Force Justify Your Text
Materials Photoshop (Adobe Systems) • Gill Sans and Georgia fonts
"In the Digital Scrapbooking 5 magazine, on page 54, there is a layout called “meet ethan.” In this page the creator forced justified the text. I have Paint Shop Pro X. Anyone know how I can force justify my text in this software to be able to replicate the look of this layout?”
Mercedes Vargas, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
This letter appeared on page 10 in the April/May issue of Digital Scrapbooking magazine. Here's Michelle Shefveland's answer.
You can easily achieve this great look with the powerful kerning and leading tools included in Paint Shop Pro X’s Type tool. Here’s how:
1. Select the Type tool and choose the Gill Sans MT font. (This layout uses a font size of 34 points.)
2. Set the Background Color to black and change the Stroke Outline to 0.
3. Type your text, pressing ENTER at the end of each line of text.
4. Highlight a word that is to be red and set Background Color to red. Repeat for each red word.
5. Highlight all words in the text box and set the Leading to -0.45. (The leading size depends on the font and image size. For this example, we used -0.45, but experiment until you find a setting that works for your font.)
6. Then, to set the correct spacing on each line, select the first line (BOYCUDDLY) and adjust the Kerning to 210, so it aligns with SKATEBOARDER (the longest line). (Again, adjust the kerning until it works with your font size.)
7. Repeat for all other lines, adjusting the Kerning to align with SKATEBOARDER.
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