I need to generate small (around 24 px height) outlined text, using 4 predefined shades.
How would you do that ?
I use Paint.net, which has an outline tool, not useful here (it smoothes the edges).
I coded an outliner script in Python (it dilates the bitmap) but it doesn't work well with shades, so I drawed a 48 px version, resized (bilinear) to half to have some kind of antialiasis, but it's a little blurred so I'm not satisfied.
You can see the results in the lower right menu (STATUS / ITEM / etc.)
Also, I don't have Photoshop.