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For the web, whether you import from Illustrator or type in Photoshop won't make much, if any, difference. Type is vector in both applications. However, in Photoshop the pixelation could be caused by rasterizing the text then scaling? It's best to keep the text live in Photoshop.
Also, you can change the Anti-Alias settings of the type which could help reduce the pixelation. I usually find 'Crisp' works for me but you can see what difference each makes.
I will try changing the anti-alias, something I haven't always been paying attention to, THANKS.
It was a designer that I worked with a few years ago that said she did it in Illustrator. I think it was AI (I have the Master Suite but only use PS, DW and a tiny buit of flash (usually just, here we go again, editing text)) and yes, it was rasterization and not vector, I have them mixed up and not sure what the difference is...
But she swore by it and I'm fairly certain she was using CS4. I remember having to make small text changes but couldn't because they were images in the PSD file(s) she sent. They definitley looked better than the typed in ones I did later. In fact, I recall getting yelled at for just putting it up there just using the type tool; maybe not using the anti-alias tool was part of the reason but I remember her being very adamant about it...
Thanks again RikRamsay!
It sounds like you are placing a bitmap containing the text into your web page? If that's the case, then could you create your graphic (banner or whaterver) without the text, and overlay the text as a vector with your web creation application?
Usually I am just overlaying images with text or making menus or background text, even writings when they don't want it copied or when clients want a specific non web standard font.
I'm sorry. I don't do websites, and don't know how, or even if, you can transfer scaleable vector shapes to a webepage. All I would do is produce the graphic with an adequate pixel dimension for the size it will display at, and let them take the bandwidth hit, or pixelation when magnified in the browser.
yes, as RikRamsay said: use the appropriate anti-aliasing strategy and don't
scale later. Use width and height in the HTML file with correct numbers for
Best regards --Gernot Hoffmann