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Re: [vox-tech] gimp question


  • Subject: Re: [vox-tech] gimp question
  • From: William Kendrick <nbs@sonicMAPS.net>
  • Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2000 13:49:30 -0800
  • References: 20001212115515.A3935@dirac.org

Pete said:
> 
> i have a transparent .png which is mostly black (ok, it's tux).  i want it
> to go onto a black background.
> 
> it works surprisingly good, cause tux is mostly light on the inside, but
> dark around the edges.
> 
> it would be perfect if i could outline the outside of the image with a thin
> white line.  that would get the overall shape visible.
> 
> does anyone know how to surround the outside of an image with a thin white
> line?

Select "Alpha to Selection" from the "Layers" menu.
Pick a thin brush, and select a color.
Choose "Stroke" from the "Edit" menu.


Another more brute-force way is to Cut the image, then Paste it back.
At this point, it's selected.  Then do "Stroke."


-bill!


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