Skarekrow Vector Graphics

Kerning

Kerning is the horizontal adjustment of letters in a word to give a pleasing appearance and make it easier to read.
Kerning does not matter too much in paragraphs and chunks of text but bad kerning can stick out like a sore thumb on large text on a sign or garment.
Many sign making and desk top publishing applications attempt to adjust the kerning automatically but is also good to know how to adjust it manually.
In CorelDRAW you can adjust the kerning by selecting a line of text with the shape tool (second one down on the toolbox). You can drag the letters around by grabbing the little boxes that appear on the baseline to the left of each letter.
Aim to get an equal amount of white space between each letter as opposed to just equally spacing out the letters.

Just for fun and a bit of learning try out this Kerning Test

More soon.

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