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trevor
Date Posted: Nov/18/2011 2:24 PM
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Hi all,

Is it possible to produce outlined text in Photoshop either with a dedicated font or by outlining some "normal" text?

Any suggestions?

Thanks.

Trevor

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Rev. Gary
Date Posted: Nov/19/2011 3:44 AM
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Trevor - I haven't used PhotoShop in many years (I use Adobe PhotoDeluxe)... but there are a couple possibilities for you...

1 Open Photoshop and select New from the File menu. Select the Type tool.
2 Locate the background you want to add text to and click Open.
3 Click on the background. Type your text.
4 Choose All from the Select menu to highlight your text. Select your font and size from the drop-down menus in the Type Tool window.
5 Click on the color box and click on a light color. Click OK twice.
6 From the Layers menu, select Effects and then Outer Glow. Change Mode to Normal, Opacity to 100, Blur to 3 and Intensity to 600.
7 Click on the color box and select a dark color. Click OK.


Also, this may work in general terms...

1 Click on the "T" icon in the menu on the left side of the screen to activate the Text tool. Choose the color you want inside the outline by clicking on the "Color" area in the Text toolbar above the document. Click on the document and begin typing.
2 Go to the "Layers" menu, located by default in the lower-right corner of the screen.
3 Right-click or Control-click on the layer with the text you want to outline. Select "Blending Options."
4 Check the "Stroke" option in the "Blending Options" menu on the left side of the window. Click on the word "Stroke" to bring up the stroke settings.
5 Adjust the size of the stroke using the slider bar or the text box. This determines how thick the outline will be. You can view the changes to the text in real time.
6 Change the color of the outline by clicking on the "Color" area under "Fill Type."
7 Keep the "Position" set to "Outside" and the "Blend Mode" set to "Normal."
8 Adjust the "Opacity" slider to create a faded outline, if desired.
9 Press "OK" to exist the "Blending Options" menu.

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See if either of those gets the effect that you may be looking for.




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trevor
Date Posted: Nov/19/2011 11:22 AM
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Great. The second method works well and there are lots of options. I've used it already.

Thanks.

Trevor

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Victor
Date Posted: Nov/25/2011 10:49 PM
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Something you might want to look into is the Adobe exchange. It's free. There are a bzillion Styles there, among other things, most of which are free. Lots of them for creating exotic text. Also look at the Actions.

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