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How do you convert a regular font such as Gotham into an outline font?


Question

This is an example of what I mean by outline font:

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I would like to make an outlined version of Gotham using Photoshop.

2015/01/07
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1/7/2015 6:44:00 AM

While you can just add an outline, that is not the preferred way to do it. The preferred way is:

  • set the type (and convert to outlines if need be)
  • give the type an outline twice the thickness you want
  • duplicate this type (so it makes a copy directly on top)
  • set this duplicate type to not have any border, and whatever fill color you want

The reason for this method is that is perfectly preserves the shape of the letterforms that the original type designer created. It also prevents thin areas from becoming filled in or serifs closing up and the like.

If the outline is thin, just adding a stroke is usually fine, but for medium to thick outlines, you want to use this method instead.

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2015/01/06
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1/6/2015 8:38:00 PM