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I am looking to reproduce this effect on an image in Adobe Photoshop.

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Not the font or the word but the way it is outlined in white, does anyone know how I can do this?

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you can probably do that with an outerglow style on that layer with an appropriate gradient. But, not programming related. –  Jimmy Aug 4 '09 at 15:13

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Just select the text (ctrl+click on layer), expand selection border by ~5px, stroke.

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I think the following would be much better with Layer Styles:

  1. Add a 5px outer stroke, and make it white.
  2. Add a drop shadow. Use the spread and size sliders to adjust it until you're reasonably happy with the facsimile.
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Provided the space between the outline and the letters is in fact white and not transparent. –  Joey Aug 4 '09 at 16:33
    
You can adjust the size of the stroke to compensate for the spaces in letters. It would need to be adjusted relative to the size of the text anyways. –  EvilChookie Aug 4 '09 at 18:59

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