I spend a lot of time using Photoshop. I recently learned a new trick that has made my life so much easier. And it’s so simple that I can’t believe I didn’t know how to do it before. Maybe you already know how, but did you know that with just a few clicks of the mouse, you can outline text and shapes? Hello…it’s so useful! I have been using it all the time now, so of course, I had to share it with you!
1. Start by selecting the layer you wish to outline. Make sure you are on the move tool. It looks like an arrow and is the first tool in the toolbar.
2. Click on LAYER, then scroll to LAYER STYLE, then over to STYLE SETTINGS. If style settings is not clickable, that means you don’t have a layer selected. Do #1, then try again.
3. When the STYLE SETTINGS window pops up, click that box that says STROKE. An outline should appear around your shape or text. If it doesn’t, try clicking on the “preview” button at the top of the box.
4. You can adjust the thickness and transparency of your outline by sliding the bars along the scale. If you click on the black box to the right of the sliding bars, a color selection window will open and you can also choose the color you would like to use for your outline.
Okay, so tell the truth… did everyone know this trick but me?