I am mainly a coder but have to do design mockups from time to time. For this I have Fireworks CS5 which is great because I know how to use it and can just chop up various supplied media into a layout.
However, the fonts look awful. It's not a case of enabling anti-aliasing as I have experimented with those settings.
When the google web font is rendered by JS in the browser it looks crisp and clear and much better than in my mockups.
The only way I can get this same clarity in my mockups is to create text twice the size I want it in separate image and then export back to my mockup at 50% size. I have tried doubling the dpi canvas settings but that doesn't work.
Is this just the way I have to do things or am I missing a simple trick?
I realize that there is probably better software on the market but it's hard to justify paying hundreds of bucks out on new software when the one I've got generally meets all my needs.
Any advice appreciated, thanks.