Kerning is the adjustment of space within two letters. It isn't something to ignore since your clients may be unaware of it. It makes the design appear more professional.

It is not enough to be a graphic designer or a brand designer. For example, when creating a logo, it's important to pay attention to the font. The tips are listed below to make it much simpler.

The 10 Best Kerning Tips for Better Typography Practices

1. Be aware of leading and tracking before kerning-

The total spacing between the set of letters is said to be tracking. Whereas leading is the vertical gap between type lines. First, change your leading and kerning to the right level. It can alter any kerning changes you've already made.

2. It isn't a good idea to let your font system kern for you-

Once coming to headlines and logotypes, you'll kern the letters rather than rely on the common space. For each letter, a font requires spatial relations.

3. Make each letter appear to have the same amount of space- 

The human eye sees kerning as an equal amount of gap among letters. Make sure not to zoom in over much. Since it will look to be larger than the actual result 

4. Know how various letters link to one other in space-

Every letter has a mix of straight, rounded, and diagonal edges. So it's good to try to know the basic relations. One way is to estimate the distance of two straight letters, which equals one unit.

The distance between straight and round letters is only a fraction of a unit. And the gap between two round letters is about one unit.

5. Kern your type upside down-

You'll be able to see the text as a set of evenly spaced shapes if you do it this way. 

6. Kern in groups of threes -

Block the other letters with the first letter of a word. Adjust the space between the first three characters by moving your gaze over one letter. With the shift key until you reach the end of the word. 

7. Keep in mind that little is more -

It's better to kern too little than over kern your type. It will help to avoid looking unattractive too. 

8. Use various kerning options for large and small forms of your type -

It's essential to show both small and large logos. In small text sizes, the differences are less clear. However, it is obvious in headlines and logotypes. 


9. Be careful of communications through hard letters -

W, Y, V, T, Z, and P, and the lower case y and k are harder to kern. So are upper and lower case. To solve these issues, try kerning a few letters before moving on to the rest. 

10. Finally, try a fun kerning game to get much practice -

It will take much practice for these tactics to become second nature. So try out this exciting game that puts your kerning skills to the test. 

Written by Atiya Fairooz (Sabah) 

Concept by Muhammad Hafijur Rahman