I've set anti-aliasing on smooth, zoomed to 100%, and it still looks terrible. Not using the faux bold or italic. I've tried 'reset character' and it looks even worse. Tried all the other anti-aliasing options too. I honestly can't think of anything else.
It's may be the 'cheap' font but I've included someone else's image using the exact same font and it looks fine. What's going on? I've never had this problem before. The only thing I can think of is I've only just started using photoshop on my Macbook, do macs not read ttf files correctly? Any help would be much appreciated.
Using CS6 and MacBook Air.
Well, you have some weird formatting on your text, that's for sure. You have fiddled with the spacing/ kerning and to me it also looks like you scaled the type, which could easily explain any antialiasing issues.
Solved. In case anyone was having the same problem, it was because I was typing under a levels layer instead of above it.