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kamiyeye says

I don’t, but i see many designers suggest closing it to have the design exactly same as the final web page, HOWEVER …

As anti-alias closed, text in photoshop won’t be smooth any more, my eyes can apparently feel it even font size is small. But if it will have the design same as web page, it worth. However, most people today have ClearType enabled in their OS, the text actually in their Browsers is smooth, thus there is different between design and final web page.

It is a small different, it is also a big different to somebody, like me, it affect my determine on font size, color, line height, and so on. So i always have anti-alias open, BUT …

I open anti-alias with the hope that design would be same as final web page, but, in case of anti-alias opened, the text is smooth right, yet become a little fatter, an anti-aliased 13px Arial text looks like a bold one, thus the design won’t be same as final web page again. Sometimes i think is there some problem with my photoshop, maybe settings…

Do you have same problem? How do you cover it?

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FRESHFACE says

There are several degrees of anti-aliasing methods for text rendering. The first one is crisp and the last one is smooth. You can try the ones between those too to see if it fits.

And here is why I don’t use system cleartype on my win7 machine:

I really don’t want to look at this color mess (it should be pure black text on white bg btw) all day long so I rather stick with pixel fonts mostly :) Anybody knows any workaround for this? So it will be in gray scale only

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Motionreactor says

Due to the mis-match between what you see in Photoshop and what you get across different browsers and platforms, it is really not possible to have a consistent typographical experience.

You have to just do your best, prototype and test in browsers.

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StockholmThemes says
There are several degrees of anti-aliasing methods for text rendering. The first one is crisp and the last one is smooth. You can try the ones between those too to see if it fits.

And here is why I don’t use system cleartype on my win7 machine:

I really don’t want to look at this color mess (it should be pure black text on white bg btw) all day long so I rather stick with pixel fonts mostly :) Anybody knows any workaround for this? So it will be in gray scale only

If subpixel rendering looks like a colored mess to you, there’s probably something wrong with your screen! Or maybe you’re using a CRT screen. The text should look more crisp with subpixel rendering than without. But you should be able to turn it off somehow, I’m not sure, I’m on a Mac…

By the way it’s amazing that Photoshop still doesn’t support subpixel rendering.

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VagrantRadio says

Using sharp generally produces the same effect for text as on the web, usually. It depends on the font.

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ArikB says

Text rendering differs with platform and browser as MotionReactor mentioned. There is no way to accurately reproduce type within PS to match every single browser.

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Jar says
Using sharp generally produces the same effect for text as on the web, usually. It depends on the font.

I’m not sure how it works with Photoshop, but in Fireworks when you have anti-aliasing on fonts like Arial, it is completely different than without.

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FRESHFACE says

ArikB is totally right.

@StockholmThemes It’s a zoomed screenshot of how the text looks in my OS if the ClearType is ON. Just for the note, it’s a printscreen from Firefox. It’s not from photoshop. I just wanted to make a point why I personally dont use ClearType on my OS (win).

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Ivor Reviewer says
Text rendering differs with platform and browser as MotionReactor mentioned. There is no way to accurately reproduce type within PS to match every single browser.

+1 – In Photoshop I tend to avoid Anti Aliasing only for big blocks of text, is a personal choice though.

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CreativeStable says

I freaking HATE the anti aliasing options in photoshop. Sharp is too fat, none is too pixely, smooth is too thin/blurry UGH . I usually use smooth for large text and sharp for small, but I still hate it. Better have improved in CS5 !

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