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Help with Outlining Text

Community Beginner ,
Oct 17, 2021 Oct 17, 2021

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Prior to purchasing Elements I was using a free site called Pixlr. On Pixlr, there is an option to outline text. You can even change the color of the outline. I'm trying to replicate this in Photoshop Elements and can't seem to figure it out. The best solution I've come across so far is to make a copy of the text layer and contract and cut out the center. This works but isn't as clean as the outline option in Pixlr. Is this possible to do in Photoshop or is this simply a Pixlr feature? 

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 17, 2021 Oct 17, 2021

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Try Edit > Stroke.

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Community Beginner ,
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It won't let me select stroke. 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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Highlight (select) the text first.

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Community Beginner ,
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That's not working for me either. I've selected the text using every selection tool and have also selected in while in the in the Test/type tool. Still blocked out. 

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I was able to get it to work by simplifiying the layer first. 

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Enthusiast ,
Oct 17, 2021 Oct 17, 2021

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Place Text and click the green check to finish. Then right-click on text and choose Edit Layer Style from the pop-up menu. Then choose Stroke and pick your Size, Position, Opacity, and Color.

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Is there anyway to make the border less rounded? I like how on Pixlr the border has sharp edges like the text. If not, this will definietly still get the job done. 

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See my post here.  You have to apply a style to a layer.

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