Query failed: connection to localhost:9312 failed (errno=111, msg=Connection refused). Outline text a specific color.... - Mac Software Discussions on AppleInsider Forums Toggle navigation All Forums Recent Posts Sign In Outline text a specific color.... jared Posted: June 20, 2004 7:52PM in Mac Software edited January 2014 So, I have Photoshop and Illustrator. Does anyone know how to make an outline to text using a specific color in either of these programs? Comments Reply 1 of 2 cooop Posts: 390member June 20, 2004 10:24PM In Illustrator, just put a stroke on the type. In Photoshop, select the layer with the type, head on up to the Layer menu -> Layer Style and choose Stroke... There you can change the size of the border as well as the color. Reply 2 of 2 johnq Posts: 2,763member June 20, 2004 10:55PM Quote:Originally posted by Jared So, I have Photoshop and Illustrator. Does anyone know how to make an outline to text using a specific color in either of these programs? You might get better results not stroking the text but instead offsetting the path (Illustrator only). This makes an expanded copy of the text which you can then change to another color. This retains the text's true shape. Stroking eats into the text's shape.Even if you stroke outside (in Photoshop), the stroke puffs up too much (left) but offsetting the path (in Illustrator) is always crisp (right)...(The stroke widths are different - I'm lazy) Sign In or Register to comment.