Text Outline

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Please make text outline! it would be really cool!
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perhaps try this workaround ...

How To Get Outlined Text 2017-10-01
http://www.screencast.com/t/zJu673YnnY

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another crude workaround is to exploit the drop shadow property; doesn't give a true outlined font, but might be useful in some circumstances ...

Use Drop Shadow As Pseudo Outlined Text Workaround 2018-11-10
https://www.screencast.com/t/9krgGDxeI

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This has been both in SnagIt and Camtasia for ages. In annotations in  Select Text  Drag to location on video The Change text to desired text the apply Drop shadow, when drop shadow appear the will appear nine cell (3 by 3) table in one cell will be filled in click on center and you will s an outline (you can change the color of the outline and the size of the outline 1pt on up. In SnagIt Click text in main menu this will bring up font styles. Again you remove or add an outline that is even all around or it cal be Offset 8 other way besides center.
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thanks for chiming in

regarding from above "you will see an outline (you can change the color of the outline and the size of the outline 1pt on up" ...

with the drop shadow in the center position, I cannot seem to get any outline to show around fonts in Camtasia

what am I missing?
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While The annotation Box is up and you have typed in text.  In the Panel on left there are 3 icon one to customize  the annotation Box one for the Font one adjust such things like sound. Click the A symbol and you add drop shadow or shadow and font size, font used, size and so on.

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thanks; are you using CS 8?
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this method will give you TRUE outlined text ...

How To Make Outline Text Callout In Camtasia 2018-11-15
http://www.screencast.com/t/OegLLVFxs

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I'm not afraid to admit when I'm wrong. It looks good with a small offset.

With a caveat. It's limited in its capacity to small strokes/outlines. It still looks bad if you want a thick outline.

As far as.


I disagree, a tutorial should be complete. Where the lesson and instructions are complete,100%.

Not....... pardon the shortcomings. Do as I say, not what you've witnessed.It's confusing and leads to comments like the one I left above.
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Ah, very good. You applied some blur I see. Again, not part of the tutorial.
So I'll post that part for you.
I have a bad habit of starting a post and working on something else.Then when I come back to complete it.Theres a post that comes in ahead of mine, making the previous one out of date.Anyway, heres blur applied to a fairly thick stroke

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I didn't apply any blur; text callouts were structured as described in the tutorial

regardless, I've presented what I wanted to say
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@kayakman, nicely done!
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thank you Dave