4 Replies Latest reply on Feb 19, 2009 9:18 AM by Jay Chevako

    Outlining a font

    (MartinDPayne)
      I am looking to outline or add shadow to a font so that text will stand out against a full-colour picture background. How can I do this?
        • 1. Re: Outlining a font
          BobLevine MVP & Adobe Community Professional
          In Pagemaker? You can't.

          Piece of cake in InDesign.

          Bob
          • 2. Re: Outlining a font
            Jay Chevako Level 3
            You can do a cheap shadow by putting a copy of the text in black and
            putting it behind the text an offseting it slightly. This will only get
            you a sharp edge shadow.

            The mac version of pagemaker has an outline funtion from the operationg
            system, but it was a worse disaster than faux bold or faux italic

            Basically you have to create the text with a soft shadow/outline in
            photoshop over your background and import that.I used to do version
            where I had the live text in pagemaker, but I built the shadow over the
            background in photoshop. It was a lot of work just for a shadow.

            Indesign is much easier.
            Jay
            • 3. Re: Outlining a font
              BigJohnD Level 3
              Create your effect in a drawing app like Illustrator and then place it on the PM page.

              Iechyd da! John
              16:37 19/02/2009 GMT
              • 4. Re: Outlining a font
                Jay Chevako Level 3
                John_Davies@adobeforums.com wrote:
                > Create your effect in a drawing app like Illustrator and then place it on the PM page.
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                Hard edge effects only, no soft shadows, this has to go over a photo.
                Jay