About a month ago I was experimenting with applying filters to text. I managed to make the background black and the text converted to a white outline. I believe I did it using artistic/watercolor. I made a series of five images using this process and now I can't recreate the effect. I definitely did not use strokes or any of the other common ways of creating outline text: It was really quite accidental and done entirely with filters. Below is a sample. Any idea how to recreate this?
Find Edges and then inverting might work.
If I may ask: Why do you want to do something with a Filter that might more easily be done with Layer Styles?
And if I may add: Why did you not use a Smart Filter?
I'll try that again but none of those options gave me what's shown above.
What is aggravating is that when I originally did it all that was involved was two clicks: It was a complete accident.
Right now there are two layers: white background and black text.
When I originally did it I had a red background and black text and the filters all had an effect (I was using plastic at one point).
But now (withwhite background and black text) when I use any of the filters there is no change whatsoever.
I can merge I can get the text all white on black by inverting, but I can't get the outline shown above at all.
r-bin: I think I may be on the brink. To do it as above, should the background be white, the text black and then invert? I think I'm doing something wrong with the layers: I can see faintly see the white outline text exactly the way I want it but it's covered by a black layer.
>>Stroke is not called a Tool in Photoshop, it is called a Layer Style.
Using stroke it's only OK: It looks quite a bit different than the way it was done using fillters.
>>As for »Find Edges«: To get the result you would have to filter background and text together.
This is I beieve what I did when I originally stumbled on this.
How would I do that?