How to Change the Leading (Line Spacing) in DesignScape

In this tutorial I’m going to show you how to change the leading, or the line spacing, with text in DesignScape. I’m also going to show you how to make a clipping mask to overlay the text! :slight_smile:

First, let’s add the font to DesignScape. I’ve selected the Princess font from Craft Little Nodes.

Hit T on your keyboard to select the Text Tool, and drag a text box. You’ll need to go up to the text menu and select your font (CLN-Princess in my example) then start typing. You may need to change the size of the text depending on the size of your canvas.

Next, we are going to open the Character menu. You’ll see this off to the right near the layers panel (“Cha”). If you’re not seeing that as an option, click Window > Character and the Character menu will pop up.

I have unchecked the Auto box, and I have played around with a few different numbers in the Leading box. 800px seems to work well for this font/canvas size. This will be different for each font, so you’ll want to play around with it until you get the line height to be where you want.

That’s it! However, I wanted to take it one step further and add an overlay with a glitter background :star_struck:

I located a Glitter background from this bundle in my downloads and all I did was dragged it over to the Design Scape screen and it imported the file.

On the glitter layer, I’m going to right click and then select ‘clipping mask’

Then I’m going to go up to Edit > Free Transform and play around with the size of the glitter layer.

And this is the finished product! :slight_smile: