I’m not sure if any of you guys have found this issue. After creating a font (using the Illustrator extension) and setting the tracking, kerning, kerning groups etc all looks fine in the FontSelf live preview. Then when I’m using the newly created and installed font in Photoshop, the kerning looks way off, in comparison to how its set up in Fontself.
It’s been driving me mad for a while and had spent ages tweaking, (not twerking ) re-tweaking, saving and re-installing the font file…but to no avail. The letter spacing still didn’t match how I’ve set the font up to look in FontSelf.
Finally managed to solve it . In Photoshop, open the Character Panel menu option (hamburger icon on the top of the character panel) if System Layout is checked, click on it to uncheck it. Your font should now appear like how its set up in FontSelf. You may need to click on Fractional Widths but just unchecking System Layout worked for me. Not sure why that works, but it does.
I’ve included a few screenshots below to help illustrate the above. Images are as follows:
- Fontself Illustrator set-up
- Photoshop font with System layout ‘on’
- Photoshop font with System layout ‘off’
Hope it helps some of you!