Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Solid outline around text

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a solid outline around text. For this effect you will need to use the stroke blending option, and the expand selection.

Solid outline around text

Step 1

Open a new Photoshop document with the size 640 x 480 dimension. Then select the text tool with any colour any type your message on the canvas. Make sure the font you choose does not have too much detail. I have used impact font with #0fe738 colour, but you can use whatever font and colour you wish.

Step 2

Rasterize the layer by selecting Layer > Rasterize > Type. Then choose Select > Load selection and you should see a dotted outline around each character like below.

Step 3

Choose Select > Modify > Expand and expand by 3 pixel and click ok. This expand the selection around the text character by 3 pixels.

Step 4

Select Edit > Stroke and add the following settings below. Make sure you choose a slightly darker colour from the text colour and choose ‘outside’ for the location. You can experiment with the various settings if you wish.

You should now have a solid outline around text.


beachbumfun October 22, 2009 at 9:57 AM  

good job, easy to understand, nice blog

G√ľnther van den Bergh January 12, 2010 at 3:35 AM  

well done. very easy to understand and follow.

mareko September 14, 2010 at 7:25 AM  

new to photoshop...please explain how to do same thing in photoshop elements 8

Progress October 2, 2010 at 2:15 AM  


Sorry don't have Photoshop elements 8, so can't explain how to do the same effect.

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