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Is there a way in Photoshop to create the text effect seen on the words "chart" "when" and "present" in this image that does not involve drawing the shapes one at a time?

Alex Fowkes

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What's wrong with simply duplicating the text, changing the color to black, and offsetting it behind the text? –  Johannes Jan 12 at 23:37
    
That causes issues on corners. For example if you do it on a capital "T" the lower right hand corner will have a stair-step. –  maxwelljd Jan 13 at 0:51

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You can use Motion Blur to fake an extrusion, then use levels to flood the blurred area with a fill.

Blur a copy of your type, and merge it on a background:

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Use levels to flood the fill of the blurred type:

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Invert your original type and position to one side:

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Finish by applying a stroke effect to the inside

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Nice technique! –  Yisela Jan 13 at 0:36

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