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Want to get something like this? {Of course, without that gray border around it. =P}

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First, open up a new image. Make sure the background color is the color of the OUTLINE you want around your text. For this tutorial, I'll use black. And since I'll be using such small text, I'll make the size of the image 50 x 50 pixels.

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Next, create your text. Change the selection type of the text to floating.

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Then, go to Selections -> Modify -> Expand.

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Once you've done that, you'll get a dialog box showing you the before and after. The number of pixels depends on how thick you want your outline to be. Pick whatever amount you want, then click OK.

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After you clicked OK, your text should have remained selected, like this:

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What you want to do now is copy {CTRL + C} the selected text, and then paste {CTRL + V} the text into it's own new file, or wherever you want it, like a banner.

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And voila! You have your outlined text. =)

To learn how to have outlined text by itself like the example at the far top, go to this tutorial {http://www.createblog.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=129758} to learn how to make everything else besides the text transparent.

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By avoidz on Oct 6, 2009 3:42 am

what type of psp is this?

By penguinchickyy on Nov 26, 2008 8:50 pm

What font is that? >_

By XHarouxi-chanX on Dec 16, 2007 6:23 pm

Awesome! Thanks.

By liya on Dec 31, 2006 7:06 am

QUOTE(simplyKAT @ Oct 14 2006, 12:08 AM) [snapback]2316719[/snapback]is there any programs you can download to outline/stroke without having it as a trial?GIMPshop, similar to PSP and photoshop. Look it up in google.

By Stefanny on Dec 20, 2006 8:04 pm

QUOTE(simplyKAT @ Oct 14 2006, 2:08 AM) [snapback]2316719[/snapback]is there any programs you can download to outline/stroke without having it as a trial?Programs that are specifically for that purpose? Not that I know of..

By flc on Dec 20, 2006 12:15 pm

is there any programs you can download to outline/stroke without having it as a trial?

By simplyKAT on Oct 14, 2006 4:08 am

QUOTE(iRyan @ Aug 12 2006, 2:04 PM) [snapback]2231992[/snapback]There is an easier way. just stroke the text.when you stroke the text using pixel font on psp..it isn`t very clear.

By PrincessAda on Sep 3, 2006 4:25 pm

^ No prob!

By flc on Sep 3, 2006 2:33 am

thank you! i didnt know that that one was a font name. thanks for tutorial. i never knew how to do that until now.

By StockholmSyndrome0 on Aug 24, 2006 10:55 pm
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