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Old 04-10-2008, 05:39 PM
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Text is all horrible.

Whenever i make something small with text in it it comes out horribly pixelated. All i do is bevel and emboss and drop shadow. Why is this? And by small i mean 4 inch or less. Shouldn't the text be smooth?
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Old 04-10-2008, 06:31 PM
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Re: Text is all horrible.

I'm assuming you are using Photoshop or PSP. You say "comes out"... is this text meant for print or screen? What resolution are you working at? If for print, increase the resolution of your file.
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Old 04-10-2008, 06:46 PM
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Re: Text is all horrible.

Lol im sorry yes i am using photoshop and i am a total newbie so im not sure how to check what resolution i am working with. I have PS CS 8.0 and i do need to print.
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Old 04-10-2008, 07:06 PM
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Re: Text is all horrible.

You have the option when you create a new document to set the resolution. For the current document. Use Image>Size and set the size and resolution there.
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Old 04-10-2008, 07:29 PM
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Re: Text is all horrible.

As Swampy said, you really need to create a higher resolution file from the start to get decent prints. A good resolution for printing is 300dpi for images and text.
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Old 04-11-2008, 11:48 AM
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Re: Text is all horrible.

You guys are awesome thank you. Now how do i install new font? I have serpentine and i need it in my fonts.
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Old 04-11-2008, 11:59 AM
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Re: Text is all horrible.

Also, check the options bar at the top to make sure your type is set to anything but "None"
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Old 04-11-2008, 12:08 PM
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Re: Text is all horrible.

Windows;
drag the font file into C:\windows\fonts
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Old 04-11-2008, 12:23 PM
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Thank you guys so much You saved me. keep up the good work and this wont be the last you see of me.
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Old 04-11-2008, 12:24 PM
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Re: Text is all horrible.

Mac: Drag the font into... User's (your home folder)/Library/Fonts. It may require a reboot of Photoshop or the OS. to be recognized. I use a font manager, so I don't know the rest of the story.
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