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.