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Fuzzy Type in Your Photoshop Image?

If you want to add text to your image in Photoshop, but it's going to be straight type—no Gaussian blurs or other filter effects—add that type in Quark! Then you'll know the type will output properly, be vector-based Postscript, and not have fuzzy, anti-aliased edges. The fact is, there are numerous ways to go wrong with type in Photoshop. Best bet is to save the file as EPS, but you must never, never open that image back up in Photoshop. The text layer rasterizes and becomes a bitmap at the resolution of your image. Instead, if there are changes, go back to your master .psd file, make the change, and save a new EPS to replace the first. But other reasons to do it in Quark? You can move the type around independently of the image, and when there are text changes, there are no trips back to Photoshop.

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