Saturday, January 26, 2008

Put a type outline over your photo

  • Select the type tool and choose the font you want to use.
  • Click once on your document and type a word in a size you want your outline to be. Click on the check mark in the options bar to accept it.
  • Create a new layer above the type layer.
  • Press the control key and click once on the thumbnail of the type layer (the left part of the layer than has T on it) to get a selection outline the size of your type.
  • Click on your new layer.
  • Choose “edit > stroke (outline) selection.”
  • Choose a new color for your outline.
  • Select the width of your stroke. You may need to experiment to find the right size. For higher resolution photos, choose a pixel of 8-10.
  • Decide where you want the position of the stroke outline to be. Inside works well if you have letters that are rectangle.
  • Turn the eyeball off on your text layer.
  • Click ok and deselect – ctrl. D
  • Use the move tool to move the text into place.
  • To flip the type on its side, choose “image > rotate > layer 90 degrees right or left”.

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