Increasing Text Thickness - Simple Steps

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Feb 22, 2021 Feb 22, 2021

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Hey all,

I'm a novice Photoshopper and hoping a kind soul can help. I have searched for this answer but cannot get it right. I believe this is simple - and hope someone can describe clear steps to solve the issue!

 

1) I have a text box. It is a three letter acronym. I have selected size/font etc.

2) I wish to make the text itself thicker - not bigger, or further spaced apart - simply, thicker.

 

Can anyone tell me how to do that?  It's just a text box with 3 letters in it. Which I need to make thicker.

 

Thanks!

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Adobe Community Professional , Feb 22, 2021 Feb 22, 2021
If you want to thicken a font you can use Stroke in Layer Styles.

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Feb 22, 2021 Feb 22, 2021

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Could you please post screenshots with the pertinent Panels (Toolbar, Layers, Character, Options Bar, …) visible? 

What is the font you used? 

Does the font have other Styles (light, roman, bold, black, …)? 

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Thanks for your reply. I've kept this very simple but hopefully you can see - the font is Arial, the size is 16pt and it is in bold, with Smooth style. It is a text box on a background which is a rectangle filled in green. That's it. 

 

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If you want to thicken a font you can use Stroke in Layer Styles.

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Fabulous! I had tried that earlier but through random trial and error I have gotten to what I needed!

 

Thank you both for helping!

 

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For any complete newbs like my stumbling onto this, follow these steps:

 

1) Double click the text box in the layers area

2) This brings up a menu, including "Stroke" - click on that

3) In this, select "Outside" from "Position", choose your fill colour (same as text) and select Size - 1pt did the job for me.

 

 

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The corners may suffer with the LAyer Style Stroke, though, whereas a Stroke on a Shape Layer can maintain unrounded corners. 

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