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Old April 25th, 2007 Apr 25, 2007 12:17:34 PM -   #1 (permalink)
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Default photoshop help: how to outline text

Can someone please tell me how to outline text in photoshop.
 
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Old April 25th, 2007 Apr 25, 2007 12:43:02 PM -   #2 (permalink)
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Well you don't really "outline" the text in Photoshop. You can change the text from being a text layer to a rasterized layer. You do that by right clicking on that text layer and choose rasterize layer.
 
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What does rasterize mean? I did what you said but nothing happened.
 
 
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If your wanting a true "outline" it is called a stroke in Photoshop. See attached for a visual.
Select the add layer style button. Select stroake and in the resulting window choose your color and stroke info.
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Haha, my bad. You can take that question a couple different ways. Mine was the wrong way. I just figured they wanted to send it to a printer and had to "outline" the text incase the printer didn't have that font. I'm no good at this game, lol.
 
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I knew what you meant. Way too many terms in this Industry that have multiple meanings
 
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got It! Thanks A Billion. You Are All So Helpful.
 
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Default Re: photoshop help: how to outline text

How about if I were trying to make the text negative in color (fill) to the image beneath it. In other words, if there were a graphic in black and white as my bg, how could I make the text lay over top of it and look white over the black parts, and white over the black parts, but still follow the shape of the graphic inside of the text? Did that make any sense? I hope so...
 
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Default Re: photoshop help: how to outline text

In photoshop its Duplicate layer.
Then, in the duplicated layer's Mode list, choose 'Difference'
You should have the negitive there. Ok?
 
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Default Re: photoshop help: how to outline text

very cool, thanks Jim! Travis
 
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Default Re: photoshop help: how to outline text

I can outline text a million ways in Photoshop but the best way, IMO, is this:

Highlight the layer with the text. hit SELECT >> LAYER

Expand your selection by somewhere between 4 and 20 pixels. Try 6 to start. I dont have PS handy on my right now on this pc but I believe its SELECT>>> LAYER>>> LOAD SELECTION and within that same menu area you can EXPAND selection.

Now create a NEW layer underneath the layer of your text. Your selection of marching ants should still be there... now FILL that selection with whatever color you want. You can do this as many times as you want... and even "STROKE" them although STROKE isn't as accurate as the above method.

Instead of a color FILL of your new layer underneath the text... try a PATTERN FILL or Gradient FILL... if you can imagine it, Photoshop can do it.
 
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Default Re: photoshop help: how to outline text

Just selecting and then go Edit-Stroke does the trick for me.
 
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Default Re: photoshop help: how to outline text

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I can outline text a million ways in Photoshop but the best way, IMO, is this:

Highlight the layer with the text. hit SELECT >> LAYER

Expand your selection by somewhere between 4 and 20 pixels. Try 6 to start. I dont have PS handy on my right now on this pc but I believe its SELECT>>> LAYER>>> LOAD SELECTION and within that same menu area you can EXPAND selection.

Now create a NEW layer underneath the layer of your text. Your selection of marching ants should still be there... now FILL that selection with whatever color you want. You can do this as many times as you want... and even "STROKE" them although STROKE isn't as accurate as the above method.

Instead of a color FILL of your new layer underneath the text... try a PATTERN FILL or Gradient FILL... if you can imagine it, Photoshop can do it.
Peace
How would I make all that possible using flexistarter? I'm just asking because I think it's time I add other colors to my simple looking text. Can this be done? Peace
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