Exploring the Adobe Education Exchange – Kerning Around
I was asked a few months back by some nice people who work with Adobe to give the Adobe Educator Exchange a look, and share some of the resources that I found interesting. While I haven’t always found the resources to be compelling or engaging (there are a LOT of rather dry tutorials and lessons, especially in the Higher-Ed categories), there are plenty of amazingly creative and useful interactives, lessons, and ideas being shared there. They even have their annual Educator’s Choice Awards going on right now (submission deadline is this evening), so it’s been interesting to see which submissions are being rated the highest.
This video will most likely be my last in this series of “exploring the Adobe Education Exchange”, but it certainly won’t be the last time I visit the site, especially after finding this awesome typography challenge that all secondary design and digital production students should be aware of. The idea of kerning was new to me when I first saw the site, so I had to go look up what it meant…turns out, I’ve been kerning for quite some time now without even realizing it. Apparently kerning is the process of spacing letters when working with type and text to make it more visually appealing. I play around with the spacing of the individual letters in a body of text from time to time when working with Fireworks, Illustrator, or Photoshop, but never enough to actually realize it was called something other than “spacing”. Enjoy me making a typography fool out of myself!
I really thought I had a better “eye” for design and spacing elements appropriately, but as you can see in the video, I still have a little bit of work to do in that department. If you’re curious about my other videos I created while exploring the Adobe Education Exchange, you can check out the playlist over on YouTube, or visit my posts about them below.