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Working with really small fonts

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#1 poljakov

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 07:00 PM

I have always bad exports when I am using small fonts in my designs. Can't Corel rendering small fonts well or I forgot something to set up during the export?

#2 morabira

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 07:17 PM

What kind of file do you export to? eps, jpg, png...? Have you try convert the font to curve before export (ctrl Q)?
How small? If too small compare to the canvas size, any software won't export to raster image well....
For DC, use 300dpi non-transparent png (don't use "export for web", just "export" selected)

Edited by morabira, 20 November 2012 - 09:11 PM.


#3 poljakov

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 09:50 PM

It was a print design and I was using 4 pt fonts. I didn't converted to curves. :( Thank you for the idea.

#4 morabira

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:20 AM

Poljakov,
If you use outline in logo, make sure to convert the outline to object (ctrl shift Q), so that when you reduce the size, the outline will be reduced also. I can see that you don't do this in your Agreen logo :)

Edited by morabira, 21 November 2012 - 11:23 AM.


#5 mofya

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 10:54 AM

Paragraph text won't render properly in most cases... Artistic text will be fine in most cases. Converting to curves fixes the rendering problem all the time. So I always convert my text to curves for export (Just remember to keep a version that is not converted to curves in case you need to edit the text.

#6 babar786

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 09:20 AM

You can try sharpening it (if possible), or even try a different font. If you're using photoshop (or another editing program), try setting the font to "smooth" or "sharp" to see if that makes a difference. Small fonts don't usually look to great except maybe on some high resolution monitors.

#7 mofya

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 12:26 PM

It is best to convert to curves on all print output. Small fonts work out perfectly.

#8 poljakov

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 05:11 PM

Hm... You're right. I simply forgot to switch on the "Scale with image" checkbox.

#9 rajagee

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 07:24 AM

Nice Tips & trick thanks for sharing your idea

#10 AvramB

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 06:36 PM

However font smaller then 5 pt is useless for any visual purpose, except you use magnifying glass :), and ofcourse always convert your font into curves and outline object.

#11 babar786

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 04:07 AM

On some projects, I've had to work with really small text as part of the design. ... This can be either the font style (i.e. Arial Bold), or if you have thanks





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