Side bearing, kerning, and tracking


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Side bearing, kerning, and tracking

In this exercise we're going to discuss the two main ways to adjust the amount of space between neighboring characters of type, here inside a Photoshop. And their names go by Kerning and Tracking, and just so as you know, if you're new to this topic I'm going to be throwing a fair number of vocabulary words at you. So just keep a keen ear out for them. I'm still working inside this image called Gratuitous effects.psd, and I am going to go ahead and zoom in on 365. So it's taken up a bunch of room onscreen here.

Now here is how things normally work. How various letters are spaced away from each other, that spacing information is defined inside the font. And then the various applications: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and so on, just go ahead and follow the instructions included in the font. And that spacing information is designed to make the characters legible at small sizes, but once you increase the size of your characters, you may notice that either the characters ne...

Side bearing, kerning, and tracking
Video duration: 10m 36s 26h 24m Intermediate Updated Aug 31, 2010

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Side bearing, kerning, and tracking provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop CS5 One-on-One: Advanced

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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