Bolster text with layer effects Photoshop CC


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Bolstering text with layer effects

In this movie, we'll thicken up the letters using layer effects, which is a little bit tricky, because of the degree to which we've distorted these shapes. And I'll also darken up the background a little bit, with a gradient layer. So, if you're working along with me, bring up your Layers panel, make sure the martini hour layer is selected. And then click on the Effects icon and choose Stroke. Because that's the easiest way to thicken up anything in Photoshop. And I'm going to erase the stroke valued at 2 points.I want the position of the stroke be outside for this effect and I want the color not to be black of course but rather to match the letters so I'll change it to white And then I'll click OK.

And suddenly, the letters thicken right up. Problem is, they don't thicken up well. If you go ahead and zoom in on your image, you see that we've got a lot of chop going on here. So, we've got some jagged transitions, that are caused by the stroke, by the way. If y...

Bolstering text with layer effects
Video duration: 5m 43s 10h 37m Intermediate Updated Sep 18, 2014

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Bolstering text with layer effects provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop CC 2013 One-on-One: Intermediate

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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