Kerning, tracking, and optical kerning


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Kerning, tracking, and optical kerning

When working with type, we always have to be paying attention to two aspects of the type: the actual letter itself and also what we refer to as the whitespace, the actual space that appears in between letters and in between lines. Now in the previous movie, we already spoke about the space between lines, something that we refer to as leading. However, in this movie I want to focus on the actual space that appears between individual characters. For example, let's take a closer look at the headline over here that says "Say it with flowers." I'm going to press Command+Spacebar or Ctrl+Spacebar, and then just click and drag to zoom into this part here so I can kind of focus on just the word over here, Say it, for now. Let's kind of focus on this area right here.

Now I want to start actually editing this type. I have my Selection tool active so we already know that the easiest way to get into this text object is to simply select it and then double-click on it. So now I have ...

Kerning, tracking, and optical kerning
Video duration: 13m 6s 4h 55m Intermediate

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Kerning, tracking, and optical kerning provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mordy Golding as part of the Illustrator Insider Training: Type and Text

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