Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Kerning type, part of Photoshop for Designers: Type Essentials.
In the previous movie we talked about tracking, which is the adjustment of space…across a range of characters.…This time we're going to talk about kerning, the adjustment of space…between letter pairs.…But there are two types of kerning in Photoshop.…There is the automatic kerning and then there is custom kerning.…Let's look first of all at automatic kerning.…So if I choose my type tool, and I just select this word, come to my Character panel,…we see we have Metrics kerning applied to this.…
We also see that our other options are Optical kerning or no kerning at all,…which is not much of an option.…We want one of these two approaches.…So, Metrics kerning uses the kerning metrics that are built into this font.…So the designer of this typeface decided that between every A and W there…should be a certain amount of space removed.…You see how the W is actually coming close to the A, and if I were to draw…myself a guide, you see that W slightly overhangs the A. Now that's happening…because of the kerning metrics that are built into this particular font, Adobe Caslon Pro.…
- The pros and cons of setting type in Photoshop
- Setting type preferences
- Choosing fonts
- Sizing type
- Entering glyphs and special characters
- Tracking and kerning type
- Using Baseline Shift
- Working with OpenType fonts
- Justifying and aligning paragraphs
- Masking type with clipping masks
- Warping type
- Converting type to shape layers
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Introducing Type in Photoshop
Setting type preferences3m 37s
2. Entering and Editing Text
3. Character Formatting
4. Paragraph Formatting
5. Masking Type
6. Path Type, Rotated Type, and Vertical Type
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