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DON'T HAVE ITALIC OR BOLD? DON'T SWEAT IT

If you have a typeface that doesn't have a bold or italic version available, don't sweat it—Photo-shop can make a fake bold or italic version for you. They're called faux bold and faux italic (don't pronounce them “fox bold” or the French will get really cranky about it. It's pronounced “fo,” as in “Fe, Fi, Fo, Fum”). To apply a faux style to the type, highlight your type and choose Faux Bold or Faux Italic from the Character palette's pop-down menu. Here's another tip: Don't forget to turn off these faux styles when you're done, because they don't automatically turn themselves off. Vive le Français!

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