View Full Version : How do I give a shape an outline in Paint.NET?

04-04-2010, 07:41 PM
Alright, quite a mapping newbie here. Following a tutorial about making coastline in Paint.NET (and now I can't find the tutorial again, apologies to the good guy who made it), I now have a landmass - however, how do I give it an outline? Very newbish question indeed.

Thanks in advance.

04-06-2010, 08:29 PM
Without seeing exactly what you are talking about, I can only guess. It has been quite a while since I looked at PdN, but I think you are able to use masks, or select for color. If you are using a mask I think that you might be able to use the mask of the landmass to make a selection. If you can you should have the option somewhere to stroke that selection.

Vague I know, but I hope that helps.

04-07-2010, 07:43 AM
Assuming you have the latest version:
Select the landmass, then create a new layer. Fill selection with whatever colour you want the outline to be, then: Effects>Stylize>Outline, with intensity of 100. Set width to however thick you want it. Erase the white in the middle and you're done!

Servant Of Thor
04-08-2010, 08:41 PM
I made a tutorial to do this, with an all right outcome. If you check here... http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/topic/18276-playing-god-the-cartographers-way/
otherwise euio way would work on any version I believe.

04-10-2010, 12:01 PM
Now my continent has a fine black outline, thanks to you!