From 20 episodes, picked at random:
It’s that W and A that drive me nuts. Every episode I sit waiting for the delightfully brief title sting, then 30 seconds later I want to throw something at the screen. And, as you can see, they sometimes get it right.
The Mentalist itself is pretty good telly – well, it was; it’s gone off the boil a bit lately – early on there were lots of cleverly thought out gags and clues for the protagonist to riff on.
Kerning cheat sheet:
|Put cursor between letters and use Alt + left or right cursor keys|
|Fireworks||Put cursor between letters and use properties panel (ewww)|
|Apple Motion < 5.0.5||Put cursor between letters and use Ctrl + left or right cursor keys|
|Apple Motion > 5.0.5||Put cursor between letters and use Ctrl + Option + left or right bracket keys|
|Apple FCP X||Put cursor between letters and use Ctrl + left or right cursor keys (See this page for additional notes)
UPDATE: dunno when they changed it, but the keys are now Cmd-Alt plus the left or right square bracket keys [ and ].
Also see 8 simple kerning tips for some useful tricks. I like the upside-down one best – though squinting can often blur the words enough for you to judge the spacing properly.