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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?
Can you provide the file?
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)
Strange when I went into the style settings I see 120% ... Luckily resetting the typing tool helped. Thank you for your help.
Not strange, the default (auto) leading is 120% of the font size selected.
I know that. I mean, it was weird that my settings were showing 120%, not 500%.
Please try resetting the Type Tool with the Type Layer selected.
It helped, thank you so much for your help.
@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.
24pt on 26pt would be 2pt of leading, wouldn't it?
I take a different view!
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?
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
The type tool reset helped. Thanks to everyone for your help.