Can I make transparent text in photoshop

Can I make text transparent, yet still have a 100% opacity stroke?

What are you trying to do? What’s the reason for needing it to do that?

Basically make outlined text…

You can use the horizontal type mask tool - type what you want, and then fill with a stroke.

I’d just ctrl+click the text-layer’s image, then create a new layer and go to edit>stroke. Afterwards it’s just a matter of deleting the text layer and you’d have yourself an outline.


You can try a tutorial that I quickly looked up on

Hope this helps :slight_smile:

Thank you, that is exactly what I was looking for.

An easier, and less destructive way, would be to set FILL to 0%, and then add a stroke layer effect.

Well I just learnt something new :o

That’s what the tutorial said…