I have a font I'm using that is an outline font, it's a graffiti font. So it's a wide /thick font, but it really only has color around the edges of the letters. The body or inside or center of the letters are not filled in.
SOoOOOOOOOo...... I want to "fill in" the letters. Of course when I select anything (color range, select everything in the layer, other selection methods).... I just get the font outline, or the edges. HOW? How can I get PS to select the inside or body of the text, so I can fill that selection in?
Fillless in Philly
Can you use Quick Selection Tool to draw around letter outlines?
what font is it that you are using?
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Hi everyone I solved it. I have the steps below:
STEP 1 - duplicate the text layer
STEP 2 - select the font, which is just of course the outline of the text and save the selection
STEP 3 - to the duplicate text layer:
STEP 3a) - apply a layer style - a stroke with a wide or large # of pixels - to assure all of the body of the text is filled in with the stroke; this will of course create color way outside of the font but that's OK. I'll call this 'grossly oversized' text which covers the body or inside of the text, as I want, and the expands way outside the text which I don't really need
STEP 3b) - rasterize the text AND create layers from the layer style(s) - which is the very large stroke; and then merge the new layer based on the layer style, and the starting layer (which was the duplicated text in STEP 1)
STEP 4 - now load the font outline selection from STEP 2, and delete it from the 'grossly oversized' layer created in STEP 3; at this point the 'grossly oversized' is divided into two sections; the body or inside which I want, and the extended outside which I do not want
STEP 5 - use the wand tool to select the extended outside part which I don't want, and delete it
Now..... I'm left with the body or inside of the font filled in.
post a pic of your final image
I have a quicker way for you...
Here is test word using your font...
Using Magic Wand tool select/shift+select the inside of each and then Modify>Expand by 2px
The create new layer and fill with white - moving that new layer below your text
You can then change the colour of the "fill" layer with Layer Style>Overlay
and can enven add inside shadows or what ever....
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Paint Bucket. For some letterforms, it can be uncertain where the "inside" ends, like the lower case "S":
Where the lower bowl has an un-connected stroke.