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How do i make outlined dots and make lines?


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Can you show us what you're trying to create?

A paint splatter or an outline made up of dots?

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Hello Repton,


If you want to make a solid outline around an object you may use the Outline Object effect. For this to work, the object has to have a transparent background.


If you want to make a solid outline inside a selection you can use BoltBait's Outline Selection effect or TR's Quick Outline. They will give you different results.


I do not know how to make an outline with dots or dashes.

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Shapes can be drawn with dotted/dashed borders.

1. Activate the Shapes tool.

2. Select the Shape from the drop down list.

3. Select the Outline option (no fill).

4. Choose your Brush Width.

5. Set the Style to Dotted!

6. Drag out the Shape - it comes with a dotted border.


If you want to add texture to the inside of the Shape, set the Fill to one of the preset options.

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There is not a built-in paths tool, but midora is working on a plugin for that (see this thread).


As EER pointed out, though, for simple applications like this one, there are other ways to get the job done. Like drawing an outlined dot!

No, Paint.NET is not spyware...but, installing it is an IQ test. ~BoltBait

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