Is the new outline function for text supposed to outline the shadow as well as the text?

When I do this type of effect in photoshop the outline only affects the text not the shadow.

Hello edragon00,

I was able to reproduce this issue on our end. I have written up a report and I have submitted to the developers for further consideration. I have also provided a link the public tracker. Please feel free to use the link provided for future updates. Thank you for your time and information.

Link: Unreal Engine Issues and Bug Tracker (UE-38473)

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I would really love to see this changed. I think it should just be an optional thing even where you can choose to outline the shadow or not. The effect isn’t always bad just when you want a black drop shadow with a colored outline on your text and it goes and puts a huge nasty colored outline around the black shadow as well.

Also I cannot seem to get my shadows to be semi-transparent with an alpha setting under 1.0. The shadow is basically either completely solid or completely transparent. Is this by design? Should I be using materials to control these things?

Hello Corpsecrank,

Thank you for the information provided. As for the questions that you have. They seem different enough from the original post that I will need you to create a new thread for tracking purposes. You can then place a link to the new thread in a reply here so that others can follow up.

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Just updated to 4.19 and the text outline on shadows is an issue again. Can the bug be reactivated? Issue UE-38473 says its marked as ‘fixed’.

Still broken as of 4.20.3