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Creating outlined text using filters

May 5, 2013 10:17 AM

Tags: #text #to #filters #applying

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?sample.jpg

 
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    May 5, 2013 10:26 AM   in reply to dg2727

    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?

     
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    May 5, 2013 10:34 AM   in reply to dg2727

    I really do not care how I do it as long as I can create the same effect.

    Well, Layer Styles would offer benefits in that regard as Styles can be saved with and applied from the Layers Panel.

     
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    May 5, 2013 10:58 AM   in reply to dg2727

    Was the layer black text on a white background?

    (the text and white background on the same layer)

     

    If so, you might try setting the tool box swatches to the default colors.

    (press D on the keyboard)

     

    Then try Filter>Artistic>Neon Glow with the Glow Color set to white.

     

     

     

    Clipboard.png

     
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    May 5, 2013 11:24 AM   in reply to dg2727

    Untitled-2.png

     
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    May 5, 2013 11:40 AM   in reply to dg2727

    text color does not matter.

    outline color is the color of stroke effect.

    background color any you want.

     

    ps. hope you understand my english


     
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    May 5, 2013 10:59 PM   in reply to dg2727

    Used the stroke tool.

    Stroke is not called a Tool in Photoshop, it is called a Layer Style.

     

    As for »Find Edges«: To get the result you would have to filter background and text together.

     
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