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Adding Bullets to text in Photoshop

Discussion in 'Adobe' started by kustomsigns&designs, Jul 6, 2009.

  1. kustomsigns&designs

    kustomsigns&designs Member

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    I am using Photoshop cs3 and can't figure out how to add bullets in front and in between text. Any suggestions?
     
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  2. Charlie J

    Charlie J Very Active Member

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    on a mac you just opt+8
     
  3. Bigdawg

    Bigdawg Just Me

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    alt + 0149 on a pc
     
  4. iSign

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    it even works here... but what took me forever to learn... you gotta use the numeric keypad!
     
  5. Baz

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    Even easyer command on a pc .... ALT, 7 ....
     
  6. TresL

    TresL Very Active Member

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    or create/format the text in word, then copy/paste
     
  7. Artildawn

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    alternative is to use the character map's copy/paste function
     
  8. kustomsigns&designs

    kustomsigns&designs Member

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    • <----- how did you get this? none of these suggestions seem to be working for me.
     
  9. Bigdawg

    Bigdawg Just Me

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    Hold the alt key... while holding it type 0149 on your keypad
     
  10. iSign

    iSign verboden

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    wow... alt7 works too?

    (I use Arttildawn's suggestion, because I don't have any alt-key commands memorized)
     
  11. Replicator

    Replicator Major Contributor

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    Laptops don't work with the alt features . . . At least mine doesn't !
     
  12. Bigdawg

    Bigdawg Just Me

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    I typed mine from the laptop...
     
  13. grampa dan

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    Thanks! I learned something cool today! Just last week I needed some bullets... ended up making them on another layer using the round selection tool and a fill of the appropriate color on a separate layer then cutting and pasting in as many as I needed. This is MUCH faster and accurate too!

    -grampa dan
     
  14. Bigdawg

    Bigdawg Just Me

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    We taught something to grampa dan... COOL!

    And welcome!
     
  15. Baz

    Baz Very Active Member

    My employee showed me "ALT 7" a couple of weeks ago :doh::doh::doh: •••••••
     
  16. Jim Doggett

    Jim Doggett Very Active Member

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    In HTML it's
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    , but even then I still prefer a gif image that I create myself (better size, color and shape control)

    So in Corel, Photoshop or whatever, especially for larger format signage, isn't simply drawing them the best option?
     
  17. iSign

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    if several bullets occur within text, the advantage of using a text based bullet is that the text block may go through various stages of editing sizes, fonts & colors. When a bullet exists between two items on a laundry list, with a space on each side... this configuration will flow along through several stages of editing... if it is text. Otherwise, it can become quite an annoying little ordeal to edit.
     
  18. Bigdawg

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    that's interesting to me, Jim. If you do a bullet in a program as part of the type, you know it will line up with the rest of the type, as well as the bulilet changing with any type of reformatting. It would seem to me that having the bullets as seperate images in a layout program could be problematic.

    Using coding for the web, however, I would agree with the sizing and color comment, but for a sign I think flowing with the text would be best.
     
  19. Artildawn

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    I've found that bullets in some fonts are not what you'd expect, thats why I use the character map. It provides a preview. I have it added to my quick launch toolbar for easy access.
     
  20. Jim Doggett

    Jim Doggett Very Active Member

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    LOL. OK; it's just me.

    I probably over-tweak (understatement) on just about everything.
     
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