Hamza Sharif

How to add an outline to object/text in Photoshop

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How to Add a Thick Outline in Photoshop

There are several ways to create outlined text in Photoshop, but most require you to render the text. Here's a technique for a thick outline that allows the type to remain editable. You can use this technique to add an outline to any object or selection, not just text.

1.Select the Type Tool (vertical or horizontal, as appropriate) and create the text.

2.With the Type layer selected, choose Stroke from the fx menu.

3.Set the size (in pixels) by using the slider or entering your own value.

4.Choose a Location for the stroke:

  • Inside means the stroke will be placed inside the edges of the selection.
  • Center puts the stroke equally inside and outside the selection.
  • Outside runs the stroke along the outside edge of the selection.

5.Blending Mode: The choices here determine how the color stroke will interact with the colors under the stroke.

This is especially effective if the text is placed over an image.

6.Opacity sets the transparency value for the stroke.

7.Click once on the color chip to open the color picker. Select a color for the stroke, or pick a color from the underlying image. Click OK to apply your color.

8.Select OK to add the effect based on your settings.

And there you go, you learned how to add an outline to either your texts or objects in Photoshop.

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