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Setting Type Preferences

Although Photoshop is not by definition a typesetting application, such as Adobe InDesign, it does have some very powerful type features. For example, Adobe Photoshop allows you to output PostScript text to a printer with a PostScript option. This way you will not need to place Photoshop images into type-intensive applications, such as InDesign or Illustrator, just to create a few lines of text. In addition, Photoshop’s type menu lets you see fonts exactly as they will print or display. For designers who use a lot of fonts, this WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) font menu is a timesaver. You can use Type preferences to help you select the type and font options you want to use.

Work with Type Options

  • yellow_1.jpg Click the Edit (Win) or Photoshop (Mac) menu, point to Preferences, and then click Type.
  • yellow_2.jpg Select the Type options you want to use:
    • Use Smart Quotes. Select to use left and right quotation marks.
    • Enable Missing Glyph Protection. Select to automatically select incorrect, unreadable characters between roman and non-roman (Japanese or Cyrillic) fonts.
    • Show Font Names In English. Select to display non-roman fonts using their roman names.
    • Choose Text Engine Options. Select to display East Asian or Middle Eastern (New!).
  • yellow_3.jpg Click OK.
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