Msg#: 3520367 posted 7:52 pm on Dec 4, 2007 (gmt 0)
I have been trying to create new button images (gif) with just the text in the button. Using Illustrator, I sometimes get nice clear text once I resize and save, but usually it is slightly blurry for some reason.
I recall reading (somewhere...) that you can optimize the placement of objects and text in Illustrator so that when you resize, the pixels are in "the right place" and you get sharp text as opposed to not so sharp.
I see nice clear text in buttons all over the place but if I try to re-create it from scratch, mine look like crap.
Msg#: 3520367 posted 10:23 am on Dec 12, 2007 (gmt 0)
Unless you're using a fancy font, another good alternative is to create background images without the text for the buttons. Then use actual links for the text and use CSS to style it and add the background image.
Msg#: 3520367 posted 5:02 pm on Dec 12, 2007 (gmt 0)
Following up on what Limbo said,
If you have your button graphic at the finish size and you add a text layer with your text at finish size, then as you adjust the text anti-alias to either none, sharp, crisp, strong, or smooth (adjust from the text pallet) you will see exactly how the type will appear.
For me, I usally find gif works best for small type but you may find jpg works better in some cases. Try both.