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#1 posegate

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Posted 23 June 2009 - 04:57 PM

There's a feature in photoshop that I used all the time, and I cannot find an equivalent in PDN.

I would add a "stroke" to a text layer, which would outline (with varying degrees of transparency) the text only with whichever color or texture I selected.

Mostly, I am concerned with color. I want to be able to have white text that is outlined in black (most often) so that it pops from the rest. The outline function is not doing this to a satisfying result.

How can I make this happen?

Thanks for your help.
Adam
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#2 david.atwell

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Posted 23 June 2009 - 05:07 PM

You'll want to search for the "Outline Object" plugin. It works excellently. :-)
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The Doctor: There was a goblin, or a trickster, or a warrior... A nameless, terrible thing, soaked in the blood of a billion galaxies. The most feared being in all the cosmos. And nothing could stop it, or hold it, or reason with it. One day it would just drop out of the sky and tear down your world.
Amy: But how did it end up in there?
The Doctor: You know fairy tales. A good wizard tricked it.
River Song: I hate good wizards in fairy tales; they always turn out to be him.


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Posted 24 June 2009 - 03:00 PM

I'm having trouble locating one. I found one that let's me do an outline and a bevel and a feather. But it's still not doing quite what I want. Is there a way to "expand" the selection slightly? This would allow it to do what I want.

Thanks for your continued assistance.
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#4 Leonte

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Posted 24 June 2009 - 04:20 PM

u could also try "drop shadow", or evin the built-in glow
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Posted 24 June 2009 - 08:34 PM

I'm having trouble locating one. I found one that let's me do an outline and a bevel and a feather. But it's still not doing quite what I want. Is there a way to "expand" the selection slightly? This would allow it to do what I want.

Thanks for your continued assistance.

If you have those effects, then it is my plugin pack that you have installed. That's good.

Here's what you need to do:

1) Add a new layer
2) Type your text on this new layer
3) Run Effects > Object > Outline Object...
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Posted 24 June 2009 - 08:40 PM

Forgetting what we named our plugins again, are we? Yours is just "Outline." Mine is "Outline Object."
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Posted 24 June 2009 - 08:46 PM

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Posted 24 June 2009 - 08:52 PM

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Posted 24 June 2009 - 09:55 PM

Wow -- so many replies to such a great question I asked!

As far as the included "glow" function goes, is there a way to change the color? I'm only getting more white.

The "Outline" item did it really well. Is anyone ready to create the "stroke" plugin yet? How about the inner glow versus outer glow? You guys are on the right track (yay, and more support for these things).
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Posted 23 June 2009 - 04:57 PM

There's a feature in photoshop that I used all the time, and I cannot find an equivalent in PDN.

I would add a "stroke" to a text layer, which would outline (with varying degrees of transparency) the text only with whichever color or texture I selected.

Mostly, I am concerned with color. I want to be able to have white text that is outlined in black (most often) so that it pops from the rest. The outline function is not doing this to a satisfying result.

How can I make this happen?

Thanks for your help.
Adam
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#11 david.atwell

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Posted 23 June 2009 - 05:07 PM

You'll want to search for the "Outline Object" plugin. It works excellently. :-)
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stargatesig.png

The Doctor: There was a goblin, or a trickster, or a warrior... A nameless, terrible thing, soaked in the blood of a billion galaxies. The most feared being in all the cosmos. And nothing could stop it, or hold it, or reason with it. One day it would just drop out of the sky and tear down your world.
Amy: But how did it end up in there?
The Doctor: You know fairy tales. A good wizard tricked it.
River Song: I hate good wizards in fairy tales; they always turn out to be him.


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Posted 24 June 2009 - 03:00 PM

I'm having trouble locating one. I found one that let's me do an outline and a bevel and a feather. But it's still not doing quite what I want. Is there a way to "expand" the selection slightly? This would allow it to do what I want.

Thanks for your continued assistance.
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Posted 24 June 2009 - 04:20 PM

u could also try "drop shadow", or evin the built-in glow
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#14 BoltBait

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Posted 24 June 2009 - 08:34 PM

I'm having trouble locating one. I found one that let's me do an outline and a bevel and a feather. But it's still not doing quite what I want. Is there a way to "expand" the selection slightly? This would allow it to do what I want.

Thanks for your continued assistance.

If you have those effects, then it is my plugin pack that you have installed. That's good.

Here's what you need to do:

1) Add a new layer
2) Type your text on this new layer
3) Run Effects > Object > Outline Object...
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#15 pyrochild

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Posted 24 June 2009 - 08:40 PM

Forgetting what we named our plugins again, are we? Yours is just "Outline." Mine is "Outline Object."
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#16 BoltBait

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Posted 24 June 2009 - 08:46 PM

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#17 pyrochild

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Posted 24 June 2009 - 08:52 PM

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#18 posegate

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Posted 24 June 2009 - 09:55 PM

Wow -- so many replies to such a great question I asked!

As far as the included "glow" function goes, is there a way to change the color? I'm only getting more white.

The "Outline" item did it really well. Is anyone ready to create the "stroke" plugin yet? How about the inner glow versus outer glow? You guys are on the right track (yay, and more support for these things).
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Posted 23 June 2009 - 04:57 PM

There's a feature in photoshop that I used all the time, and I cannot find an equivalent in PDN.

I would add a "stroke" to a text layer, which would outline (with varying degrees of transparency) the text only with whichever color or texture I selected.

Mostly, I am concerned with color. I want to be able to have white text that is outlined in black (most often) so that it pops from the rest. The outline function is not doing this to a satisfying result.

How can I make this happen?

Thanks for your help.
Adam
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#20 david.atwell

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Posted 23 June 2009 - 05:07 PM

You'll want to search for the "Outline Object" plugin. It works excellently. :-)
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stargatesig.png

The Doctor: There was a goblin, or a trickster, or a warrior... A nameless, terrible thing, soaked in the blood of a billion galaxies. The most feared being in all the cosmos. And nothing could stop it, or hold it, or reason with it. One day it would just drop out of the sky and tear down your world.
Amy: But how did it end up in there?
The Doctor: You know fairy tales. A good wizard tricked it.
River Song: I hate good wizards in fairy tales; they always turn out to be him.