In order to apply a stroke to text, you'll need to first select one of the Text Styles that includes a stroke on the text. Once you've done that, you can change the font, colors and whatever else you want -- but you need to have a text style that includes a stroke before you can color it.
That's a tip from my book, by the way, Hunt. ;)
Thanks for the reply. Now, is there a way to change the Stroke's color. I applied a Stroked Style (Stroke shows as "Stroke0") and then re-did the font to match the original, plus the Fill color to match the original and used the same Drop-shadow as the original. It *seems* that Stroke will ONLY be the color from that Style. In this case, black. Is that correct?
I can Save Style for these changes, but cannot find a way to alter the Stroke's color.
If this is correct, and I've not missed something, maybe the best thing for this person to do would be to create the Titles in PS and bring them into PE as a Graphic.
Guess that's time to buy the book!
If you open the Color Properties for the text, Hunt, you'll see an icon representing fill and another representing stroke. It's set to fill by default.
If you click to select stroke, you should be able to change the color and thickness of the outline around the text.
I also cannot access the stroke or stroke weight buttons. They have always been faded out in my Color Properties, but now I would like to add the equivalent of a hairline, and the stroke weight is set to 50.0 and neither the Stroke nor Fill buttons can be pressed.
Would also like a nice thin border around a graphic square, cannot select stroke to change color.
Any ideas? Or is it possible I'm also missing something? Another DUH moment, 3 years in length?
It is based on the font, try using a font with a border from the styles and it will free up the options for Fill and Stroke.
All the Fonts that were shown under "Text Styles" have completely disappeared. Does anyone have any idea on how to get the fonts shown under "Text Styles" to reappear?
Thanks! The info in the link that you sent worked.
Specifically the post below...
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Aug 20, 2005Currently Being ModeratedRe: PE3 Text Styles missing
Try this. Open the folder: C:\Documents and Settings\myusername\My Documents\Adobe\Premiere Elements\3.0\Styles In this folder is one file named workingset.prsl. Re-name this file workingset.old.prsl Start up Premier Elements 3.0 and go into the titles workspace. The text styles should re-appear. Renaming this file should restore the default workingset file which restores the titler styles.
I went ahead and posted the link into this thread as well, in hopes that it helps others down the line.