LiveMotion is sophisticated in that it allows you to make adjustments to your type that are usually reserved for high-end typesetting programs such as Adobe Illustrator. The Tracking option allows you to change the distributed spacing between letters.
Task: Tracking Type
To track type in LiveMotion, perform the following steps:
Create a new canvas for the exercise.
Select the Type tool from the toolbox and click on the canvas.
Choose your font by selecting it from the drop-down menu in the Properties palette.
Set a size in points using the Size text box.
Set the style of your choice.
In the Tracking text box, enter a numeric value. To add space between letters, use a higher value. To reduce space between letters, use a lower value.
Figure 3.19 shows normal tracking, tracking set to 40, and tracking set to-10.
Figure 3.19 Three tracking values: normal, positive, and negative.
You can use negative values to set the letter spacing below the font's default, which is 0.