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Chapter 14. Type and Background Effects > Am I in a Page Layout Program?

Am I in a Page Layout Program?

In addition to being able to create jaggy-free text, Adobe decided to bless us with a Type tool that no longer acts like the old Smith Corona typewriters. In Photoshop 5.0, when you were entering text, you had to hit Return (Macintosh) or Enter (Windows) to get to the next line, which made it quite clumsy when you were trying to type in a multi-line paragraph. Now, with 6.0, you can define a box that contains your text, and your text will wrap cleanly from one line to the next without having to use the “carriage return” (as we used to say in the old days). Also, there are a slew of new typographic controls, such as hyphenation and justification, first line indent, and Space Above and Space Below that are so useful and flexible, you might forget where you are and think you're in a page layout program. Don't get me wrong. It's no replacement for your page layout program. You still can't have multiple pages, there's no spell checker, no style sheets, and you can't flow text from one text box to another. But if you're doing a single-page poster or flyer and you're not dealing with excessive text, Photoshop will do an excellent job.

So, armed with our new toys, let's go cruising into the land of text and backgrounds, and see if the new type features are all they're cracked up to be.


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