052 Tips for Text Stroke Effects


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052 Tips for Text Stroke Effects

InDesign only allows you to apply a single solid stroke to live text. Unfortunately, this prevents you from unleashing the full power of creative effects on text, but when you convert text to outlines they become just like any other object and you open up a ton of new possibilities. Here I have some text that I wanted to look like a neon sign with a glowing effect, and by converting it to outlines I was able to apply special stroke style, this double stroke of Thin - Thin, to make it look like a neon sign. Let's see how it's done. Here is my live text.

I will choose Type > Create Outlines and now I can go to the Control panel and choose from the stroke menu any of the stroke styles and apply this to my outline text. In this case, I want to choose Thin - Thin. I'll change the fill to None and the stroke color to that orange color I was using. Now this is really thin so I want to increase the stroke width to something like 7 pixels. That looks good. Now I want to apply some ef...

052 Tips for Text Stroke Effects
Video duration: 6m 44s 8h 7m Intermediate Updated Jul 08, 2014

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052 Tips for Text Stroke Effects provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mike Rankin as part of the InDesign FX

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Design
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