Photoshop Project: Font Feelings

Goal: Use Photoshop to create a page of words written in expressive fonts.


  • Find and install at least ten fonts that could display a feeling or emotion. Instructions for installing fonts in OSX can be found here.
  • Create a new Photoshop file (File/New)
    • Width: 7.5 inches
    • Height: 10 inches
    • Resolution: 150 Pixels/Inch
  • Select the Text tool (The T on the menu)
  • Select one of your fonts (top left)
  • Select a spot on your Photoshop file. A new layer will appear in the layer window and a cursor will appear in your document.
  • Write a word that relates to the font you chose.
  • Select the layer on the layer window. The layer name will change to the word you wrote.
  • If you need to edit the word, click the word and fix it, then click the layer name on the layer window.
  • Change the color, size, and effects on the word. Keep your word readable.
  • Use the move tool and the transform command to change the size and position of your word.
  • Repeat for all your fonts.
  • When you have created a new layer and set of effects for each word, use gradient fill to change the background to an interesting pattern.