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Hour 8. Tackling Text: Using the Title D... > Adding Strokes to Text and Objects

Adding Strokes to Text and Objects

Strokes is Adobe's term for outlines. The Title Designer lets you create two kinds of strokes—outer and inner. An outer stroke expands the size of your text or objects by adding an outside edge. An inner stroke keeps your objects the same size but puts a colored edge around the inside of the objects' perimeters. As with Fill, you can adjust the color, fill type, opacity, and other characteristics of your strokes.

Task: Create a Stroke for an Object

When I wrote this book, Strokes was not functioning. As we went to final copy edit, Adobe had just added most elements of that feature, so I did not have time to fully test it. This, then, is a barebones rundown on how to add Strokes to your text or objects. In Figure 8.19 I've illustrated how this process should look by the time you've reached step 4. Follow these steps:


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