Let’s head back to last week’s Design Term, widows + orphans. I mentioned one way to fix the problem of widows and orphans would be to adjust the space between the letters or words. Which leads us to today’s term: ‘Kerning’. Kerning is adjusting the spacing between letters or characters. Let’s face it, no font is perfect (maybe some…). So sometimes, it’s necessary to do a little tweaking to individual space between each letter. Or other times it might be visually appealing to adjust the letter spacing as a whole. To kern your word or an individual space in Creative Suite, highlight your text or place your cursor between a specific letter, and using your Apple keyboard, press option and the left/right arrow key, depending on which way you would like to move the letters.
Where does your drive to create come from?
Why do you do what you do?
Take some time to create something, just because you love it.
There’s always your go-items in the summer time that are easy, breezy. Perfect for a warm day, exploring, shopping, or at the beach. These are all pieces that make up my summer must-haves.
What are you summer staples?
I’ve got summer on the brain with the hot weather we’re currently having, and these bright, raw, colorful patterns feel perfect for summer.
Color.Hailpixel is a really great, simple, fun, color palette resource. I’ve come across many different options but I think this might be my favorite. It’s super simple and straight forward. It’s a great option to see your exact colors within a browser window and have the hex number ready to use. Your color palette also has it’s own URL, allowing you to come back to it later. Color away!
Around the time of the launch of the new site I recieved my new business cards in the mail. I’m super excited about how they turned out! The cards are a 2.25″ circle, letterpressed with Pantone Cool Grey 6U, by Mama’s Sauce. Mama’s Sauce was extremely helpful during the process and I can’t recommend them enough.