Kerning and tracking keyboard shortcuts


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Kerning and tracking keyboard shortcuts

Now, the keyboard shortcuts for kerning and tracking are actually the same, just depends on what you have selected. So let's get our Text tool here, press T for the Text tool. If you click in between two characters and use the shortcut, I'll tell you in just second, you'll be kerning in between individual characters. If you have a range of text of selected, then the same shortcut will do tracking instead of kerning. So, let's begin by tightening up the overall space. We'll do a select all. We can either do this just as Word or we'll do Command+A, Ctrl+A. Then to change your kerning and tracking if you hold down your Option key on Mac of the Alt key on Windows, and then use your left and right arrow keys.

So, Option+Left Arrow will tighten up the tracking. If you take a look at the Character panel opened here-- If it's not already open for you, you can of course open it by clicking this little toggle button up here in the Options Bar. You see when I did the...

Kerning and tracking keyboard shortcuts
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Kerning and tracking keyboard shortcuts provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Michael Ninness as part of the Photoshop CS4 Power Shortcuts

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