3 Replies Latest reply on May 7, 2008 9:58 AM by Newsgroup_User

    Anti Alias Not Changing Text

    Kevin1994
      I am on build 9.0.1.1213. When i create text in say arial font, 14 size its not sharp at all. I change the anti alias from smooth to crisp to strong and there is no noticeable difference. I created a much larger text (say size 50) and the same thing happens. I am using a trial version until my full version comes in the mail.

      Is this just a problem with Fireworks? I thought i really found a good program to do web graphics. I have been holding on to Livemotion for years and thought this was it. Help!

      Thanks
        • 1. Re: Anti Alias Not Changing Text
          pixlor Level 4
          The only thing I can think of is if, somehow, you are using a limited palette and Fireworks can't produce the varied tones it needs to for the aliasing.

          Here's one I just did with Arial, size 14, with various anti-aliasing options: http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x123/pixlor/Fireworks/Arial14.png
          I see a difference in mine. I saved it as a Fireworks .png, but Photobucket seems to have flattened it.

          Also, sometimes you get better results if you make your text large (a factor of 2 or 4), export, import, and resize. In this image, compare the 18-point text with the 36-point text that was reduced by 50%:
          http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x123/pixlor/Fireworks/aliasing.gif
          (Image is zoomed in.)

          • 2. Re: Anti Alias Not Changing Text
            Kevin1994 Level 1
            Thanks for your answer. I figured out one thing. If I went to No Anti... it looked horrible! But I right clicked and removed transformations and the text looked like the very text I am type now.

            I do however have a issue with how Fireworks does Crisp, Strong and Smooth. It's not nearly as good as Livemotion which was at best a fraction of what Photoshop can do. I think it should be atleast as good as Livemotion's if not better. I am working with a full color pallette btw.

            I do like the ability to rapidly do web graphics.

            Thanks again!
            • 3. Re: Anti Alias Not Changing Text
              Level 7
              Kevin1994 wrote:
              > Thanks for your answer. I figured out one thing. If I went to No Anti... it
              > looked horrible! But I right clicked and removed transformations and the text
              > looked like the very text I am type now.
              >
              > I do however have a issue with how Fireworks does Crisp, Strong and Smooth.
              > It's not nearly as good as Livemotion which was at best a fraction of what
              > Photoshop can do. I think it should be atleast as good as Livemotion's if not
              > better. I am working with a full color pallette btw.
              >
              > I do like the ability to rapidly do web graphics.
              >
              > Thanks again!
              >

              LiveMotion . . sigh . . . I could do more in that app in 20 minutes
              than I can in three hours with Flash.

              *sniffle*

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