Outline Photoshop effect in just a few easy steps. The outline can be applied to any type of layer: text, shape and cut out images. This kind of text effect is great for example if you want to edit text in image or add text over an image.
If you are into webdesign, you can also check out this amazing article about HTML highlight text methods.
How to Outline Text in Photoshop
Add a text in a new layer.
Double click on the text layer to open the layer style window. To create an outline, add a Stroke layer style. Choose the position of the stroke that you like. You can choose Outside, Inside or Center depending on your font type.
If you want only the outline of the text, you have to set the Fill of the layer to 0%.
When you add a text outline or a stoke you have to adjust the text spacing in Photoshop. Tracking is the spacing between each character. You can find the tracking adjustment menu right below leading on the character palette.
Apply Multiple Strokes To Text In Photoshop
If you convert the text layer into a smart object you can add a second outline. Right click on the layer and Convert to Smart Object. Than add another Stroke layer style.
Photoshop Outline Shape
To outline shape in Photoshop you have to set the Fill to 0% and add a Stroke layer style. Set the size of the stroke and the position.
You can basically do this for any shape. I've made an extensive tutorial on how to make a triangle in Photoshop where I also cover making an outline for a triangle.
How to Outline an Image in Photoshop
If you want to outline an image in Photoshop you have to start with a cutout. So make a selection around the element that you want to cut out. Remove the background.
Again add a Stroke layer style to the cutout layer. Set the size of the stroke and the color that you want. Set the position for the stroke outside.
Outline Text Photoshop Action
If you want quick results you can try this free Outline Text Photoshop action from PhotoshopSupply. You can add multiple outlines to text, shapes and images.
And if you want to make outline font online, you can try the Mockofun text editor.
If you want to create outline in Photoshop with different effects, you can try these cool Photoshop actions. The pack includes over 20 sticker and label effects.