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    Default How do I give a shape an outline in Paint.NET?

    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.

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    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.
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    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!
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    I made a tutorial to do this, with an all right outcome. If you check here... http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php...ographers-way/
    otherwise euio way would work on any version I believe.
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    Now my continent has a fine black outline, thanks to you!

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