I wanted to start this thread mostly due to playing around with so much lately… and while doing so, I picked up a few tips that make a WORLD of difference in quality of edge detail when doing this.
Sooooo… to start, here be the one that has made the most difference:
Instead of using Drop Shadow & Inner Shadow,
Try using Inner Glow and Outer Glow set to Blend mode: Normal
It makes an insane amount of difference in the detail of your graphics edges.
Here is the link where I found this:
Lots of other useful stuff in it, but that one tip made the most difference (for me, anyhow).