Adobe InDesign, I have setup a
paragraph style for a sub-headline which has the headline as well as the first line of the following paragraph indented. In some instances, the sub-headline runs over two lines and the alignment of the first letters sometimes is rather unappealing. I understand that kerning usually means the adjustment of the space between two letters, but is there also a method of tweaking the alignment/spacing in such cases? Please refer to the screenshots below. Here, I would like to nudge the »V« in the second line a little further in but I can't find any way to do so.
With your headline text selected, enable the "Optical Margin Alignment" feature, found under "Window > Type & Tables > Story", change that amount to your font size and try different values until it looks good. Play with it a bit.
Read more at https://indesignsecrets.com/tip-of-the-week-using-optical-margin-alignment.php and google it for different ways to use this.