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Obsessive-Compulsive (I) Inmate

Insane since: Mar 2005

posted posted 03-08-2005 20:47

I have saome problems in Photoshop with text
The main thing is that i am trying to get it look "clean" and i cant get it to work.

What i am saying is that i have problems not getting it to look smooth and leaving it without the edges blended with background. (the other faded pixels near it). I have tryed all including getting it to change color's, RGB or other, standards but still nothing.
I really can't think of a better way to leave it nice and visible even if it is quite small.

Thanks a lot!

Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 03-08-2005 20:53

If you are going fairly small, then you should choose a font made specifically for smallness.
Brain fart. Can't think of any small fonts right now.

One thing I do is give an outer stroke or outer glow via layer styles.
With a little fiddling, this can give a hard-to-read font some punch.
Then I'll try different anti-aliasing(?) options.
What are those options in the options bar?
There's like None, Smooth, and several others.

Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: Florida
Insane since: Mar 2005

posted posted 03-08-2005 21:54

ya make sure you set the anti-aliasing method to 'crisp' or 'smooth' or something

and you can always use really big text, merge/flatten and then shrink the image

Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Cell 666
Insane since: Mar 2002

posted posted 03-11-2005 00:06

Yeah, make sure anti-aliasing isn't set to "None".

Maniac (V) Inmate

From: under the bed
Insane since: Feb 2000

posted posted 03-11-2005 00:26

well, that depends.

with plenty of fonts, at a small size, you *do* want to set it to "none"

it all depends on what you are doing.

very often a subtle drop shadow will also give your text greatly increased readibility.

Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: The Carpenter Arms
Insane since: Jan 2005

posted posted 03-11-2005 17:43

Sometimes when you are working on Photoshop and Illustrator at the same times it can happen. I can't remember with what versions it does this though. So if you are indeed working in Photoshop with Illustrator open ( or maybe another Adobe application), close it before you carry on.
This might be a hint...

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