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nutsaboutgabe
11-28-2012, 06:47 PM
So you know how there's awesome subway art all over Pinterest? I want to make my own, but I want my words to be in a block where it is all is squared. I hope you know what I mean? I don't want the first line to be longer or shorter than the second, third, fourth line...etc. I want all the lines to be the appear to be equal in width.

Is that possible in PSE9?

Colleen
11-28-2012, 07:05 PM
I know in CS5 - you can change the spacing between the letters. Is this what you would want? So a 3 letter word would be as a long as a 6 letter word but them spacing between the letters can be bigger?

missdamsel
11-28-2012, 07:05 PM
Do you have examples of what you are talking about? I will go check Pinterest and see if I can figure it out.

missdamsel
11-28-2012, 07:07 PM
I see it now. I did some of that, but with my grandkids birth information. I just turned and enlarged and manuevered the words.

chigirl
11-28-2012, 07:09 PM
is there a justify text command, that what this is called when text lines on the right and left margin...

Colleen
11-28-2012, 07:11 PM
Otherwise, if you want the spacing the same between the letters, you just use the Free Transform tool to resize the text too.

nutsaboutgabe
11-28-2012, 07:22 PM
Yes, exactly. I know i can do it manually by adjusting spacing and font size, but wanted to be able to keep it more square...you know how newspapers and magazines keep columns. I'm wondering if I should make it in Word. Hmmm...


I know in CS5 - you can change the spacing between the letters. Is this what you would want? So a 3 letter word would be as a long as a 6 letter word but them spacing between the letters can be bigger?

mamaape
11-28-2012, 07:25 PM
I've recently made some subway art, but I just messed around with spacing. It's not perfect, but I made it fill the page, if that makes sense. I don't see how that's really relevant to your question but ... yeah.

nutsaboutgabe
11-28-2012, 07:52 PM
Thanks for the suggestions. I was trying to avoid finagling the sizes myself. I did create a column in a WORD document and am playing with the art there. Then, I'll try to copy it over to PSE9 to make it pretty.

MamaCake
11-28-2012, 08:16 PM
I think the justify text would be what you want - that is what they do in newspapers. Try Ctrl + J or Ctrl + Shift + J

missdamsel
11-28-2012, 10:18 PM
Ctrl + Shift + J worked!!! AWESOME!

nutsaboutgabe
11-28-2012, 11:17 PM
Missi, do you have PSE9? I can't get it to work.


Ctrl + Shift + J worked!!! AWESOME!

Jacque
11-29-2012, 12:10 AM
i agree...text justify (if u don't want to do yourself) to look right then the shorter words would be taller. but i would definitely start in PSE because it can do what word can.

also u talked about columns...if u take the text tool and hold and drag it will make a TEXT BOX the size u want...then use justified...hope that helps

missdamsel
11-29-2012, 12:57 AM
Oh, I have 10 on the laptop. I think I have 9 on the desktop. I will check in a bit.


Missi, do you have PSE9? I can't get it to work.

trina513
11-29-2012, 02:22 PM
I know you can in CS5 as well - you can have it stretch to fit the area - hopefully you figured it out - otherwise i like the idea of doing it in word and copying it over - let word do the thinking for you ;)

missdamsel
11-29-2012, 04:31 PM
Nope, it doesn't work on PSE 9. That must have been one of the updates from 9 to 10. Sorry Barbara!

Colleen
11-29-2012, 04:36 PM
I hope you are planning on sharing your project when you are done, Barbara! :)

MamaCake
11-30-2012, 02:03 AM
I have PSE7 and it will justify my whole paragraph except the last line which is significantly shorter. So I would think it should work to some degree in 9...?

StarWarsFans
11-30-2012, 03:20 AM
I have PSE7 and it will justify my whole paragraph except the last line which is significantly shorter. So I would think it should work to some degree in 9...?

I always just type gibberish to get another line and then shorten the text box so that the fake line doesn't show. Then it's all justified. I have PSE 5.0 and use this trick all the time. I love justified text!