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Offsetting path for text layer

Posted on 2008-10-26
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I am trying to create an outline effect using two layers:

1. The top one with the text to display. Black text
2. The underlying layer that the offset will be applied to. White background

I have tried using the offset path to the bottom layer, but that didn't work and I rasterized it as well and that didn't do anything. i would rather not rasterize since it looses quality of the layer.

Any suggestions on what I can do? I want to get the curves of the letters as an outline almost.

Thanks,

Ryan
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Just add a thicker stroke to the text on the lower layer, and it will give you an outline effect.
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by:catonthecouchproductions
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Thank you! I didn't even think of that.

Ryan
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Great! There's a lot you can do by duplicating the text and layering it up like that.
Thanks for the points.
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