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How do I increase the space between letters in Adobe InDesign aka Tracking or Kerning

Lesson 59 from: Adobe InDesign Fundamentals

Daniel Walter Scott

How do I increase the space between letters in Adobe InDesign aka Tracking or Kerning

Lesson 59 from: Adobe InDesign Fundamentals

Daniel Walter Scott

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59. How do I increase the space between letters in Adobe InDesign aka Tracking or Kerning

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Class Trailer

Overview

1

InDesign Tutorial Basics Class Introduction

01:50
2

Exercise files & Projects

02:39
3

What Does Adobe InDesign do?

01:34
4

What are the differences between InDesign and PageMaker, Illustrator, Photoshop, Quark?

05:10

PROJECT 1: One page flyer

5

How to change MM to Inches & changing UK to US dictionary in InDesign?

01:39
6

New document in InDesign - what is bleed & slug?

08:08
7

How to create your own RGB & CMYK colors in Adobe InDesign

08:39
8

How do I steal colors from a logo using InDesign?

03:14
9

How to color the background of a page in InDesign?

03:33
10

Importing resizing rotating & flipping images & Logos inside InDesign

07:53
11

How to Import text from Microsoft Word into Adobe InDesign

05:46
12

How to group, ungroup & rotate images in Adobe InDesign

05:12
13

How to make a dotted line, dashed line & borders in InDesign

05:20
14

How best to preview your work in Adobe InDesign

05:16
15

How to make a simple PDF from InDesign

06:43
16

How to save your InDesign file as a JPEG

02:27
17

Why should I use CC Libraries in InDesign?

05:08
18

How to share your InDesign files with others by using package document

04:26
19

Class Exercise 1

03:24
20

Quiz - One Page Flyer

PROJECT 2: Other people's files

21

Ideas, Inspiration & starter templates

04:59
22

Working with other people's InDesign documents, missing images

03:12
23

How to find missing fonts in InDesign?

04:27
24

How to replace images in InDesign?

01:30
25

Opacity, transparency and see through ness in Adobe InDesign

02:29
26

Why is InDesign adding [Converted] and making me 'save as'

01:06
27

What if I can’t find the InDesign file - can I open the PDF?

02:37
28

Quiz - Other people's files

PROJECT 3: Company Newsletter/Brochure

29

Creating a new company newsletter or brochure, what are spreads in InDesign

06:58
30

How to use a Master Page in Adobe InDesign

05:33
31

How do to add automatic page numbering to a InDesign file

04:11
32

Removing a master page & deleting parts off the master page in InDesign

02:30
33

Production Video 1

02:53
34

What is Effective PPI & Image resolution in the InDesign links panel

06:52
35

How to add drop shadows to an image or logo in InDesign

04:20
36

What is TypeKit used for in Adobe InDesign?

08:37
37

How to add the Copyright, Registered & Trademark symbols in InDesign

05:08
38

Where can I find the different versions of letters in InDesign - Ligatures.

03:35
39

How to add placeholder text & lorem ipsum & get a word count in InDesign

03:04
40

Importing Text from Microsoft Word & keeping or removing the formatting

02:58
41

Creating Columns in a text box using Adobe InDesign

01:46
42

How do I justify text & turn off hyphenation in InDesign?

03:59
43

What is the space after & leading in Adobe InDesign?

05:22
44

How to underline text with a full width line in Adobe InDesign?

01:53
45

How do I make a paragraph style in Adobe InDesign?

06:06
46

How do I update a Paragraph Style in Adobe InDesign?

04:28
47

How to use Find & Change to remove double spaces after a period or full stop.

02:37
48

Stealing colours from images, is there a format painter in Adobe InDesign?

03:09
49

InDesign Class Exercise 2 - Magazine Spread

04:22
50

Quiz - Company Newsletter/Brochure

PROJECT 4: Long Business Document

51

How to bring in lots of text into InDesign at once

08:11
52

How do I import paragraph styles from another document

12:45
53

How do I insert completely blank pages in Adobe InDesign

02:03
54

How do I create a gradient in Adobe InDesign

07:20
55

Do I need to use layers in Adobe InDesign

05:27
56

Opacity advanced, mater marks and Transparency Effects in Adobe InDesign

04:24
57

How do I add rounded corners to an image or box in Adobe InDesign?

