Can we get fonts as sharp as Windows?

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by Charles A. Landemaine, Feb 12, 2007.

  1. I was comparing my fonts in Photoshop with those of Windows. I can't
    have fonts as sharp as Windows. Here's the difference:

    The one on top is Trebuchet MS in Windows and the one at the bottom is
    the same font (Smooth) in Photoshop. I tried also Strong, Sharp and

    How can I solve it?
    Charles A. Landemaine, Feb 12, 2007
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  2. Charles A. Landemaine

    tacit Guest

    Set the Anti-Aliasing to "NONE".

    Be aware that this only looks good at certain point sizes; at other
    point sizes, it does not.
    tacit, Feb 12, 2007
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  3. Set the Anti-Aliasing to "NONE".

    But I don't like when antialiasing is turnt off at small sizes... :(
    Charles A. Landemaine, Feb 13, 2007
  4. The font at the top uses ClearType, which uses colours around the edge
    of the letters to make it appear sharper on LCDs (Zoom in in Photoshop
    to see). It has much the same effect as anti-aliasing on CRT monitors.
    It looks awful if your LCD has a different sub-pixel order to the
    setting used to render the text. Since good looking ClearType is device
    specific, it doesn't make much sense to render it in a raster image.

    Nicholas Sherlock
    Nicholas Sherlock, Feb 14, 2007
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