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Basic Stroke Tutorial

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A Long & Detailed tutorial on how to do one of the easiest & most important (well, for me) things for banner making, pictures, etc. 

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* I didn’t teach you all the steps needed for this, but with Stroke you could do the outline of Anne and the Wording!

What can Stroke be used for?

I use it for everything, as you can see all over my page most of my words have a sort of underline about it. Use Stroke to spruce up your banners and whatnot!

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1. You are going to open up photoshop and then create a blank template. The background can be anything but for tutorials I am doing white to make it easy. Then click the T button (highlighted) 

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2. Type whatever you want, I typed in Hello. Then you will go to LAYERS (at the top) and then go down to LAYER STYLE, then STROKE. 

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3. Choose whatever color you want, you can even go to different sites where they have nice color palletes and paste it onto the # (at the bottom) Then you can press OK.

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4. Then you’re done! But before you finish, press MERGE DOWN. This will stop it from becoming a PSD and you can save it as either a PNG, JPEG, etc. (I really can’t explain this step… all I know is that I don’t want to save my file as a PSD)

Additional Things you can do with Stroke Technique

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1. Lovely picture of Anne Hathaway (except her nipples… ) I opened up a background next to her.

2. You basically put Anne on top of the background and do the STROKE technique again, then you’re done!

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Credits:

1. Swimchick.net – For the wonderful texture (background). I love her font suggestions and just her resources, shes awesome.

2. coolcatdaddy – for the PSD.

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A 22 year old college student majoring in Health Science. I'm a blogger who loves to design and spends her free time seeking inspiration from magazine articles. I love blogging about relationships, and life in general. dianasadventures.wordpress.com

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