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Old March 31st, 2010, 12:16 PM
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Is there a way to space characters out in PSE8? Kinda like this...

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Or is the a plugin that I could buy for text?

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Old March 31st, 2010, 12:51 PM
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Acls, you can just put an extra letter space between each letter.
If necessary to even out the spaces you can either use 2 spaces or select the letter and move it into position using the move tool.
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Old March 31st, 2010, 01:25 PM
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I don't have PSE 8 so I don't know if this is still possible, but on earlier versions, you could adjust the tracking of text:
-- Type in your text and click on the check mark to finalize
-- Now reselect the text you want to space out and look up at the options bar. There is an icon that looks like a square with a file folder with bullet points on it -- click on that to open up the dialogue box
-- Look for the item with the label AV (with a double headed arrow underneath -- right hand column third from the top -- this is the tracking variable) and try entering different values in the box (you might also be able to use the scrubber feature -- click and hold on the AV label and move left or right.)

You should see the spacing of the letters increase/decrease as you change the value.
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Old March 31st, 2010, 01:26 PM
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You might try to search about 'kerning', which is the word for varying the spacing between letters. There has been recent threads about that, and I am confident other members can find those threads. Personally, I use the kerning feature in the Elements+ add_on.
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Old March 31st, 2010, 02:53 PM
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Hi ...

In Photoshop you can change the space between the letters ... but Elements doesn't have that ... well there is a sort of workaround

... and you can actually make some changes to the spacing between letters ... but this one is really obscure

Go to Preferences ... and tick (check) Show Asian Text Options then restart Elements.
Now select the Text tool click on your image and type look at the top of the screen and there you have a new symbol (its a curly shape)
Make sure that your text is highlighted, click on the symbol then tick Mojikumi .. and you will be able to make some changes to the kerning by adjusting the slide.

It hasn't got the flexibility of Photoshop but it does give you some adjustability ..

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Old May 6th, 2010, 05:18 AM
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The elements organizer does not have this type of facility wherein user can have spacing between the characters. You can try the same thing in editor through Text Layer.
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