When and how to kern


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When and how to kern

So when might you want to manually kern your type? I'm not talking about the auto-kerning of Metrics, or Optical, but manual kerning. So here are a few examples. Sometimes when you use a drop cap, depending on the character that you're using, you may find that you have a collision with the characters that come after, and that is indeed the case right here. To fix this, I am going to double-click to insert my cursor between the drop cap and the letter that follows, and then press Option or Alt and the right arrow to increase the space.

Now, when I do that, something odd happens. The first time you do that, rather than the space getting looser, it actually jumps all the way over to the left, and gets tighter. That's just the way it is; that just happens. So I'm going to continue to press Option or Alt and the right arrow. Now, since I want to move in large increments, I am also going to throw in the Command or Control key to that combination, and now I let go of the Command o...

When and how to kern
Video duration: 5m 53s 9h 7m Intermediate Updated Nov 12, 2014

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When and how to kern 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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