Quick Tip—Stroke Outline

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Quick Tip—Stroke Outline
by Jen White

Add a simple stroke outline inside a photomask to give your page a touch of interest and pizzaz. It’s a easy addition when you don’t want a lot of “fluff.”


Here’s how:

  • In the Layers panel, activate the photo layer you’d like to embellish.
  • Ctrl click (Mac: Cmd click) on the thumbnail of that layer to get a selection outline.
  • In the Menu Bar, choose Select > Modify > Contract.
  • In the dialog box, set Contract By to 20 px and click OK. The value depends on the resolution of your photo/page.
  • In the Layers panel, click on the Create a New Layer icon.
  • In the Menu Bar, choose Edit > Stroke (Outline) Selection. (PS: Choose Edit > Stroke.)
  • In the dialog box, set the Width to 10 px, the Location to Inside, the Blend Mode to Normal, and the Opacity to 100%. Click on the Color Chip, choose a color, and click OK. Click OK again to commit the stroke. Again, the values are dependent upon the resolution of your photos/page.
  • Press Ctrl D (Mac: Cmd D) to deselect.

I really like how the simple stroke outlines gave my scrapbook page a little lift.

Page & Photo:  Jen White | Kit: Eggs In My Bonnet by Amber Shaw | Fonts: Helvetica Neue Light, SignPrinterHouseScript
Page & Photo: Jen White | Kit: Eggs In My Bonnet by Amber Shaw | Fonts: Helvetica Neue Light, SignPrinterHouseScript

Click on the page above to see the grayscale template used for this scrapbook page.


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2 Responses

  1. makeyesup
    | Reply

    Thanks for this, great tip for accenting a photo.

  2. Sara Noonan
    | Reply

    I love your Quick Tip – Outline Stroke!

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