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Chapter 20. Typography and Page Layout i... > Using the Paragraph Palette

Using the Paragraph Palette

As you've probably guessed, paragraph text should contrast against headline (display) text. Paragraph text should be smaller, for example; 12 to 18 points defines paragraph text in most situations. Paragraph text also should probably be of a Roman type family because sans serif text (such as Arial) set in blocks can give you a headache. Photoshop offers alignment options for paragraph text that we will uncover right now.

Taking a Look at the Paragraph Palette

Figure 20.13 shows nine callouts on the Paragraph palette. We will explain what each one does before performing an assignment using paragraph text.


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