02:52
58

How to add a large first letter to my text aka Drop Cap

02:16
59

How do I increase the space between letters in Adobe InDesign aka Tracking or Kerning

02:32
60

How do I get text to move around an image or shape using text wrap

03:57
61

Why can’t I put text over anything that has text wrap applied?

03:25
62

How to draw an arrow or triangle or star in Adobe InDesign

06:40
63

How do I put an image inside other shapes like a circle - cropping

02:47
64

What is Adobe Stock

04:17
65

Where can I find free images & icons that I can use for my business

04:23
66

How do I add bullets and numbered lists in Adobe InDesign?

00:51
67

How can I create a table inside Adobe InDesign?

07:10
68

How do I convert tables from Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel into Adobe InDesign

04:26
69

How do I get images to move with the text in Adobe InDesign using anchored objects?

03:22
70

How do I create a Line Break, Column Breaks & Page Breaks in Adobe InDesign?

04:16
71

How do I make an automatic table of contents in Adobe InDesign?

04:46
72

How do you change the tabs in Adobe InDesign?

04:30
73

Can I change the numbering of my pages so 1 starts later in the InDesign file?

03:26
74

Quiz - Long Business Document

PROJECT 5: Conference Name Badge

75

How do I combine Microsoft Excel spreadsheet in InDesign?

09:04
76

CLASS EXERCISE: Create your own business card

01:16
77

Quiz - Conference Name Badge

What next

78

How to create a mockup for your portfolio using InDesign

04:07
79

InDesign cheat sheet & shortcuts

12:45
80

BONUS: Software Updates

40:41
81

What to do after this InDesign tutorial class?

01:07
82

Quiz - What Next

Final Quiz

83

Final Quiz

Lesson Info

How do I increase the space between letters in Adobe InDesign aka Tracking or Kerning

Hi there in this video, we're going to look at something called tracking or it's called turning. But what you're really doing is you're playing around with this space between letters, you can see here, I've tightened this one in and I've opened this one out. So let's go and look at how to do that in in design. Okay. Nice. Quick one. If I select my title here. Okay. My problem is that this is actually just in front of it. So I'm going to actually grab it, go to my layers panel, unlock the background and say you giant thing, go on the background layer, you're more appropriate back there and then I can lock it again. Alright, so tracking now I can select on him if I select all of this. Okay. The tracking is under character. It's this part here. Okay. The tracking is out out out out out. Okay, Just space between letters. Easy, easy, easy. Okay, you can sew out is interesting. Okay. And in. Okay, don't be afraid you can go in as well. So minus 50. You're going to kind of tighten it all up. ...

I'm gonna tighten mine up to maybe minus 30. Is it much different? You've got to decide. I play with the tracking people call it cocooning as well. Kooning is the kind of built in defaults, tracking is overriding it. Okay, so I'm gonna select all of this and go to zero and you just watch it undo. Redo undo. Redo undo. Okay. I like a bit of tracking the other thing. We'll do while we're here is we'll do the leading. Okay, so with character selected, the leading. Is this guy set to auto. Okay, I can play around with it to tighten it up. Okay, and I can increase it just to get it. Perfect. I wouldn't do this for all titles but the cover is a little bit of a special case. Now, a couple of shortcuts with all of the selected. I can do tracking by holding down the key on a pc or option key on a Mac and using my left or right arrows right, pushes it out and left tightens it up. Okay, same key. Okay, alter option and hit the up and down the keys. So I never use these options at the top here. I just select all of this, say this title here and I open it up a little bit but I just kind of work back and forth. You can work with separate letters. Okay. You might decide that the space this is actually quite a well spaced font, but say this one here is a bit tight. I can open up just the tracking of that one a little bit. And so I want to match this one. You can start playing around with your shortcuts. All right, that's it for tracking. And we threw in leading shortcuts for good measure

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