I just purchased printmaster 2012 today. when I tried to print my first project, the clip art was crisp, but the headlines were blurred. I tried several different settings and sizes with the same result. What am I doing wrong?
I did some testing, comparing regular text to headline text (with different effects). In printing and in exporting to JPG, headline text is noticeably blurrier. So this appears to be a problem with headline text.
The letter "e" on the left is regular text. The edges are sharp. No so with the headline "e" on the right.
ORIGINAL: timandshan ... I then checked Enable Fill and chose Solid Color (i used one of the browns). Then I clicked on the box and used the arrows to adjust the size of my headline to fit my project. When I printed that and saw that it looked blurred.
As a workaround, use a regular text box and change the font size to 200 or however large you need it to be. Shadows and colors can be applied to regular text. Duplicating the text in a different color and positioning it a few pixels off-center is an alternative to a headline outline.
Thanks for your advice, that is definitely an option....I can use text that way in some of what I do, but I really like being able to change the shapes occasionally. The shape feature in text is more limited than in headlines. I'm a little disappointed at this point. When I purchase a new program, I expect all of the features to work like they are supposed to.
The same problem occurs in My Memories Suite which like PrintMaster 2012, is also powered by StoryRock. The feature, "Word Art Designer" (aka Headlines) produces blurry letters. Really too bad because the effects options are great - bevel, texture fills, etc.
If you purchased PrintMaster 2012 from a retail store within the last 90 days or from broderbund.com or encore.com within the last 30 days, please do keep in mind that you are eligible for a refund - even after the software has been opened and installed.
you will see that it is possible to successfully install both PrintMaster 18 and PrintMaster 18.1 on even a 64-bit version of Windows 7.
If you already own PrintMaster 18.1 or an earlier version of PrintMaster, you will want to keep in mind that PrintMaster 2012 is not a true upgrade of any previous version of PrintMaster - except PrintMaster 2.0 and PrintMaster 2011. Instead, PrintMaster 2012 is a completely redesigned and rewritten product which works in an entirely different manner than the PrintMaster 18.1 and earlier versions of PrintMaster.
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