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Adding outline to text in Photo

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Hi,

I have created text over a picture. dragged the text layer onto the picture layer so the picture fills the text. I want to add an outline (and shadow) but with only the text layer selected using the "Effects Panel" and selecting "outline" and a colour does not work when I slide the radius above zero. All that happens is that the text grows by the radius amount selected but does not add the coloured outline. I am pretty sure this is something that can be done, so what am I doing wrong - can anybody help?

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Sounds like you placed the text as a mask then, try and do the opposite drag the image layer indented below the text layer (clipping) and apply the effects.


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You may need to share (attach) a .afphoto file that shows the issue. Without that we're having to guess about exactly what you did and what you want.


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Hi Walt,

Thanks for your comment - The suggestion of V_Ykr did the trick. Worked perfectly - I had thought to rasterize the text and then adding the effects, but I wanted to retain the text as text.

Thanks for taking the time to respond

 

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