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unwanted letter spacing

For a few days now whenever I use the text tool it creates spacing between the letters. I was playing around with text last week so I'm sure I hit the wrong button somewhere, I just don't know which. I'm using Photoshop Elements 13.

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catsdownunder
Oct. 11th, 2015 09:01 pm (UTC)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJgOJ84ItME

and another

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8irJm8PLSdk

You got me intrigued so I googled and found this. It may help.

Edited at 2015-10-11 09:10 pm (UTC)
hyacinthos
Oct. 11th, 2015 09:21 pm (UTC)
I tried both but neither worked.
catsdownunder
Oct. 11th, 2015 09:28 pm (UTC)
I have been pulling my hair out trying ... looks like my own version of Photoshop Elements 12 does not have it either.

A pity it was not a standard feature on all products.
hyacinthos
Oct. 11th, 2015 09:42 pm (UTC)
I was really hoping it'd be as easy as Opt + left arrow, but all it did was select the text. :(
catsdownunder
Oct. 11th, 2015 09:45 pm (UTC)
It is a way of getting us to upgrade but not all of us have gold in a vault at Gringotts ;)
basilxhallward
Oct. 11th, 2015 09:32 pm (UTC)
I don't think it's kerning if it's all the letters. It's probably the tracking. It's in the same place as kerning. I'm not super familiar with elements but it should be an A and V with an <---> underneath. Highlight the text and set it back to auto and see if that helps.
hyacinthos
Oct. 11th, 2015 09:42 pm (UTC)
To be honest I don't think I even have kerning in Elements so I'm not sure what it is. This is what the tool bar looks like for text

catsdownunder
Oct. 11th, 2015 09:47 pm (UTC)
That is what PSE12 looks like too. HEAD DESK
basilxhallward
Oct. 11th, 2015 10:11 pm (UTC)
Hmm. Is it in all fonts or just the one? Sometimes the built in letter spacing is large on purpose and that's the way it's meant to be. If not see the carat drop down on the right? Check to see what the options in there are or if one of them is inadvertently checked? I set mine to all caps all the time in other programs and then forget.
hyacinthos
Oct. 11th, 2015 10:18 pm (UTC)
It's all fonts. The drop down is just to reset the tools to their default, which I did both there and under preferences but it did nothing.
basilxhallward
Oct. 11th, 2015 10:23 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry then, I have no idea what the solution is. Hopefully someone comes along who has a better understanding of the program.
hyacinthos
Oct. 11th, 2015 10:53 pm (UTC)
I ended up just reinstalling the program and it's back to normal, but it still would've been nice to know the problem for future reference.
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