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03/28/2002 08:59:58 AM · #1
Is it possible to add text with a (medium width) border(black)and a different color (white) inside of the outline? I know how to change the border color but the inside is transparent.

If this is not possible with Elements, can it be done with the full version of Photoshop?


03/30/2002 11:57:03 PM · #2
use the Magic Wand to select the inside of the letters. Then apply a different color using the Paint Bucket.
04/05/2002 05:10:42 PM · #3
I've had good success by putting down my black text in one layer, at say 16 point type, and then putting down the same text, in white, in say, 12 point type, on the layer above that. 'course, I have to recenter the white letters, but that sounds easier than selecting the insides of all the letters.

Now that I've looked at it, you can get a nice effect with the font Effects menu. Briefly, throw up your type on it's own layer, with a contrasting background. Select the type layer, r-click it, select Effects. Choose Inner Glow, set Mode to Normal, Opacity to %100, Blur to about 5, Intensity to 4 or less, and hit the Center radio button. Check Apply and Preview to see if that meets your needs. Not very crisp, but certainly easy.
04/05/2002 06:32:31 PM · #4
Thanks a lot to both of you.
04/11/2002 10:03:51 AM · #5
It's actually very easy to do in Elements.

1. Create your text in the color you want for the border.
2. Select all the text using the magic wand.
3. If you want the border to be something other than a solid color (like a gradient) apply it now. (You'll get a warning dialog at first - see below.)
3. Contract (under Modify in the Selection menu) the selection by however many pixels you want the border to be.
4. Floodfill (or apply a gradient or whatever) to the selected area. (You'll get the circle with a line through it for a cursor when you try it, but when you click you get a message about simplifying the text, and it works after that.)
04/11/2002 11:58:45 AM · #6
Originally posted by David Ey:
Is it possible to add text with a (medium width) border(black)and a different color (white) inside of the outline? I know how to change the border color but the inside is transparent.

If this is not possible with Elements, can it be done with the full version of Photoshop?




i use photoshop 6, and this is how i do it...
add your type in whatever size, color and font--then go back up and double click that layer in the layers box--at the bottom of your blending options commands there is one called 'stroke'--just check this box and presto!
04/11/2002 01:49:38 PM · #7
Originally posted by David Ey:
If this is not possible with Elements, can it be done with the full version of Photoshop?

Possible in any program with layers.

Layer One (on top) has the text. The text is presented with border and no fill. The layer is transparent.

Use the wand to select everything outside of the text. Choose inverse selection.

Go to layer two and using a different color fill the selection.

Even though the bottom layer is a letter with border and fill the same color, the border of the text from the top layer will overlay the bottom layer and voila! Fill and border of different colors.


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