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Adjusting Type

Even with the new Type tools in Photoshop 5.5, it's not the best application for typographic excellence. You have the option to place your type flush left, centered, or flush right. You can adjust the leading (vertical space between lines) and the tracking (horizontal space between letters), and you can kern pairs of letters to adjust their spacing. However, you don't have the versatility of a program such as PageMaker or even a good word processor that creates Drop Caps, Small Caps, and other fancy tricks.

To make the adjustments, open the Type tool window and select the type within it that you want to adjust. You needn't change everything if you don't want. You can, for instance, close up the gap in two letters by selecting them and adjusting the tracking. To adjust the space between two lines of type, increase or decrease the leading.


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