I am attempting to create a magazine cover with picture and text. I have sussed out the pictures, but the text quality is rather naff on printing (depending on the font I use) Any suggestions to how to improve the font or are there particular fonts that work better than others?
Edit...using v6 and Time New Roman and Book Antiqua are printing fuzzy...Aparajita is perfect!
Again...'scuse my ignorance. I get the resolution is a problem....Can I rectify this without starting again? (Will do if necessary) The type layers you have lost me...I don't understand vector/type or faux styles. Are these paticular fonts? (in which case can you point me in the right direction to get a list?) or is it a setting (in which case, where do I go from here?)
Thanks for your patience!
I have type layers. Do these automatically output as vector/type? Apart from the size, my character box settings were the same as yours. I'm guessing it's the resolution of the image. In which case can I rectify without restarting (I'm more than happy to send you my project if possible and you have the time to look?) Thanks for your help
Do these automatically output as vector/type?
It furthermore depends on your printer/RIP, I’m afraid, but most printers should nowadays be able to handle PostScript data.
In which case can I rectify without restarting
If you employ a non-destructive workflow you might by simply up-resing; do you place images as Smart Objects, perform any touch-up in the full-res SOs and apply Adjustments as Adjsutment Layers for example?
Could you please post a screenshot with the Layers Panel visible?
For future such work, if you have InDesign, I think that you will find the Text handling better, especially when going to a commercially reproduced magazine cover. If you do not yet have it, you might want to download a trial, and test it out.
Also, you will find out that besides the quality of the Text, handling it will be much easier.
I kind of skimmed over the latter part of this thread, but if you were to change the image size to a higher pixel count with resampling of the graphics, it seems to me the text will come out better.
E.g., change it to 300 ppi, same physical dimensions.