Kerning refers to adjusting the space between two letters. In Adobe Fireworks , the default horizontal kerning or “tracking” is 0. If we use only 1 word , it can easily be kerned by using the justified alignment button or by using tracking. But what if we want more kerning for two words, a phrase or even a paragraph ?
So here’s a simple tip for kerning a word , or a few letters only. Use the justified alignment button ( blue circle ) if you want more kerning , or you can use the tracking slider ( orange circle ).
For kerning words , or paragraph. Using the justified alignment button doesn’t work or makes the text looks weird , the only solution is to manually change the value of tracking ( the orange circle ). By default the tracking value is -99 to 100 , -99 means that the letters are too close and we dont want that. The solution is to change the value to more than 100 , like 300 , 500 to 1,000 or even more. This takes a little trial and error to get the desired kerning but it is well worth it =)
Here’s an example of the text kerning method in a text on a circle path, the tracking value is around 1,200. Any questions ? Feel free to comment below.