I want to make a logo with a similar effect that the "FL" in this graphic has. The orange block lettering, blue 3D/drop shadow effect, and white outline. Please let me know if you can help.
Make multiple copies of the FL, each one pixel down and one pixel right from the original. Make the top copy Orange.
Since this appears to be vector artwork, I would do the entire project in Adobe Illustrator.
I put the 60 text layers in a group, leaving one out for demonstration purposes.
The problem is its no longer text or vector layers so you can no longer scale the FL well. With 3D and Shape layers you can.
The picture shows 2 different fonts,
it is much easier to use the pen tool to draw the white outline.
You can make it in 3D by making a 3D extrusion from the type layer
Set the 3D camera to orthographic and adjust the view so you see the sides
Set the Scene surface style to "Unlit texture"
Set the extrusion material to match the background
Render - which with unlit texture is instant
Add a layer stlye with a white stroke to the rendered 3D layer
The 3D layer remains editable so you can go in and edit the text
The only issue is that Photoshop's layer styles round the outer corners of the white surround
Just between you and me, I think that entire graphic was created in Illustrator, not Photoshop 😉
I agree Nancy and that is also where I would do it. But if Illustrator is not an option, then sometimes there is a close way in Photoshop
In Photoshop its simply three links shape layer and shape are editable with Photoshop vector tools. I do not install Illustrator however I'm sure in Illustrator you would need to use at least three vector layer also. I'm sure Illustrator has better vector tools than Photoshop. Photoshop can edit images better then Illustrator.
You can Edit mistakes you made creating a shape.
Thank you all for your super helpful responses!!
I decided to take the illustrator route and it is working much better, although I am still having trouble finding a way to apply a similar white outline - stroke does not seem to do the trick.
Here are the directions for Illustrator:
Because it's Illustrator, it's vector.