How to outline text in Photoshop in 5 minutes

How to outline text in Photoshop

One of the challenges I see Photoshop beginners, bloggers or even social media users face is how to outline text in Photoshop.

Yes, you heard that right.

Outlining a text in Photoshop is so important it get people to engage with your post. And you know the more people engage with your content the better you get to build up your following.

Here, I'll be sharing with you how to outline text in Photoshop using the blend option.

The blend option is a very powerful feature with lots of options to enhance the look of your design. Yet lots of people never take the time to try them out.

They are many ways to address this issue using the blend option but I choose to use these method simply because it is easy to use and it is one of my favourite.

Step #1: how to outline a text in Photoshop.

Outline text in Photoshop leaving the text

Select the text tool to insert the text to your graphic.

Go to layer> layer style> blend options. Tick the stroke option on the left in the prompted dialog box.

Don't be afraid to change the stroke settings to your taste by editing the size, position, opacity, and color.

Click OK and you are through with the first method.

Step #2: outlining a text and removing the text leaving the outline.

Outline text in Photoshop without the text

Select the text tool to insert the text to your graphic.

Go to layer> layer style> blend options.
Select the stroke option on the left side of the displayed dialog box.

Adjust the stroke settings: the size, position, opacity and color to your desired taste.

Change the original text color to the same color with the background.

And you have set your text outline.

Please note that the second method of this post only works for graphics with a solid colored background. For example backgrounds with white or black color.

Now what?


Here is what professionals do. When they read they apply. Remember you are your best teacher.

I'll love to hear your feedback when you apply these methods of how to outline text in Photoshop. 

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