Tracking type


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Tracking type

Tracking and kerning are two terms that often get confused. They are distinctly different. We're going to begin with tracking because it is the more global of the two. It's a good idea to begin with your tracking, which adjusts the space across a range of type, and then drill down to your kerning, which adjusts the space between a pair of characters. So let's see what I mean by that. I'm going select this piece of type. There is currently no tracking applied. The Tracking options, they are not on the Tool Options bar, but they are in your Character panel and they are these.

So if I wanted the space between the words to be bigger, choose a positive number, and if I want the space between the words to be less, or if I want my letters more tightly fit, I would use a negative number. This is not in any way affecting the size of the type. It is just the space between the characters. I can also use this scrubby slider and if I move to the left, things get tighter; to the right, they ...

Tracking type
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Tracking type provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Nigel French as part of the Photoshop for Designers: Type Essentials

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Design
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Photoshop
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