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Text slightly blurred in adobe illustrator


maj1

New Member
#1
Hi Sorry as this may be a simple question but im hoping for a little bit of assistance if anyone can help.

Ive noticed that any text created in adobe illustrator no matter what format it is saved in seems to never look 100% crisp.

Im creating a logo which is just based on pure text in different fonts.

Within illustrator as an ai file or when saved as a tiff or jpeg the colour and outline to the text never looks 100% sharp.

Any help will be appreciated. Thanks
 

maj1

New Member
#3
Thanks for the reply, that makes perfect sence.

To get the text displaying as sharp as possible when uploaded to a webpage would you just export and save as a jpeg/png with a high dpi?

I saved a file as a .png and set the dpi to 600 when saving but as it was too large i rescaled it using microsoft picture manager to about 30% of its orig size.

Would that potentially cause the issue with the text looking blurred?
 
#4
When you save images or logo's for web, they should be at 72dpi.

To get your logo at the sharpest possible resolution, save as a .gif or .png. I would only use .jpeg for a logo if there are graduations in colour or tone.
 
#5
Don’t forget in the Character panel in Illustrator you also have anti-aliasing options for text and in the View menu you have a Pixel Preview option so you can see what it will look like at 72dpi.

Edit: Actually, on closer inspection those anti-aliasing options do bugger all. If you did want to get rid of anti-aliasing on type you need to apply Effect: Rasterize then RGB, Screen, 72dpi and change the 36px clipping mask to 0px (but don’t bother ticking the checkbox) unless you want a box round everything.
 
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