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How do i add a gradient as the stroke to text instead of a solid color for PSE10

Apr 26, 2013 2:30 PM

Tags: #elements #10 #stroke

I have PSE10 and i got thsi urge to add a gradient as the stroke to a text, but don't know  how...



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    Apr 26, 2013 4:23 PM   in reply to Sarabear33

    While there are some complex techniques to accomplish a gradient type Stroke, there is no automated method (unless you count Outer Glows).


    Are you looking for the gradient to radiate outward from the center of each individual letter (hard) or gradate across the entire word (easier)?

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    Apr 27, 2013 3:58 AM   in reply to Sarabear33

    I have PSEv.8. In this version of the program, in the Effects palette, drop-down>Strokes, there are a couple of gradient strokes:



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    Apr 27, 2013 3:25 PM   in reply to Sarabear33

    Something like this might work for you:


    1. Ctrl or Cmd click on layer thumbnail in the layers panel with the text.

       That makes a selection of the text


    2. Add a new blank layer below the text layer and go to Edit>Stroke (Outline) Selection and choose Center and the size.


    3. Select>Deselect


    4. Go to Layer>New Fill Layer>Gradient and check Use Previous Layer to Create Clipping Mask


    5. In the Gradient Fill dialog you can experiment with different gradients and settings.






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