A tutorial for new users of Photoshop 4/5, on how to create outlines around text and shapes.





STEP 1



Create your text using the Type Tool.




STEP 2



Go Select > Load Selection...
Just hit OK, and it will select the outline of the text.




STEP 3



Then Select > Modify > Expand...
Change this to the value you want the outline to go outside of the text.




STEP 4



Create a new Layer under the text layer.




STEP 5



Fill the selection on the new layer with the foreground color. (ALT-Backspace)




STEP 6 (optional)



Select > Modify > Contract... the selection about 1/2 of what you expanded it, and delete that part of the layer. (DEL) Check on 'Preserve Transparency' on the layers window, and give it a nice gradient.


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