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Kern Text Tutorial

Kerning text makes it look so much better because it moves the text closer together.
PLEASEEEE KERN YOUR TEXT!

What you'll be doing:


The Steps

1. Type out your text however you want it. Do not add strokes or anything like that until after you've kerned your text.

Highlight the text


2. Click the "Character" tool {Or click Window >> Character"}


3. A box should have popped up. You're going to be changing the area I outlined in black, which controls the space between your letters.


4. The lower the numbers are, the closer together your letters will be. I usually have mine -50, -100, -130, or something of that sort. It depends on the font you're using. Change the number to whatever looks best with your font.

{Side Note}:If you need to kern only specific letters and not the entire word than highlight just the letters that need to be kerned.


Finished Product: