I would like to have this: enter image description here

Turn into this: enter image description here

I used the "stroke" effect set to "outside" with 169px to get it nice and thick. However, the effect does not produce completely smooth corners. See here: enter image description here

What is the best way to round font/text edges and get a perfect smooth result? I am open to any suggestions, it does not have to be the "stroke" method.

Edit: Ok not all suggestions:I do not want to use "Quick Mask Mode/Gaussian Blur" http://www.itechies.net/tutorials/psexample/index-pid-round-text.htm

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I think you are using blending options for applying stroke to get a round corner

You could use this method (works with Photoshop CS6 or Above) for your required result (for a smooth rounded corner)

  1. After creating your text Right click on the layer and select Convert to shape.
  2. Select your shape with the help of Direst selection tool and apply a stroke with the required thickness.
  3. In Stroke Option select Align: to centre or outside and Corners: to Smooth.

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Here's is my result

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  • Oh that looks great! Yes I was using Blending Options! Trying your suggestion now. Thank you! Dec 27, 2015 at 17:11
  • I am using CS5, how do I get Stroke Options after I select with the "Direct Selection Tool"? Dec 27, 2015 at 17:16
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    This method requires cs6. Honestly there isn't a super good method for older versions. If you have it, you should do it in Illustrator.
    – Joonas
    Dec 27, 2015 at 17:45
  • Ah! Thank you, that explains why I could not find it anywhere. I have CS6 on a different computer, I will do it there. Thank you. Dec 27, 2015 at 17:47
  • It's right next to ` Stroke: `. option. I have installed Adobe Photoshop CS6 & cc 2014 in my machine and I am sure it should be present in CS5 Version too. I have edited my answer with a new snapshot (I hope this will help you)
    – Rishab
    Dec 27, 2015 at 17:48

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