4 Replies Latest reply on Mar 22, 2017 12:39 PM by S_Gans

    Photoshop - Blurry Stroke Edges?

    NeKroDesigns

      So I just finished a brand new logo in Photoshop, and I decided to add a stroke to it, yet when I add it in, it looks fine, but why are the edges blurry? I added a picture so you can see what I mean.

      2017-03-18 20_19_05-Untitled-1 @ 198% (Layer 1, RGB_8#) _.jpg

      I tried sharpening the stroke, but it made the stroke worse for the edges. I tried to convert it to a shape and use a sharp stroke, but the layer is already rasterized, so that option is not available to me. I saw many may tutorials to fix this, but each time I followed along, nothing changes. If anyone has ANY CLUE how to fix this, please let me know. Thank you.

        • 1. Re: Photoshop - Blurry Stroke Edges?
          c.pfaffenbichler Level 8
          I tried to convert it to a shape and use a sharp stroke, but the layer is already rasterized, so that option is not available to me.

          You may want to recreate the logo as vector data, as is generally advisable anyway.

          • 2. Re: Photoshop - Blurry Stroke Edges?
            Trevor.Dennis Adobe Community Professional (Moderator)

            It's the double stroke that is causing me problems.  It's pretty easy top make the shape from the Type layer, and reduce the space between the letters like so:

            Then go Type > Convert to Shape layer

            Drag across the new shape layer with the Direct selection tool, and merge the shapes in the Options bar

            and with the pen tool selected clean up extraneous points like the bottom of the N.

            Now select the new shape layer and any of the Shape tools, and use the Options to create a square stroke.

            I feel that it should be doable though.  The problem is that this sort of thing is so straight forward in Illustrator, so that's the way people usually go.  Let us know if you work it out.

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            • 3. Re: Photoshop - Blurry Stroke Edges?
              NeKroDesigns Level 1

              That's the thing though, mine was originally typeface, but now it's just layers. And I can't convert them to shapes.

              • 4. Re: Photoshop - Blurry Stroke Edges?
                S_Gans Adobe Community Professional

                Looks like, at some point, you "rasterized" the text. This sometimes happens when you try to do something you normally wouldn't be able to do to text. Photoshop'll pop up a warning that few people actually read, they just push the OK to dismiss it - but that warning says that to do what you want, the text will have to be Rasterized. It's an error I see people making, often.

                 

                Otherwise, it's unlikely, but it's also a choice under the Type and Layer menus.

                 

                Here's the message I got when I tried the paintbrush tool on my type layer.

                 

                 

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