Photoshop: Text Bold Thickness

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Dear Photoshop Crew,
I think this is really good idea to take it into consideration.
i would like to see in new Photoshop, Text Bold Thickness (can be based on %(0-100), like you have other options in text paragraph,So Users are allowed to change text bold thickness or even make them lighter, this will be really usefull and would be glad.

Kind Regards
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I like this idea and there is a "faux bold" option similar to this. But with faux bold option, text can't converted into shape. I think even this feature would be accepted, texts couldn't convert into shape, too.
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I think you should give the issue more consideration, what you seem to be after might be »Stroke-based fonts«.

In principle I assume it should be possible to access the path information of a font’s letters and apply something like Illustrator’s »Offset Path« with positive (which could lead to filling hollows) or negative (which could lead to (partial) dissolution) values – but then it would not be editable text anymore, I guess.
And combining thusly boldened and/or lightened letters would lead to a jumble of different heights.
There are reasons why (many) fonts are created with a variety of weights.

Edit: But I have to concede that typography is not a big interest of mine ... so others may have other and more relevant insights into the matter.
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A big YES to this idea. It would simply be "faux" bold with a variable adjustment capability that allows you to tweak the intensity of the bold.
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Emily Ellerbe

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Photoshop, please do this! Of course you can use the stroke effect, but what if I want to have a different colored stroke, and have thicker boldness?