Last Updated: February 25, 2016
· imjakechapman

Smoothing hard edged fonts in PS

  1. open up a new document
  2. create a text layer with whatever you want it to say

from here there are a couple ways to do this, the easiest most non-destructive way i've seen is the following.

  1. turn the text layer in a "smart-object"
  2. filters -> blur -> Gaussian Blur -> add 1.5px
  3. filters -> sharpen -> smart sharpen -> mess with sliders till you get the desired smoothing of the font you were looking for.

if you are using webfonts in development and are looking to smooth out the fonts for capable browsers (sorry i.e.) add the following code to the top of your css stylesheet

body {
font-smoothing: always; -webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased;

as of right now only -webkit-browsers support this css style. ( Safari, Chrome ).