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Crisp text in photoshop?
Crisp text in photoshop?
by Ariella Furman on Feb 9, 2016 at 6:43:22 pm

Wondering if someone can help me with this...

I'm making a pdf document in Photoshop... I know this is a job for inDesign, but this pdf is a one time project for my business and I only have Photoshop experience.

So this is a 6 page pdf. When I open the PDF pages 2 - 6 display perfect, crisp text, but the first page has extremely fuzzy text. I noticed the file size of the first page is 3mb, the rest are about 7 or 8 mb, but all pages are very similar.

Each page is RGB 8 bits.


Bonus, how can I get a perfect, crisp circle shape in Photoshop?

Re: Crisp text in photoshop?
by Kalle Kannisto on Feb 9, 2016 at 9:37:09 pm

PDF text originating in Photoshop becomes "soft" when it gets rasterized. This happens if you change the blending mode from normal to something else or apply an effect, or use faux bold or faux ital, text warp, etc. So, make sure you don't do anything like that which has to be rasterized in PDF rather than the PDF using the font as-is.

You can make a crisp PDF circle in Photoshop by making it a shape layer rather than a filled selection.

There may be some additional PDF setting you have to select to retain vector information for shape layers, I don't recall off the top of my head.