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Grady Knight
text unreadable after resizing document
on Jun 12, 2008 at 4:42:09 am

I am using Ps 7. When I add text to a map I am working on then resize the map to 50% the text becomes unreadable. I believe that I am making the text large enough to read at 1/2 the size but much of the text has ragged edges and the vertical strokes seem twice as thick as they should, looks like blobs from a leaking pen.
I know that there must be something that I should be doing to the text before I resizes the document but not sure what.
Also if I increase the size of the document it also ruins the text edges.

Should I be resizing to my final size before I add text? I would have to do two separate maps for that, need two final sizes.

Thanks in advance if you can help me with this.


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Richard Harrington
Re: text unreadable after resizing document
on Jun 13, 2008 at 12:15:07 am

Are you just changing zoom size or the image size.


Text is vector.

Check the anti-alias settings you are using i n the Options Bar

look up antialiasing in help menu

Richard M. Harrington, PMP

Author: Photoshop for Video, Understanding Adobe Photoshop, and ATS:iWork


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Grady Knight
Re: text unreadable after resizing document
on Jun 13, 2008 at 4:48:56 am

Tried looking it up. Said to turn of anti-alias go to Edit -> Preferences -> General. I look there and cannot find anything about anti-alias. Am I looking in the wrong place?

8mm & 16mm film to DVD


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ian schmoel
Re: text unreadable after resizing document
on Jun 16, 2008 at 10:54:54 pm

Is the file a PSD or are you working with a flattened image? In other words, are you flattening the image and then resizing it?



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Grady Knight
Re: text unreadable after resizing document
on Jun 17, 2008 at 3:30:18 am

Yes I am working with a .psd and yes I flattened the image before I resized it. I am only resizing it because I need one samll for a web page and a larger pdf file for downloads.
Maybe I need to just make two different documents?

Thanks for your help.

8mm & 16mm film to DVD


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Ian Schmoel
Re: text unreadable after resizing document
on Jun 17, 2008 at 2:18:59 pm

Duplicate the PSD, resize it and then flatten it. Your text should hold up then.



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Grady Knight
Re: text unreadable after resizing document
on Jun 20, 2008 at 5:39:36 am

Thanks, I just got back and will try it out tomorrow.

8mm & 16mm film to DVD


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