Setting kerning and tracking


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Setting kerning and tracking

In this movie, we'll be covering kerning, tracking, and baseline ahift. Now, to understand what those things are, let's switch to the Magazine Spreads layout within this project and as we look at this, we can see the PetWorld up here has specifically spaced letters in the word. Every professionally designed typeface has kerning pairs built into it. What that means is that whenever for example a T butts up against a W, there is a certain amount of space between them, either more or less depending on the shapes of the letters.

The idea is to make them all look uniform throughout the entire word and throughout the entire block of text. Sometimes, you want to adjust those kerning pairs so that you can get the effect that you are after. You may want them tighter, you may want them looser. Let's look at how you adjust kerning between two letters. I am going to zoom-in here on PetWorld by holding down Ctrl+Shift and dragging and as we look at this word, we notice that there is some ...

Setting kerning and tracking
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Setting kerning and tracking provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Jay Nelson as part of the QuarkXPress 8 Essential Training

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QuarkXPress
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