Here’s a tutorial on how to make outlined text, or text that will stand out on your image.
First create a new document in photoshop, and paste your image onto the screen. You can do this by going to File>New, enter the size of your document if you need to, then press Edit>Paste to paste your image into the window.
The next step is selecting the T or Text Tool, and typing in whatever you would like to type in for this tutorial. I simply typed in: A Tutorial on how to make outline text in Photoshop.
Now you go to the layer panel. If you can’t find it on your screen, then click on Window>Layers and it will pop up. Make sure the Text layer is selected as shown below.
Double click on the text layer, or click on the Function tool at the bottom of the panel. Select Color Overlay if you want to change the color of the text. I changed mine from white to black. Simply click on the red colored box in the Color Overlay screen, and select the color you would like it to change to.
This is the first step in outlining the text. Click on the Stroke option at the bottom of the Functions Menu. Here you will find a few different options. The “Size” option is automatically set to three – you are welcome to change it to make it bigger or smaller, as you need. The position should always stay as Outside for text. I usually leave the other options as they are. In the Fill Type box, click on the colored in Color box, and select the color of the outline. Voila – it’s outlined.
You could leave your text like this, however sometimes to get a nicer looking “POP” from the text, you can also add a Drop Shadow. Click on Drop Shadow, and move around the Spread and Size menus until your satisfied with the outcome.
And Voila! You’re done. Click on Edit>Merge Visible, save the image, upload it and use it wherever you like!