Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Spacing the type, part of Type Project: Constructivist Poster.
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We now need to address the spacing between the different elements, and we want this to be consistent. Before I go any further, I'm going to turn off the hidden characters that we had turned on for a previous step we no longer need those. Zoom in come to my Layers panel and create myself a separate layer. I'll call it spacing. And on this layer, I'm going to draw myself some colored rectangles. I'm going to make sure that my Rectangle tool has no stroke property, and a fill property of a bright color that clearly contrasts with the art work.
I'll draw myself a band of color like so. Copy that. Paste it. Rotate it through 90 degrees. Position it. And then adjust the position of the type relative to it. Duplicate it, and repeat that step. For the vertical space between these two words I'm going to adjust the kerning. So I'm going to put my bar right there, and then put my cursor in front of the O and press Option left arrow.
And as I do that, the word is going to move closer to our and it's happening that way because the type is actually right aligned. Another horizontal bar like so, nudge that one up, and then another horizontal bar and nudge the word goal down. We'll have another horizontal bar, and we'll use that as our visual guide for the leading. So in my case, I just need to slightly increase the leading value by pressing Option or Alt down arrow.
So now all of these elements are spaced, we can come to the Layers panel, and we can turn off, that spacing layer.
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