How do I apply a stroke to inside of my text/font?

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May 15, 2022 May 15, 2022

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I'm not familiar using photoshop, teaching myself by googling - would really appreciate help on my issue! I'm using the font Brandon Grotesque, and I'm trying to make the text thicker. I'm able to do that on the "outside" and "center" options, but it won't let me do so with "inside" option. Is there a way to do so? I want to keep the end points of the letters hard edges (vs. bubbly like in the center screenshot). Thank you!

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May 15, 2022 May 15, 2022

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If you look in the Tool Options bar, that particular font should have a Bold setting.

 

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May 15, 2022 May 15, 2022

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If you do not have acess to Bold or Black variant there is Faux Bold option from Window > Character which is not recommended unless you do not any other choice.

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May 16, 2022 May 16, 2022

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We are probably over complicating it for you, but another possibility would be to use multiple layer style strokes.  Any of the layer styles that have the + icon can be used multiple times, So in the example below I started with the Light version of the font and made it progressively heavier adding 2 pixel strokes to the outside.  They work in a similar way to the layers panel — the strokes at the top of the layer style panel hide thhe ones further down, so the uppermost stroke had a value of 2 pixels, the one below it 4 pixels and progressively on with 6 and 8 pixels.  You can go the other way making a too heavy font appear lighter by using inside strokes the same colour as the background.

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May 16, 2022 May 16, 2022

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I totally agree with Trevor.Dennis. This is the best way because it allows you to pick inside, center or outside stroke.

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May 16, 2022 May 16, 2022

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If the goal is to outline the type keeping the sharp corners, and you won't be editing the text, you could Type > Covert to Shape, and use the Stroke option of the Shape:

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Hey, that's a cool tip John.  

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