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6.0. Banishes Jaggy Text

One of the main reasons for all this excessive enthusiasm has to do with the jaggies. Your text looks jaggy when the pixels in an image are big enough that you can easily see them when printed (Figure 14.1). They show up as rough, jagged edges on your printouts, and they are the cause of much hair-pulling and sudden bursts of profanity in the graphic arts industry.

Figure 14.1. Photoshop 5.5's text was pixel-based, which could cause it to appear jaggy.



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