I am making a logo for my site and for that i tried working on photoshop with a very small screen (136 x 54 px) with 300px/inch However its getting really blurry at this point . Here This is the sample .

Any suggestion how to improve the quality ?

P.S- I am a newbie in designing so pardon me for any error/mistake.

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    Is it live type, a shape layer, a smart object layer.... or is it just a raster image of type? Have you looked into the anti-alias settings if it's live type? Are you zooming in? 136px will only look good at 100% if you zoom in, you're always going to see some "blurring".
    – Scott
    Commented Apr 28, 2017 at 17:08
  • its just a raster image Commented Apr 28, 2017 at 17:12
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    YOur posted image is 656 px x 260 px You cannot zoom a raster image by 4x and then evaluate/complain about its quality based on that size. The only preview you use and evaluate should should be 136 x 54 px viewed at 100% pixel size.
    – Yorik
    Commented Apr 28, 2017 at 17:56

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What you are seeing is not "blurring". It's called antialiasing.

Antialiasing is a method of stopping fonts looking jagged when viewed at 100%. When you zoom in on text more than 100% you will begin to see the pixels, and you can clearly see the antialiasing.

It can be switched off in Photoshop, however when viewed at 100% the text will no longer look smooth. To switch off antialiasing, in the tool options of the Text Tool, change the antialiasing setting to "none".

Example of antialiased text versus no antialiasing

In the top example you can see antialiased text zoomed in and at 100%. The text at 100% looks sharp and the letter X is smooth. Below that you can see an example of text with antialising off, with the text at 100% you can clearly see the letter X has jagged pixels.


You can take the Pencil tool and edit your antialiased image pixel by pixel into a good shape. In pixel dimensions this low that's not much work.

Anti-aliasing is the standard method to get good average appearance when for example something is scaled to smaller size. Unfortunately it makes the editing difficult.

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