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How to Overlay Outlined Text in Photoshop Elements 11

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An example of outlined text

This example uses font size 14pt, stroke colour: white and stroke size: 2.

Overlaying Outlined Text on an Image using Photoshop Elements 11

Overlaying outlined text on an image using Photoshop Elements 11 is a relatively easy process with full control over the text styles, angle and position. As usual, you should start with a copy of the image then, if successful, save and use the image as required. Follow these simple step-by-step instructions. NOTE: The 'stroke' is the background colour of each character.

  1. Load a Copy of the image in Photoshop Elements 11.
  2. Click the Text icon on the left side menu and choose your font style and size.
  3. Click anywhere on the image to place a text box and enter your required text.
    When finished, click the Green Tick under the text box.
  4. Go to the Layer menu at the top of the page and select Simplify Layer.
  5. Go to the Layer menu again and select Layer Style then Style Settings and put a Tick in the Stroke box now showing and choose a colour for the stroke.
  6. Set the stroke slider to the required size (try 2 to start with) and click OK.
  7. FINISHED if you're happy with horizontal text. Otherwise, continue with steps 8 and 9.
  8. Hover over one of the bold black squares on the selected text box and move the cursor slowly until the 'pointer' turns into a very small angled arrow pointing both upwards and sideways with another small arrow pointing downwards and sideways.
  9. Now drag the text box until the required angle of text is achieved.
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