The problem is actually with Paint Shop Pro xi. I added some text to the an image: Arial 11 normal but it looks thick and fuzzy as show I'd used Arial Black bold for example. Would very much appreciate your help with this.
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Re: Text is blurred
The problem is with text font size and image resolution. These two are married together. In other words one supports or hinders what the look of the end result will be. Increase the pixel depth of the image and then insert your text with a larger font size and the result should be clearer. As you may know, when you enter text it becomes another layer in your image. Once the object in this layer is created it can be resized. And, resizing may be the answer to get the font size you actually want and a crisp, no pixelated, edge for your type face.
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When using text boxes I typically type the entire box in the preset font/size and then double click the text or select all, and choose my fonts ,sizes, spacing, etc. afterwards. Typically I use text boxes for smaller font items as I find the headline feature to be the most useful for larger size text. also under the text tab , after you double click your text box, you can select a paragraph style which has presets up to 143. I apologize that I didn't really answer your question, but maybe this will you get you by until you do, that is if you haven't already figured it out.
After you have your legal size image ready then go to file > Open > the_file_you need.jpg Gimp will open it in another window.
just hold CTRL down then press A while still holding CTRL to select All the image then hold CTRL down then press C to Copy it Go back to your blank page and hold CTRL down then press V to Paste it. This step is weird but necessary, in the Layers panel it will have a new layer called "floating selection" or similar. just right click on it and select new layer... the copied image will be pasted into the new one as a new layer (so you can edit it independently)
To resize it, look at the tools (on the left) panel and select the Scale tool (hover your mouse over each tool to see what it is called). once you have it selected then click anywhere on the image you wish to resize. then it will go into Scale mode where you can "grab" the corners with the mouse and stretch it to your liking. if you wish to keep the Aspect ratio (so it dosn't look stretched and warped) hold CTRL and SHIFT at the same time whist resizing.
And finally the Text!
Click on the A (text tool) in the tools panel. Click and drag your mouse on the image to create a "text box" (the actual text you type is in a separate little box, but you can edit the color, font, size, etc.. later by clicking the A (text tool) and then clicking on the solid part of a text layer.)
If you have Adobe Photoshop, use it to "clip" and "resize" the picture.
If you want free software to "clip" and "resize" images, see http://www.GIMP.org ("The Graphic Image Manipulation Program"). Download and install The Gimp -- it's _free_ software.
Make sure you black is in the lower palette box as shown. When it's reversed with white below the black, as you type the text will show in black, but not within the actual text are. Take a look at this image to see what i'm talking about.
I found this fix that worked for me:
A. Close Paint Shop Pro Photo XI if is currently open. B. Go to Start | Run, Type %appdata% and click Ok. (Or find the folder under user\appdata) C. Open the Corel folder. D. Delete the following files:
I don't think you can in PageMaker. The blurring occurs because of the nature of the images you're probably using. They are made up of a set of small blocks of colours (pixels). If you increase the size of the image, the blocks just get bigger and it turns blurry.
Your two options: * Sharpen the image - you can use free software like Picasa. This can be used to fix blurry images, but isn't ideal. * Resample the image - this is the better solution, more pixels are added as the image size is increased. You need proper image software like photoshop or paint shop pro to do this.
Take it into photoshop cs3.Type the text over the scanned text that u want to erase.resize the typed text to match the scanned one.
2)make a layer copy of the background layer.Turn off the original background layer.then, create a layer mask for the copied layer.and paint black over the area u want to erase, with the layer mask active.
If u don't no photoshop OR in case, u couldn't figureout what i said,then mail me ur scanned image and the text file to email@example.com. i ll fix it and mail u back the edited copy.THANK YOU!!!