- Decorate your text quickly
- How to draw an outline around your text
- Stroke text to make it more exciting
Decorate your text quickly
You can give your art projects an extra boost by learning how to draw text in Photoshop, regardless of the platform you use. Adobe hasn’t changed basic text selection methods since the release of Photoshop CS6 in 2012, so unless you’re using a very old version, the following steps will show you how to create great Photoshop borders for your text.
How to draw an outline around your text
With a monthly subscription (or free trial) to Photoshop CC, you get all the powerful features of the software. Whether you’re using the latest version or a version from years earlier, the simplest text selection method should work the same way.
These instructions are for Windows users, but if you’re using MacOS, the only difference is that right-clicking should be: cmd + Click .
Choose a resource A type in the menu on the left.
Write the text you want to highlight.
use window layers to select the text layer you are editing.
Make sure it is selected on the tab Windows at the top of the screen if it is not displayed.
Or right click on the layer and select Overlay Options and then valve in the left menu or select the button FX At the bottom. from the window layers and then valve from the pop-up menu.
Use the options on the screen to customize how your summary will look. The size controls the thickness of the outline (stroke), and Position determines whether it will be inside or outside the text. Feel free to play with the options. If you do something you don’t like, choose Cancel and start again.
When you’re happy with how the text looks, click the button Okay .
Stroke text to make it more exciting
Using the effect Heart attack in layers is useful, but it is directly related to that layer and therefore more difficult to edit.
To make the outline a little more exciting, you’ll want to highlight the text on its own layer.
Use the tool A type to create the text you want to highlight.
Select layer Text in the window layers and right click on it. Select Type rasterization .
To hold ctrl ( cmd on macOS) and select the layer thumbnail A type to select all text.
Create a new layer with window layers . Select Change on the top toolbar, then select valve .
Select the target outline width in pixels, then click Okay .
Now that you have the outline on a layer separate from the main text, you can set its own effects if you want. Add an extra line outline to it using the first method above, bevel or emboss it, or remove the original text layer completely for text with outlines only.