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Don't rasterize that text use layer styles for special effects and keep your text editable

Added on Thursday 26th of November 2009 01:51 am EST


Adobe Photoshop CS/CS2/CS3/CS4

Operating Systems:

Macintosh, Microsoft Windows


Is there a way to stroke text but keep the text editable? When I select a text layer, the Stroke command is grayed out. Do I need to rasterize the text first?


While it’s true that the Stroke command only works on a rasterized layer, you don’t need to rasterize a text layer to add a stroke to it. There is another way to do this task: simply add a Stroke layer style.


To apply a Stroke layer style to a text layer:

1.       Select the text layer, as shown in Figure A.