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    sharper text

    Hi..I just tried googling up some help and your forum headed the list so I hope you can help me. I know text is difficult to get with any clarity but I'm really unhappy with the results I'm getting.
    Can someone take a look and see if this is the best I can hope for or if I can actually crisp this up a bit.
    http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v1...assbanner3.jpg

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    may i ask how you did this? it looks like you made it a real small size and tried to stretch it. let us know a bit more and we can help a bit more
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    you're right...I made my work area to be banner size 720 x 65 px and then added my text and brushes. The text was stretched and altered to fit the area. I tried to start with the best size for the area which I think was somewhere around 48 pt but then I start playing with font types and had to stretch and tighten to make fit the space in the best way possible. I then sharpened and I do believe I used the sharpen more as well. Saved as a jpg.

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    I see quite a bit of JPEG compression and that text looks quite thin.
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    Okay, I am using the 'saving for web' and saving as a jpg and I see the setting was at 'low' so I moved that to max or 80 and got this,
    http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v1...logbanner3.jpg
    which although better is still not great. Is there something else I could be doing. I did stretch that font a bit to fit the space...what other options do you have? Would it be better to finish and then change the entire document size?

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    you're right...I made my work area to be banner size 720 x 65 px and then added my text and brushes. The text was stretched and altered to fit the area. I tried to start with the best size for the area which I think was somewhere around 48 pt but then I start playing with font types and had to stretch and tighten to make fit the space in the best way possible. I then sharpened and I do believe I used the sharpen more as well. Saved as a jpg.

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    Manoni Productions
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    Thanks Kaw..I guess I hoped to find the solution as well. I need the text to fit that space perfectly..how do you do that without stretching and maneuvering it around?

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    is the text a photo shop font for you? like can you create it in photoshop, or are you bringing in an outside file? if it is a photoshop font, then you can mess with the text properties, and it will be fine (in the text tool box) If you are bringing it in, you need to find a non rasterized copy.... may not be easy.
    Manoni Productions
    Pass me another beer...You are still ugly!

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    ahh..I see. I think..is it not the same when you use the 'rasterize type' feature on a downloaded font?
    I've discovered I could change the overall image size after all so I'm not bound to those dimensions. I tried to leave the font as unmanipulated as possible and the results are much clearer..

    Thanks for all of your help!

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