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Small Fonts
I just can't them to look quite right...
Newnewbie




msg:852804
 3:33 pm on Nov 7, 2001 (gmt 0)

Does anybody know what small fonts look good for creating gifs? I have Photoshop 5.5 on a Win2k system. My friends with Macs can create very small fonts that are crisp and readable, but mine are fuzzy... I've tried playing with the anti-aliasing and kerning,ect, but that doesn't really help. Do Mac fonts just look better than Win fonts??

 

Xoc




msg:852805
 3:54 pm on Nov 7, 2001 (gmt 0)

This got discussed before on this thread: [webmasterworld.com...]

Newnewbie




msg:852806
 4:12 pm on Nov 7, 2001 (gmt 0)

Thanks for the info Xoc! I will certainly check it out. But let me ask you this... Are these small font problems just on Windows, or do Mac users have them too??

stavs




msg:852807
 4:29 pm on Nov 7, 2001 (gmt 0)

the mac have some very good fonts that windows doesn't have. for example, helvetica looks great at small size. and so does geneva. two great fonts that we don't have.

try searching for "pixel fonts" on google, you should find some good free fonts there that don't need to be anti-aliased - you just need to use them at the size specified - most are between 5pt and 8pt - very small and very crisp.

mivox




msg:852808
 5:53 pm on Nov 7, 2001 (gmt 0)

Verdana is usally a good font for small size work (that's available on Windows systems)... expecially if you turn anti-aliasing off.

I've had fairly good luck with Arial (anti-aliased), but generally, at *small* sizes, most fonts end up looking fuzzy if you try to anti-alias them at al.

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