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Photoshop - fonts don't look same as samples

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I am new to Photoshop CS4 and I am trying to add text but the fonts don't look the same as their samples in the dropdown
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How does the look differ from the sample?  Could you post a screenshot?

For giggles, try increasing their size to see if that affects the look.
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make sure you dont have any blending options effects applied to the font layer or adjustment layers above it.
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Thanks for the help
I'm not sure how to check the blending options. When I change the size it does look slightly better but the font still seems freayed at the edges.
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even if I place an image with writing on it seems blurred
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Is it like it with all fonts, or just some? may be poor quality fonts.
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Please attach a screen shot so we can provide you better advice.

If you're running Windows, press Print Screen to capture the image to your clipboard.  Then paste it in a new photoshop image and save it as a .JPG.
If you're running Mac, press Command+Shift+3. This creates a .PNG file on your desktop called "Screen shot 2010-08-22 at 5.53.45 PM" (for example).

Upload the created screen shot to EE.
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You might also want to check the settings in the Type Tool Options bar .
Check to see what the appearance options are set to...

You should set it to 'Smooth'
Type-Too-Options.jpg
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Hi
Here is a screen shot
The font on the right is "Cooper Black" and doesn't look at all like it should
The picture on the right with it's writing was perfectly clear as a jpeg taken from Word.
It looks totally out of focus here.
FontExample.jpg
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Thanks a lot. this worked. Setting it to "Smooth" brought things into focus
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