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Joost Volunteer moderator says

First of all, sorry if it’s in the wrong forum.. I’m not too confident about my choice of where to post it at. Move it at your wish!

I’ve always been using a certain pixel font for my thumbnails, Visitor TT1 BRK . Yesterday, I discovered a problem that I hadn’t seen before. It was bedtime anyway so I didn’t care much. Today, the problem was still there.

Whenever I use the pixel font, I set the 3rd dropdown menu (the one with Sharp, Strong, Crisp, etc.) to None, so that it doesn’t get all the artifacts around the edges. The problem is, as of yesterday, whenever I put it to ‘None’, it turns bold. And I don’t want it bold :o

Here are two screenshots to clear things up.

It turns out the same goes for any other font (I tested using Tahoma, as you might have noticed). The top one is the ‘None’ state that appears bold (see, it’s wider than the others).

Now my question is.. has anyone experienced this before, and more importantly, do you know how to fix it?

EDIT : If it matters: Photoshop CS3 on Mac OS 10 .6.

EDIT2 : Huh! In CS5 I run into the same issue.. it seems it goes deeper than just Photoshop CS3 :o

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Raincutter says

Is ‘Faux Bold’ option enabled in the character palette? If so, click it to disable it.

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Joost Volunteer moderator says

Thanks, that was it! You’re a lifesaver! :superbashfulcute:

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Raincutter says

np. :) ‘Faux Bold’ and ‘Faux Italic’ are there to provide similar simulated appearance as of bold and italic to a font in case if it lacks those versions, and also, you can give more impact to bold and italic with these options. Not much used but still quite useful features, must be used with caution though. :)

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Joost Volunteer moderator says

Ah, I wondered what they really ment :P I don’t recall ever turning them on, must’ve been an accidental hotkey ;)

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