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Depending on which version of Photoshop you are using - you can specify the level of anti-aliasing on fonts in the Character palette. There is a drop down giving you options such as none, strong, smooth etc - play with this to get the effect you require.

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Depending on which version of Photoshop you are using - you can specify the level of anti-aliasing on fonts in the Character palette. There is a drop down giving you options such as none, strong, smooth etc - play with this to get the effect you require.

i'm using photshop cs2 but there's nothing that looks like clear-type.. every ps character option has too much antialiasing and it doesnt look like when you have some text in mozilla or explorer. but thanks anyway

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Yeah, I'm not sure of the answer myself, but Tricky, are you sure you're distinguishing between ClearType, which is a specific Microsoft thing, and normal anti-aliasing? ClearType involves a lot more than normal anti-aliasing, and I'd assume is fairly proprietary.

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Yeah, I'm not sure of the answer myself, but Tricky, are you sure you're distinguishing between ClearType, which is a specific Microsoft thing, and normal anti-aliasing? ClearType involves a lot more than normal anti-aliasing, and I'd assume is fairly proprietary.

It was the only (simple) way I could think of to re-create the effect. You could always spend ages messing around with blur/contrast/saturation settings. Also this very much depends on what kind of monitor you are looking at - and to try and create such a specific effect will only look like junk on a TFT or CRT monitor.

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i mean specificaly that microsoft thing that they have on windows. there you see not pixelated type but more smoother type but it's pretty different from the one that's in photoshop - that looks more like clear type or (whatever they call it) on Mac OS. i'm looking for the recreating of that micrsoft thing because as far as i know much more users are using windows now than any othr system :)

Edit: and i'm using LCD display on notebook but i don't think it matters that much

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No I was meaning that what you are trying to create on a TFT screen will look rubish on a CRT and vice-versa.

The best solution is to type the text in Word in the size and font - print screen - then add a new layer - paste in the text and use the multiply layer effect to remove the background.

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