Photoshop CS3 - Text is jagged

Posted on 2009-05-21
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I have copied some text from a Word doc and then copied it to notepad to remove the gargage and then pasted on top of an image.  The text is jagged and I tried the anti-alizing options but does not change it much.    Any ideas how to make it smooth?

Question by:JohnMac328
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LZ1 earned 1000 total points
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Photoshop is an image program and doesn't do text extremely well.  You will often find that the text is either jagged or even sometimes blurry.  Check your DPI.  If it's low, try turning it up to 300.  It also depends on the size of the file your working with.  
Ultimately you may wish to move it over to Illustrator, smooth the text and then reimport it to Photoshop.  Or if you can, do the whole file in Illustrator
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Philip_Spark earned 1000 total points
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The dpi is probably the key.

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Thanks guys, DPI was it.

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