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Ask DN: Do you use subpixel rendering in Photoshop CC?

over 5 years ago from , johnkarlsson.se

I'm curious when you create mockups in Photoshop CC (which now supports subpixel rendering), do you use it for your type layers or do you stick with the good old ones?

8 comments

  • Marc EdwardsMarc Edwards, over 5 years ago (edited over 5 years ago )

    Nope. In fact, I have subpixel rendering disabled for my entire system. Being able to render using native OS text rendering was a nice addition though.

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    • John Karlsson, over 5 years ago

      Yeah I guess it looks better that way, but most visitors will see your site with subpixel rendering? I can't make up my mind if I prefer pretty mockups or 100% accuracy

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      • Marc EdwardsMarc Edwards, over 5 years ago

        “most visitors will see your site with subpixel rendering”

        Not if you turn it off (which is a great way to get some people angry at you!).

        I’ve done it though. My site = my rules. :P

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        • John Karlsson, over 5 years ago

          Ah, I see! Clever move (agree with "your site, your rules"). You did it with font-smoothing: antialiased; i presume?

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          • Marc EdwardsMarc Edwards, over 5 years ago

            Yep, that's the one. To be clear, there were other motivations: We have a bit of text in SVGs as shapes, and I wanted all the text to look the same. Plus, there's some light text on dark backgrounds, which can be inconsistent across different browsers and too fat in WebKit.

            I don't think it'll even matter in a few years: http://bjango.com/articles/subpixeltext/

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  • Daryl GinnDaryl Ginn, over 5 years ago

    I've always preferred subpixel.

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  • Dan SullivanDan Sullivan, over 5 years ago (edited over 5 years ago )

    Never!

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  • Jeff BroderickJeff Broderick, over 5 years ago

    Heck no. This option has caused many headaches and delays.

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