Stroke in Photoshop

Stroke in Photoshop is one of the Layer style attribute. It is used to give an outline to the text or image. We can fill the stroke with Color, Gradient or Pattern.

Stroke Example

Let’s open the photoshop file with Text Layer as shown below. We will apply the stroke on Text layer and will see the effect of stroke on Text layer.

Stroke example in Photoshop.PNG

To apply Stroke, right click on the text layer and select Blending Options. Then select Stroke in the Layer Style window as shown below. In fill type, select “Color”.

Stroke layer style settings.PNG

Below is the effect of Color stroke:

Effect of Stoke.PNG

Now set the Stoke position as “Inside”. Below is the Stoke settings:

Stroke position settings.PNG

Below is the effect of Color stroke with Position=Inside:

Effect of Inside Stroke position.PNG

Now set the Fill Type as “Gradient”. See below:

Stroke Fill type settings.PNG

We have selected the first gradient in the listed, which is combination of Red and white color.

Stroke Fill type as Gradient.PNG

Note that the Gradient color which appears in the list are combination of Foreground & Background color (Red and white here), as well as the combination of Red-Green-Blue(RGB).

Below is the Stoke output for above settings:

Effect of Gradient Stroke.PNG

Now set the Fill type as “Pattern”. It will fill pattern in the stroke. See settings below.

Stroke Fill type as Pattern.PNG

Below is the output:

Effect of Pattern Stroke.PNG

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