Photoshop CS3 fonts rendering bold

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David_Candland
Oct 30, 2007
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Has anyone experienced a problem in Photoshop CS3 where fonts are rendering strangely? Specifically, they look bolder than normal. It looks like the faux bold that you get in some windows applications.

I’ve made sure I wasn’t doing any strange scaling or anything like that. It affects all fonts whether I use crisp, strong, no anti-aliasing or any other text rendering method.

Anyone have any possible solutions?

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David_Candland
Oct 30, 2007
Problem solved. Bug found?? <WARNING>

If you type a sentence and select a word in that sentence and hit Ctrl+Shift+B to make it bold, it will apply a faux bold to the text, and from then on, EVRY WORD YOU TYPE IN PHOTOSHOP WILL BE FAUX BOLD. It won’t matter if you restart, change font, switch to a bold face, or reboot your machine, All type you ever type will be Faux bold.

To remove this permanent formatting choice, you need to go to the type palette and uncheck "Faux Bold".
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Phosphor
Oct 30, 2007
It’s not a bug, it’s a feature.

Really, and I’m not kidding. Now that you know it’s supposed to work that way, you can work out how to better make Photoshop text heed your bidding.
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ID._Awe
Oct 30, 2007
David: To undo the bold, you hit Ctrl+Shift+B again before typing more.
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David_Candland
Oct 30, 2007
I can understand the argument for the stickyness of the bold feature, but to have it persist across reboots (or even across documents for that matter) with the flag hidden in a contextual menu is poor UI.
Trust me, I know UI.
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John_Joslin
Oct 31, 2007
OK, we trust you!
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ID._Awe
Oct 31, 2007
Ya, the stickyness thing does suck!

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