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We are very new to this business & are struggling with something that is probably very basic to everyone. Any advice or direction would be very much appreciated.


How do you do letters in one color outlined in another? We've tried & tried using Photoshop & Roland's Cut Studio software. Seems simple enough .... make the outline a tad bigger than the actual letter right? Well, we make the background (outline) & when we make the actual lettering we can't get it to line up.

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Jana and Wade
 

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Stitches said:
We are very new to this business & are struggling with something that is probably very basic to everyone. Any advice or direction would be very much appreciated.


How do you do letters in one color outlined in another? We've tried & tried using Photoshop & Roland's Cut Studio software. Seems simple enough .... make the outline a tad bigger than the actual letter right? Well, we make the background (outline) & when we make the actual lettering we can't get it to line up.

Thanks in advance

Jana and Wade
Thank you for your quick response. We did that - it gives a very thin outline around the letters. What we are looking for is something that is like the text in an 8 point font sitting on top of a 12 point font outline. Does that make any sense at all?
 

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Hi, guys. Welcome to the forum.

From the way you describe it, this is what I would do in Photoshop: First, set your text. Make a copy of the layer and then rasterize the text (keep the text layer hidden in case you need to make changes). Then, command-click on the raster layer so you have a selection of the text. Then go to "Select>Modify>Expand" and enter the number of pixels you want to expand the selection. The more pixels, the larger the expansion. You should have a selection that "surrounds" your text now. Make another layer under your original layer and give your selection a fill with another color. You should now have two layers, one is the color of the text and the other is your outline.

I hope this is what you are looking for.:)
 

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The actual outline setting is adjustable as well. In Photoshop, you can make your text, then double click it in the layers box to bring up all the possible adjustments for it. There you can select stroke to create an outline, and adjust the size of the outline, and even make the outline a gradient effect, etc.
 

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Thank you so much, this is exactly what we were trying to do & it worked!!



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Hi, guys. Welcome to the forum.

From the way you describe it, this is what I would do in Photoshop: First, set your text. Make a copy of the layer and then rasterize the text (keep the text layer hidden in case you need to make changes). Then, command-click on the raster layer so you have a selection of the text. Then go to "Select>Modify>Expand" and enter the number of pixels you want to expand the selection. The more pixels, the larger the expansion. You should have a selection that "surrounds" your text now. Make another layer under your original layer and give your selection a fill with another color. You should now have two layers, one is the color of the text and the other is your outline.

I hope this is what you are looking for.:)
 
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