Kerning issue with Century Gothic in PhotShop

mijlee's picture

I need to use Century Gothic as a display face for some web layouts I'm putting together and am having some real issues with the kerning in PhotoShop. It work's perectly well when I set the same copy in Illustrator or InDesign. have tried all the various setting in the Character palette that normally control this (optical, metric, 0 etc) and nothing seems to be helping.

This is the first of hundreds of pages I need to prepare in PhotoShop for this project so really don't want to have to individually track each title.

Anyone come across this issue before.

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Grot Esqué's picture

Could you switch to Avant Garde? Kerning issues are certainly not the only ones with Century Gothic.

mijlee's picture

It looks like it was a glitch. I created another text box and it worked perfectly. Any clues to what might have caused it though? Was driving me mad for a little while there, and I've been designing websites in PhotoShop for 7 odd years ;-)

Grot Esqué's picture

Anti-alias? Zoom level?

mijlee's picture

All normal. The file has been shared and edited by a few users, so all I can think of is that one of those users had some weird setting or a messed up version of the Century installed?

Miss Tiffany's picture

Doesn't Photoshop have an optical kern feature? I'd think that might help.

mijlee's picture

I had that setting selected and it was still looking like the image above. This is what was freaking me out. I think it was a bug, as once I retyped the copy it was fine.

Miss Tiffany's picture

Oh! Weird. So at first typing it is wonky, but then you re-type it and it is fine? That smells like a bug to me.

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