Photoshop CC (for retina display) fonts blurry when exported to jpg or pdf


I have a retina display mac, and I'm using Photoshop CC, which is really crisp when I'm working on a PSD file. But once I export the file to a PDF or a JPG, the image stays crisp but the fonts (not all of them) go blurry. Could someone please explain the way around this? Is it the font which needs reinstalling? (I don't think so as some of the text using the same font is blurred and other crisp) or is there a special setting I need to use?

Thank you for your help, I can't work without this solution!


9/16/2014 1:14:00 PM

To change the way your fonts look and prevent that blurry effect, maybe you could make some tests changing the font anti-aliasing setting on the character panel (see screenshot below.) You need to select the same one for each line of texts.

I think what you may be looking for is the Mac LCD option for your font.


EDIT: One thing I also noticed:

You should be careful to use "full value" for your font size and line-height. For example, if you use a font at 11.86pts, it might looks a bit blurry. You should round the number to 12pts or 11pts.

Mac LCD font and character for Retina display


For PDF or export JPG/PNG:

It's also possible to convert your text layers to vector using Illustrator, and then exporting your PDF and JPG with Illustrator. Your texts will be sharper:

How to keep the text in vector in Photoshop without rasterizing it or flattening the layers when exporting to PDF?

4/13/2017 12:46:00 PM