How to Create a Font Letter Border in Fireworks

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How to Create a Font Letter Border in Fireworks
Add a border in a contrasting colour to call attention to your text. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

Macromedia Fireworks provides the option to add a border to your text. You can use this type of border to call attention to a specific word or phrase within a set of text or simply to add a unique aspect to the font used in your document. Using a border in a contrasting colour can be an effective way to emphasise a certain point or add overall aesthetic value to your document.

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  1. 1

    Navigate to the "Tools" panel in Fireworks, and select "Text" to open the Text toolbar.

  2. 2

    Specify a font, text size and style from the Property inspector.

  3. 3

    Enter text in the text panel, and click the "Esc" button on your keyboard.

  4. 4

    Select "Add Filters" from the Property inspector, and click "Photoshop Live Effects" to open the Photoshop Live Effects window.

  5. 5

    Select the "Stroke" check box, and click "Stroke" to open the stroke options toolbar.

  6. 6

    Select the border size, position and opacity level on the "Structure" pane.

  7. 7

    Select "Color" for the "Fill type" option on the "Fill" pane. Click "Color" on the Photoshop Live Effects dialogue and choose a colour from the pop-up palette for your text border. Click OK to apply the changes.

Tips and warnings

  • Use a contrasting border colour, for example, a black border on white text, for maximum effectiveness.

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