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Old 03-17-10, 04:04 PM   #1
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Default Photoshop help please.

My need is actually quite simple but I'm a retard and need some careful explaining.

I want to add some text to a picture but I want to fancy-up the letters a bit. Nothing major, just some white black letters with a black outline, maybe something embossed as well. Also maybe with a frame around it.

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Old 03-17-10, 04:10 PM   #2
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Default Re: Photoshop help please.

I could probably do it,as well as many others here could as well.... What is it?
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Old 03-18-10, 02:21 AM   #3
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Default Re: Photoshop help please.

I just want to write somebody's name below his mugshot in photoshop.
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Default Re: Photoshop help please.

Thanks for help guys ... really appreciate it.

Seems like I'm not that great a retard.
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Are you being sarcastic or did someone really help you? It says your posts are at 3:21AM and 4:46AM so I don't know who the hell you expect to be on at that time.

Specialized Text:
1. Use Text tool (looks like a T). Draw an area on the picture and type what you want. The font type/size options are at the top. Hit the green check mark at the top when your done.

2. Right click on the layer on the right side and click Rasterize Type

3. Select the text layer with the select tool, then go to the Filter menu. This has a lot of effects you can apply. If you want to raise it go to Styline->Emboss.




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Thanks for help guys ... really appreciate it.

Seems like I'm not that great a retard.
It's easy... create the text layer, write whatever you want to write, adjust the color, kerning, inner/outer spaces, whatever change you want to make to the text. For making some changes to the text form, you have a button with a curved arrow on the upper part of your window, that controls the degree of warp/other effects appliable to the text.

After that you have to go to Layer -> Rasterize Layer, and then, while having the layer selected, go to Edit -> Stroke, select the color of the outer outlining, choose the pixel width (typically 1 or 2 pixels suffice, but your result may vary depending upon what kind of outlining you want to achieve), and... Voila! :P

I can lend you a hand with the edit if you want, PM me and I can give you my msn if you want :P

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Never rasterize a type layer!

Just use the text tool, but click once! Don't draw a square(that way you don't get an irritating bounding box).

Right click on the text layer and select "Blending Options". From that menu you have a plethora of different things to choose from.
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Never rasterize a type layer!

Just use the text tool, but click once! Don't draw a square(that way you don't get an irritating bounding box).

Right click on the text layer and select "Blending Options". From that menu you have a plethora of different things to choose from.
You can't make a text outline without rasterizing it first, it's an image-type operation, unless I'm missing some extra options in the text tool (using Photoshop CS3).
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Right click on the text layer and select "Blending Options". From that menu you have a plethora of different things to choose from.
Ya, I found that option after a while. That's what I needed.
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You can't make a text outline without rasterizing it first, it's an image-type operation, unless I'm missing some extra options in the text tool (using Photoshop CS3).
Yes you can in blending options. Use the stroke option as illustrated

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