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    anti-aliasing in Photoshop

    Which anti-aliasing text setting do people use in Photoshop when they're work is destined for the web? I'd be interested to know what people use.

    Also (this might be a bit of a Flash question) but what setting should I use (or doesn't it matter) when I'm going to import the PSD into Flash? Which will then use it's own anti-aliasing method—I don't want to end up applying it twice!

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    With various fonts, different anti-aliasing method may produce best results.
    For some "sharp" may be too blocky, while for others - very clear and easy to read.

    I usually select "crisp" or "smooth", occasionally "sharp" or even "strong" - when a bit bolder rendering of the characters is desirable.
    And of course "none" for pixel fonts.

    Sometimes, when I'm not satisfied with one a-a method, I mix them by cloning a layer with - for example - "sharp" and changing it to let's say "crisp" then I lower the opacity of both to the desired level.
    This way you can easily control the final look of your anti-aliased text.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Varelse View Post
    With various fonts, different anti-aliasing method may produce best results.
    For some "sharp" may be too blocky, while for others - very clear and easy to read.

    I usually select "crisp" or "smooth", occasionally "sharp" or even "strong" - when a bit bolder rendering of the characters is desirable.
    And of course "none" for pixel fonts.

    Sometimes, when I'm not satisfied with one aa-a method, I mix them by cloning a layer with - for example - "sharp" and changing it to let's say "crisp" then I lover the opacity of both to the desired level. This way you can easily control the final look of your anti-aliased text.
    Wow, nice tip! Never thought of that before
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    Thanks for that—I never thought of it either!

    Can't wait to try it out!

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    ZOMG! i also never thought of that!


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