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Outline/highlight

Oct 26, 2011, 05:20
Post: #1
Outline/highlight
I have text on a transparent background.

I did it before but I've forgotten how and I can't find it.

I have red text, for example.
How do I add a white background around that text now? Basically, the outer edges of the text become white.
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Oct 26, 2011, 06:30
Post: #2
RE: Outline/highlight
If you still have the original Text layer (still with a "T" in the Layers list):
- edit with Text tool
- strike "Path from text" button
- Edit/Stroke path with parameters to your liking

Otherwise:
- Layer/Transparency/Alpha to selection
- Select/Border (define outlline thickness)
- Fill selection to you liking (bucket, gradient...)

Only the first method will keep corners sharp.

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Oct 26, 2011, 08:53
Post: #3
RE: Outline/highlight
It's the image you saw a while ago, and will see again in my other thread in the Freelance subforum.

It's hand drawn text... Do you know of a font similar to this, a way I can redraw it properly so it looks right?

(Oct 26, 2011 06:30)ofnuts Wrote:  If you still have the original Text layer (still with a "T" in the Layers list):
- edit with Text tool
- strike "Path from text" button
- Edit/Stroke path with parameters to your liking

Otherwise:
- Layer/Transparency/Alpha to selection
- Select/Border (define outlline thickness)
- Fill selection to you liking (bucket, gradient...)

Only the first method will keep corners sharp.
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Oct 26, 2011, 10:09
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RE: Outline/highlight
If it's extracted properly from the original image (see pointer to proper technique in other thread) there should be little need to redraw it.

Otherwise, it's rather easy to redraw using Paths. A pretty good introduction here: http://lightningismyname.blogspot.com/20...al_15.html

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