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Avoiding texts to get pixelated in photoshop even zooming in up to 600%

Discussion in 'Graphic Design' started by bxuhub, Sep 4, 2012.

  1. bxuhub

    bxuhub Regular Member

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    I have found this technique useful most especially in doing lay-outs for billboards using Photoshop.
    Similar in using CorelDraw, all texts are of perfect dimensions even you zoom it to a higher level. Here are 2 ways to get a perfect text line:

    1. Use coreldraw and design your text there. Then click and drag the text into photoshop.
    The quality of the text will never change.
    2. Use photoshop. Open a new page. Change the resolution of the Image Size from 72 to 1000. After, design your text in that high resolution sheet.
    IF you are happy with the style you make on the text, drag and drop it to the lay-out to where you want your text to look good even zoomed up to 600%.

    Try it for yourself and surely you will find it useful.
     
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  2. hawke

    hawke Power Member

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    1000 dpi will be a huge file when saved. Using illustrator to create the text with 300 dpi is More than enough resolution, even at 1000% zoom, and produce a much smaller file. Then open the AI file in Photoshop, and the text will remain editable as a smart object, while you design the rest of your layout. But seriously, if your designing something of THAT scale, you should be using Illustrator anyways.
     
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    ilcarnefice Junior Member

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    This is so helpful haha
     
  4. bxuhub

    bxuhub Regular Member

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    kindly hit the thanks button! :)
     
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    babyblues Registered Member

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    I don't get this. 300-400 dpi is used by the most popular magazine. And it's fine... Can you enlighten me?
     
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    Thanks a lot for this ... I often encounter this program when editing in photoshop
     
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    This is so funny, I was actually doing a layout for a group of businesses last week and I had to place individual ads in an InDesign layout. I think the OP's approach is sound but instead of increasing the resolution, I increased the image size by 4x or more. Either way, I think this works and for some reason, when I had businesses sending me pre-made images with 300dpi, that just didn't cut it when I moved the images over, and I'm not even talking billboard sizes!

    I noticed a HUGE difference when I would transfer a regular 300dpi image over to InDesign versus one of the ones that was 4x or 5x larger and then shrinking it down manually on the new template. The text was all pixelated on the first approach but the image enlarging made everything completely smooth. No question it works.
     
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    queenmery Power Member

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    Thanks for a really nice and important tips.
     
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    cioraneanu Newbie

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    simple just go into Illustrator :)
     
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    dsenyo Newbie

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    The file you will have after will be very huge, unless the design will be really simple and just text. The best option for anything that will be printed in large format is vector. Illustrator is the way.
     
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    nice tip to share if you have good machine then work on 300 dpi on photoshop is pretty enough, as billboards are usually needs to print on 40to50 dpi. so dont worry.
     
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    Kaykay47 Newbie

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    Great tips and new info here!
     
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    useful info shared, its all depend upon machine you have, rather printer main uses on low dpi.
     
  14. wilhtekz

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    Thanks, man :) Great tip, didn't know this was possible in Photoshop.