Choose a font size or type one in. You can easily
choose a different font or click once in the font field and then use
the up or down arrows to watch as your font changes until you find
one you like for the particular project.
The checkmark in the window menu means that the
palette is open somewhere on the workspace. Click it again to close
You can also choose fonts from within the Character
palette and change the font style. I use the character palette more
often than the options bar. After a while you'll decide what is more
comfortable for you.
Remember to highlight the text in the editing field
and then you can make changes. Changing the font size here is easy
You can also choose a font color from here as shown.
In the character palette you can change the vertical
scale to make your text taller.
You can change the horizontal scale to make it wider
or more scrunched.
Changing the tracking allows you more space between
each of the highlighted letters. This is a great tool which pro's
use a lot (to make more elegant looking text).
Negative numbers will bring letters closer together.
You can also 'kern' with the A/V Metrics box. This
means that you can move individual letters closer together. Finally
an explanation of kerning! Imagine what you could discover with the
Basic Photoshop training!
You can change individual letters by highlighting
them and then make it Italic, change the font or even the size. This
is important stuff to know for creating typography.