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Old 10-13-2002, 08:27 PM
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Unhappy What did I do wrong?

Yesterday I printed text using PS and it turned out beautiful.....nice and crisp.

Today I printed and my text is all pixelated and choppy on the edges.

what did I do wrong, and how can I fix it?

THANKS!
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Old 10-13-2002, 09:06 PM
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Try doing a test print to see if maybe one of your cartridges is gummed up.
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Old 10-13-2002, 09:09 PM
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Did you resize the image at all?
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Old 10-13-2002, 09:14 PM
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DJ...no cartridges, it's a laser


Greg....no resizing.

Is it possible that I accidentlly toggled something that shouldn't be toggled?

is raterizing involved.....Not that I know what that is!
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Old 10-13-2002, 09:52 PM
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It sounds like a resolution problem due to the choppy, pixaleted edges....need some more background info. Was the file created in PS or imported in? file type?

"rasterizing" is when you convert a vector element to bitmap. When you type text in PS it's vector but when the file is flattened the type must be "rasterized". It's possible you printed the image while the type was still as vector and then saved the image as a low res .jpg....which would explain the jaggies from the later printing.
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Old 10-13-2002, 10:45 PM
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Was the file created in PS or imported in? file type?


yes...file was created in PS. I'm running PS 7 in MAC OS 10 (jaguar)

I'll do a test sample and make sure I rasterize the file before I print.[B]
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Old 10-13-2002, 10:50 PM
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Check the anti-aliasing settings.
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Old 10-14-2002, 09:27 PM
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Talking MYSTERY SOLVED!

some how, when I wasn't looking, I think my cat got her paws on my computer and changed my greyscale file to RGB. That is what caused the 'glitch' I was experiencing.


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Old 10-14-2002, 09:32 PM
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I'm betting this is a problem many members of this site can identify with. Lots of cat people here.
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Old 10-14-2002, 09:52 PM
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I generally blame lot's of things on my cat as well!
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