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#1 User is offline   infernalice 

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Posted 20 December 2006 - 04:25 AM

I heard this from a friend, so here we go:

1. Take your Text layer and duplicate it.

2. Set the bottom layer's text to a color you like. (If you want a contrasting color, just set the layer mode to Divide and leave it.)

3. On the bottom layer, go to Filters>Distorts>Value Propagate. In the choices under Mode, choose "More Opaque."

4. Repeat on the bottom layer to get thicker text.

ALSO, if you used the divide layer mode, the preview text's color IS NOT ACCURATE. Don't trust the preview if you use divide. Just hit "ok" and it will turn out fine.

Hope you liked it!

EDIT: Example of technique is in my current sig.

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Posted 20 December 2006 - 04:28 AM

umm edit>stroke seems more simpler but cool didnt know there was that many ways to stroke text
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#3 User is offline   infernalice 

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Posted 20 December 2006 - 04:36 AM

Yeah, but with stroke, I always find the text to come out grainy if it's a complex font (like Kingdom Hearts).
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Posted 20 December 2006 - 05:11 AM

you need to put screenshots.
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Posted 20 December 2006 - 07:59 AM

Screenshots just enhance the tutorial so its easier to follow,ln this situation, I dont think its necesecary.
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#6 User is offline   infernalice 

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Posted 20 December 2006 - 10:27 PM

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Screenshots just enhance the tutorial so its easier to follow,ln this situation, I dont think its necesecary.


Seconded. It's just a bunch of menu work: If you can read, you don't need screenshots.
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Posted 21 December 2006 - 09:09 PM

Bump.
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Posted 21 December 2006 - 11:25 PM

very nice but i find if you merge the text layers and then aplha to selection and then boarder it, or use grow...but this is very interesting i never knew about this
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Posted 23 December 2006 - 01:50 AM

No other comments?

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Posted 23 December 2006 - 08:26 PM

could u give us a pic of the finished text outline?
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Posted 23 December 2006 - 10:22 PM

Sure:

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(Used Kingdom Hearts font, BTW)
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Posted 01 January 2007 - 01:54 AM

Bumpity!
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Posted 12 February 2007 - 05:58 PM

thanks! just tested it here:
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text 1 is simply stroked, text 2 uses your tutoriual. looks much better!
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