Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Tracking type , part of Photoshop for Designers: Type Essentials.
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 get looser.…So how much is the right amount?…
- 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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