Tuesday Tutorial Spacing of text

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In todays lesson we were shown two tutorials one being able to change text spacing and the other making text clipping masks in different softwares. The first one we did was in Indesign where we played around with text spacing and how we would go about doing that. This is to help us when we start creating our double page spreads including our articles. So what we did was copied the text from the image above and then pasted it into a text box in indesign.

Screen Shot 2017-04-23 at 12.48.15As you can see this is what it originally looked like when I pasted the text.Before we did anything to justify the text, we made sure that they text boxes were un-hyphenated we the also changed the positioning of the text box by going to the paragraph section on the tool bar and selected the format which the image below shows.

Screen Shot 2017-04-23 at 12.54.50The format we chose was the one highlighted, this will give the text a clean and sharp finish to the text on a page (double page spread). After making sure this setting was on the text I then went on to edit the justifying setting.

Screen Shot 2017-04-23 at 12.49.17The main reasoning for adjusting the text settings is because that we don’t want to have some text to have singular words on one line or have a sentence end halfway through the page. It will look better if the text took a box shape which will improve the aesthetics of the double page spread. The way to adjust these setting is pressing the button on the tool bar at the top of the page that has three horizontal lines, then like seen above this grey box will appear with some options and I clicked on the Justification section as highlighted in blue.

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Above shows what changes I made to the justification settings. I first changed the glyph scaling percentage so that it wasn’t fully on 100%, to do this we changed the minimum  percentage box to 98% and the maximum box to 102 %. I then also changed the letter spacing settings so that there was still some leniency allowed in the main body of the text, so I changed the minimum to -5% and the maximum to 5%.

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The top image is the final outcome of all the changes we made during our tutorial and the bottom image is the original before the changes were made. The first copy looks untidy and the text looks staggered on the page which can be hard to read. Personally I think the top image looks a lot better and looks a lot easier to read. The paragraphs look neater and look better on a page. The text looks more equally spaced out giving a more aesthetically pleasing outcome and gives fluidity throughout the text and possibly the design.

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