Add Stroke on a Different Layer

In this lesson, we’ll learn how to

  • Add Text to a Layout
  • Simplify Text Layer
  • Use the Magic Wand
  • Add a Stroke (Outline) Selection
  • Move Layer
  • Add Shadows

 

Add Text to a Layout

Use the Horizontal Text Tool to choose font and size.  Thick, heavy fonts work best.

Horizontal Text tool

 

Type your text and accept it.  Drag a corner of the bounding box to make it larger, if desired.

Text1

 

Simplify Layer

In order to add a stroke the Text Layer needs to be simplified.  Select the Text Layer in the Layers Panel, Right-click> Simplify Layer

Simplify Layer

 

Select the Text (Method 1 or 2)

  1. Hold the Shift key and use the Magic Wand to select each letter.

Text2

 

2. Hold the Ctrl key and click on the Text thumbnail.  All the letters are selected.
Text3

 

Add a Stroke (Outline) Selection

On a New Layer, select Edit> Stroke (Outline) Selection…

Text4

 

Set Stroke Width> Outside> Click OK

 

Text5

 

Move Stroke Layer Below the Text Layer

The stroke is now on a separate layer above the text.  Drag the layer below the text.

 

Text7

 

Add Shadows

Shadows can be applied to either the Stroke or Text separately or on both.   So easy!

Text8

 

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