A&P Having an issue with aliased text in Photoshop CS4.

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  1. assclown

    assclown Active Member

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    So I'm designing a business card in Photoshop CS4 and I'm running into an issue I've never seen before.

    I can't figure out why my text is so aliased. This is Arial, size 48 @ 300dpi with Anti Aliasing set to Smooth.

    Even though I'm at 100% zoom, I feel like a 300dpi image should take up a lot more of my screen than it is right now. Have they changed anything regarding this so that it fits on screen? Maybe that's why it appears to be aliased. :dunno:

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  2. Ty Webb

    Ty Webb You don't have to go to college. This isn't Russia

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    You may want to try creating your card design, especially text, in illustrator. You can then import the vector images into InDesign to get them ready for print, or you can import them into your PS document, or type set it all in InDesign.

    Or to simply answer your question, Change the Anti-Aliasing to Smooth, Crisp, Strong, Sharp or None

    What os the print size of the document? For a business card, display on the computer monitor, what you showed seems like it may be alright.
     
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    I know I should be using Illustrator for this but I'm so used to Photoshop. :o

    Anti-Aliasing is set to Smooth already. I've tried all options but it still appears to be aliased.
     
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    I just read that printing text with anti aliasing causes it to print blurry. I'm wondering if I'm better off leaving it aliased. If I use a small/thin font though, it's hard to read on screen but maybe it will print properly. :dunno:
     
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    TheManLouisianaFace and decide!

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    for really small text, I'd leave it aliased, the print driver will take care of it anyway. might want to check your font smoothing settings in the OS and if you're running at the native res of your panel.
     
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    i dont get what your problem is..

    use sharp. and printing with it on won't make it blurry.
     
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    Font smoothing settings seem to be OK. I'm on a 17" MacBook Pro, no external monitor.

    Something else that's weird is if I create a document at 72dpi, size 6 font looks A LOT smaller than at 300dpi. Shouldn't it be the opposite? Though in Photoshop it says pixels/inch, so maybe I should set that to 600(ppi) for a 300dpi print. Using business card templates from printing sites, it opens as 300.

    I've never had these issues before, maybe I will try Photoshop on my PC to see if it's an issue with the Mac version.
     
  8. Bob Loblaw

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    nigga, stationary should be done in illustrator
    or at least indesign
    not photochop
     
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    :werd: photoshop sucks ass at text.
     
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    I'm still having aliasing issues in illustrator. I can't get anything to be super crisp for some reason. :wtf:

    I've never experienced this :sad2:
     
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    Did you rasterize the text or something?
     
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    illustrator, vectors ftw
     
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    I tried illustrator but it appears the same.
     

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