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How Can I Sharpen Text (using Illus. v. 10) - Adobe Illustrator Windows

First off, I'm a real newbie. I created a simple graphic (.gif) using the Text tool but it appears "fuzzy" when I view it. I need to know how to sharpen the text image. After clicking "new doc", I use these settings: Size=Custom, width=260, height=30, units=pixels or points (i've tried both), color=rgb. After clicking OK, selecting my font and size, I click "text" tool, select my color, then type my words. When I "Save for Web" and look on the "Optimized" screen, the characters are really fuzzy. I've tried rasterizing (whatever that is), but it doesn't seem to help. I'm ...

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    Default How Can I Sharpen Text (using Illus. v. 10)

    First off, I'm a real newbie. I created a simple graphic (.gif) using the Text tool but it appears "fuzzy" when I view it. I need to know how to sharpen the text image.

    After clicking "new doc", I use these settings: Size=Custom, width=260, height=30, units=pixels or points (i've tried both), color=rgb. After clicking OK, selecting my font and size, I click "text" tool, select my color, then type my words. When I "Save for Web" and look on the "Optimized" screen, the characters are really fuzzy.

    I've tried rasterizing (whatever that is), but it doesn't seem to help. I'm lost. Any help you can provide would be MOST appreciated!

    Regards,
    Shirley
    Shirley_Hommel@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Shirley,

    please try applying Effect > Rasterize. There you can find an option area where you take the option 'optimized for type (hinted)'. Now save for web and look what happens.

    Sincerely

    Kurt Gold
    Kurt_Gold@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Shirley,

    If you have Photoshop, you would be better off adding the text there, since
    you then get the option of several methods of text-sharpening


    LenHewitt@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Kurt,

    Thank you SO much for taking the time to reply. I will go try your suggestion and keep my fingers crossed <G>.

    Thanks again!!

    Regards,
    Shirley
    Shirley_Hommel@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Hi Len,

    Actually, I do have PhotoShop. Thanks for the suggestion. I could try that too. Can't hurt. I know about as much on Illustrator that I do on Photoshop (nothing!). <G>

    I just need text in a graphic for a heading on our website. Sounded so much easier than it's turning out to be...

    Thanks!!!

    Enjoy your day.
    Shirley
    Shirley_Hommel@adobeforums.com Guest

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