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Bluie

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Hello


I have the following image to illustrate a party held at an English country pub called The Sparrowhawk:

hawkIntro.jpg

I need to include the date, and so now I have this:

hawkIntro1.jpg

The text is pixellated - as I expected - but as I do not have access to a vector programme, I probably have to make do with it.


What might offset the text from the image is if I could outline each letter in black as you sometimes see in comics. I know you have to go into Blend | Stroke and Inner Shadow, but I can't quite remember how to do it.


Any advice would be appreciated.


Thanks.
 

IamSam

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As MrToM stated, Ps text is vector. Stroking will not help. Your resolution setting is 96. Try starting with 300 ppi next time with a much larger canvas size.

Check your anti-aliasing.

Is the text aliased at 100% magnification?

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Screen Shot 2016-06-06 at 10.10.10 AM.png

Looks pretty good to me. All text will look aliased at higher magnification.
 
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MrToM

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To be honest the image at print size looks fine to me, I can't see any pixelation anywhere.

If the text is still 'editable' then as a vector it can't possibly be pixelated.

Even if the text has been rasterised it still couldn't be pixelated...unless...the image has been transformed in scale using a bad choice of interpolation, or the image in question is a high compression jpg version of the original PSD.

Depending on what the image is to be used for, personally I wouldn't say it needs anything doing to it, although a little black stroke wouldn't do any harm.

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MrToM.
 

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