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The baseline doesn't reappear here on my Mac using Photoshop CC 2017, when just adjusting kerning. It only reappears if I click in the text. But if I use arrow keys to move through the text the baseline remains hidden.
Not sure that helps unless you are using an earlier version, in which case it may have been a bug that was fixed.
Thanks, Steve. I am also using Photoshop CC 2017 but on Windows 7 Professional. I should have specified this information in my question, apologies. Using Ctrl+H.
Doing more "testing" on these client titles this morning... Wherever the cursor is when I hit Ctrl+H, I can adjust the kerning between those characters as much as I like, back and forth, without the baseline reappearing. I can then use the arrow keys to move the cursor and as soon as I adjust the spacing in a new location the baseline comes back. Same thing happens if I click to move the cursor, the baseline comes back as soon as I adjust spacing.
Do you mean "heavy kerning" to should that be "heavy tracking"?
Their title template has everything in all caps and the spacing between some (not all) of the letters needs adjustment. I would LOVE if all I had to do was crank the tracking up or down. Optical kerning does a better job than metric but still needs some manual adjustment.
Just trying to improve my efficiency at the task by hiding the baseline which makes it more difficult (for me anyway) to accurately gauge the spacing between characters without committing the text or temporarily hiding the baseline with Ctrl+H.
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I checked on a Windows 10 laptop and see what you mean. Ctl+H hides the baseline but unlike on the Mac the baseline returns with any change to kerning. Try this - instead of using Ctl+H, go to the View menu and uncheck "Extras". Even though the shortcut should theoretically be doing the same thing, the result is different in that both the baseline and the blinking cursor hide. I was able to still click between other letters and though both baseline and cursor were remained hidden I could change the kerning anywhere I clicked, without the baseline returning.
YES!! Thank you, Steve for discovering that Ctrl+H and physically unchecking "Extras" in the menu provide different results! Physically unchecking is faster for me than hitting Ctrl+H, adjust, Ctrl+H, adjust, and so on. Thanks again.