Understanding kerning methods


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Understanding kerning methods

Let's talk about InDesign's kerning methods, and if we include No Kerning as a kerning method, then we essentially have three different approaches. So if we were to turn off automatic kerning -- I can't really see why you would want to do that, but if you were to do that, this is how your type would look. So the kerning value is right here, and as I mentioned, auto-kerning is on by default, using one of these two methods. This is what it would look like without any kerning at all. So now I am going to show you a comparison of how the type looks with Metrics kerning.

Metrics kerning uses the metrics values that are part of the typeface design. So the type designer, as well as designing the letterforms, has also designed the space between specific letter pairs. And my own personal take on this is that if the font is well designed, then I will tend to prefer to use metrics values. It's always a good idea to compare Metrics with Optical. Typically speaking -- and it is a gene...

Understanding kerning methods
Video duration: 5m 10s 9h 7m Intermediate Updated Nov 12, 2014

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Understanding kerning methods provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Nigel French as part of the InDesign Typography (2012)

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Design
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InDesign
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