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how to create smoothest text

how to create smoothest text

how to create smoothest text

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I am developing a map legend that can be used in a number of programs but the text keeps coming up looking terrible.  What is the best way to add text into an image and having it appear smooth and crisp?  Thanks.

RE: how to create smoothest text

Are you anti-aliasing the text? If not then try checking the anti-aliasing checkbox. Also, if you're using version 6 or 7, try placing your text as a vector object.

Also, the color depth can affect the way your text is displayed. Make sure you have the color depth set to 16mil.

mike

RE: how to create smoothest text

If you are developing a map legend then chances are that you want the legend to be relatively small and also have the ability to look ok with a transparent background - in which case try using something like Verdana at 8pt with no anti-aliasing.

You should find that this looks good and, because there is no anti-aliasing, transparency works fine with it.

(In general though, I agree with everything mThomas said)

Thinking about it if you are 'add[ing] text into an image' then what mThomas said about 16 million colours is probably your problem; up the colour depth to 16 million, add your text, then reduce it back to 256, or whatever, after.

=)

PetitPal.

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