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Problem with leading in Photoshop

Community Beginner ,
Jul 13, 2021 Jul 13, 2021

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I have a problem with leading in Photoshop. When I set the value to "auto", the gap is very large. An example is shown in the picture below. This has been happening for a long time. The last update of the program did not change anything. How can I fix it?

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Adobe Community Professional , Jul 13, 2021 Jul 13, 2021
In you paragraph Justification settings, Auto-Leading percentage is set to 500%. Change it to something smaller, like maybe 120% (or whatever works best in your context)

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Adobe Community Professional , Jul 13, 2021 Jul 13, 2021
Please try resetting the Type Tool with the Type Layer selected. 

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Can you provide the file? 

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Sure.

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In you paragraph Justification settings, Auto-Leading percentage is set to 500%. Change it to something smaller, like maybe 120% (or whatever works best in your context)

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Strange when I went into the style settings I see 120% ... Luckily resetting the typing tool helped. Thank you for your help.

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Not strange, the default (auto) leading is 120% of the font size selected.

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I know that. I mean, it was weird that my settings were showing 120%, not 500%.

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Please try resetting the Type Tool with the Type Layer selected. 

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It helped, thank you so much for your help.

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@SJRiegel is correct that "Auto" uses whatever percentage you have set and the default is 120%.

 

Another option, though, is to use a set amount. Gutenberg used typesize plus two, which is a good starting place — in your case with 24 pts for the typesize, you would start with 26 pts for the leading, then adjust as needed.

 

~ Jane

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24pt on 26pt would be 2pt of leading, wouldn't it?

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@Derek Cross wrote:

24pt on 26pt would be 2pt of leading, wouldn't it?


 

No. Leading is measured baseline to baseline, so 2 pts of leading by definition is only 2 pts.

 

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~ Jane

 

 

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I take a different view!

 

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I take a different view!

By @Derek Cross

 

Interesting perspective, Derek ! 😊

 

https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/leading.html

 

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Obviously Indesign, Photoshop, … use the term as you indicate but as my native tongue is not english I checked for translations of »Zeilenabstand« (baseline-to-baseline) and »Durchschuß« (the additional space between lines) and the dictionary I used gives »leading« and »lead« for the second one … maybe there was some historic change of terminology? 

What do you call the empty space between lines or is there no commonly used term for that at current? 

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The way I look at it – the traditional hand typesetting way – the size of the font is measured from the tallest ascender to the lowest descender, plus a little so the lines of type don't touch ascenders to defenders in solid text. This is the type size so, for example, a 12pt font is on a 12pt body (ascender to descender), 12/14 has, in this example, has 2pts of leading. The terminology in applications like InDesign and Photoshop include the leading, so they call it 14pt leading, but really it's 2pt

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The type tool reset helped. Thanks to everyone for your help.

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