Outline Text Effect in Photoshop

  • 1. Step 1 To begin, we are going to start with a New Document. I started with a new canvas shaped 500×200. The background doesn’t matter atthis point.
2. Step 2Start off with typing out your text. I choose yellow text, but the font- color is something that can bechanged at anytime. 3. Step 2 4. Step 3 To add a customized outlineto your text, We are firstgoing to create a new layer. Move this newly created layer, behind your text layer. 5. Step 3 6. Step 4 Now that we have created a new layer,we are now going to make a selectionaround your text layer. To do this, we are going to hold down Ctrl, and click onthe text-layer icon. (the little image on the left side of your layer.) At this point, your text should be selected.Go Select Modify Expand. Enter 2px. 7. Step 5 You should now see the selectionaround the text expand outwards by 2px. Next, pick a color you would like to outline your text with, and fill in the new layer. I choose black.You can use the brush or bucket 8. Step 5 9. Step 6This outline effect also works with other colors and gradients. Different Fonts. It will also work for your logos and buttons. There are many things you can use this photoshop text effect for. I probably use this outlineeffect more than any otherphotoshop effect. 10. For more great Photoshop tutorials,free graphics, video tutorials visit: www.msiphotoshop.com
How to put an outline around text using photoshop for a nice effect for just about anything