Two weeks ago I wrote about some basic things you can do with the text on your layout – make a text box and change the font, font size, and font color. This week I’m going to cover a few other things you can do with your text.
This is the first draft of the journaling on my layout using the defaults from the template. I am going to change the font, font size, and spacing so the the journaling fills the available space.
The first thing I’m going to do is select all the text in the text box. With the text tool selected, click in the text box, then click “ctrl-a” or “cmd-a” (on a Mac) to select all the text. Next, I’m going to change the font by clicking the drop-down arrow in the font selection tool and picking the new font from the list.
I have the font I want, but it still doesn’t look the way I want because the text doesn’t fill the available space. I could make the font size larger, but I’m going to space out the text instead. With the text still selected, I’m going to change the spacing of the lines to 22 pts. There’s no drop-down choice for 22 pts, so I highlight the text in the line spacing box and type in “22″. I’m going to do the same thing with the character spacing. The drop down menu will let me select 25 or 50, but (through trial and error) I discovered that I want 30, so I have to type it in. This is what it looks like with the new selections. The text fits in the space just the way I want it to.
And here’s the full layout.
I made this layout with Yari’s Wonderful Tonight collab with Julie Billingsley, which is on sale for 50% off until Oct. 23, when it will be retired and gone forever.