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In your Color Settings dialog, take a look down in the Advanced Controls, specifically for the [ ] Blend RGB Colors Using Gamma. Try checking that box and setting it to a small number (e.g., 1.00).
FYI, a separate [ ] Blend Text Colors Using Gamma setting just for text was added in Photoshop CS6.
It still did the same thing. Not as bad but still the same. The solution i used was to make my own clapboard and use that.
However, this would be a good function to add in the next version. Text-Aware invert they could call it.
Perhaps I misunderstood what you were starting with. I thought you already had text in a separate layer.
What's happening, assuming it's already rasterized, is that you're inverting the RGB values at the edges of the font that smooth the transition between dark and light via simple math (i.e., 255-x) without taking into account the gamma correction that's already built into the color profile.
You could do your work at high bit depth (e.g., 16 bits/channel) using a linear (gamma 1.0) color profile.
Or, you could just do Image - Adjust - Curves and pull down on the curves some before inverting. That could give you a result something like this:
I will use this recipe in the future. I have about 2 more designs that it will be needed.