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Jagged Fonts


lindaw

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I am trying to create a logo and all I have is Photoshop 6.01..grrr. Anyway when I create the type on a transp. background the fonts are jagged. I tried contract/feather, guass blur and rasterize, didn't work. Is there something I have forgotten in my long break from Pshop that I need to do so the font is not so ugly?

Thanks! [confused]
 

hedsteve

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well when you print it its gonna be ugly no matter what... get a vector based program like Illustrator for text.

In fact get a vector based program for logos and text... what happens down the line when you need to use this logo for the side of a van or something you'll make it huge and it will be pixelated as hell...
 

Lee

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lindaw,

You might want to look at your resolution. You are probably at 72. Bump it up to 300 and see if things get better.

Lee
 

hedsteve

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well when you print it its gonna be ugly no matter what... get a vector based program like Illustrator for text.

In fact get a vector based program for logos and text... what happens down the line when you need to use this logo for the side of a van or something you'll make it huge and it will be pixelated as hell...
 

Erik

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Linda, did you try the anti alias settings? If AA is off, you get jaggies...

Steve is right though: whenever you will have to make it larger, it'll become pixelated, so a vector app is indeed the best solution here.
Yet you can print text from PF without any jaggies if you just anti alias it.
 

lindaw

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Thanks for the info! My resolution is at 72 and I do have anti alias on. I tried crisp and smooth. I am sure the resolution is the problem..duh! Told you I have been away too long! The logo isn't going to be printed. It will be used on a website only. I will try moving it up to 300 and I am sure that will help!!

Thanks again!!!! :perfect:
 

lindaw

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The resolution change did it! Xara is on my list of things to buy...will be the next app I get but gotta save the $$$$ first [confused] Thanks again for the wonderful help!!! :perfect:
 

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