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What techniques (or different fonts) could I use to fonts to make small text (about 10px) look nice in Photoshop?

Here is what I tried, but every time it looks blurry, or too bold:

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Pixel Fonts. These are fonts designed to not use or rely on anti-aliasing and be clear and legible at very small sizes. Most of the fonts have a range of 1 or 2 sizes they can be used at specifically.

A great place for pixel fonts is fontsforflash.com

When using a pixel font, you want to turn off all anti-aliasing within Photoshop for the text.

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