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    The answer is yes and no. It won't look as good as say 72pt fonts, but if you want a tutorial look no further than http://www.designsbymark.com/pstips/...malltext.shtml .

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    Is there a way to get a small font 10 or 11 to render crip and clear in a graphic and still have smooth antialiasing?

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    Thanks. Yeah, I guess I could do it pixel by pixel, but I was really looking for another method or maybe a certain font that doesn't blur as much at small sizes. My guess is that 'simple solution' doesn't exist. Thanks

    Ralph

    [This message has been edited by rhilli (edited June 02, 2000).]

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    Try making your graphics with really large fonts (144 pt or higher) then resampling it down towards the size you want.

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    wow, i almost got excited, but there was no visible difference when i tried it. thanks though.

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    Whenever I need *really* small fonts I draw them out by hand or use the non-TTF font "System." Courier works well too at small sizes.

    Be sure you have your antialiasing to strong or sharp, not full A-A'ing.

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    Use a very fine(small) font like silkscreen

    This is the smallest and best font I've used..
    http://www.kottke.org/plus/type/silkscreen/index.html

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    I've never been able to solve this problem either, and the only help I can give would be - trial and error. Some fonts work, some don't. Stick to thin/fine fonts, don't use things like arial black as they block out.

    Also take note of the image settings you use when saving the file. I've found that it can make a difference to the anti-aliasing. I create graphics in photoshop/illustrator then optimize them in fireworks as it gives you the best control over the quality settings

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    I've never been able to solve this problem either, and the only help I can give would be - trial and error. Some fonts work, some don't. Stick to thin/fine fonts, don't use things like arial black as they block out.

    Also take note of the image settings you use when saving the file. I've found that it can make a difference to the anti-aliasing. I create graphics in photoshop/illustrator then optimize them in fireworks as it gives you the best control over the quality settings.

    Hope that helps

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    What application are you using to create the graphics? With most good ones you can turn down the strength of the Anti Aliasing or turn it off all together for small text.

    Adobe Photoshop is excellent at rendering small text - if you've got the money it's well worth a look.

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