If you’re not manually kerning your headlines and other important type, your designs aren’t as good as they could be. There, I said it. Kerning isn’t an overtly difficult skill to become adept at – however, it is a skill that is difficult to master (kind of like playing the bass). That said, there are a few basic terms to know, tips to apply, and resources to bookmark that will have you on your way to getting your black belt in kerning. Then you’ll be sure to impress
everyone at the party your clients with your newly improved design work.
What is Kerning?
Kerning is the adjustment of space between two unique letters. The best type designers out there test every letter pairing in their typefaces and adjust the kerning metrics to ensure the best overall experience – however, by and large, manual kerning adjustments still need to be made (especially for notably difficult letter pairings, like the uppercase AVA combination for example). Read the whole article >