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Hi Pyrochild

I'm currently editing manga (japanese comic) as a hobby.

I was advised to use "Outline Object" to put white borders around my text.

Like this:


But its ended up like this... ^^;; :


Please Please give me step to step instructions on giving texts white borders and making the layer transparent, so it actually looks like the original one (just translated into english). I've played around with it for hours now and i still cant get it going ^^;;

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Create a new layer for your text. Set your primary color to the color you want the text to be (black). Run the Outline Object plugin. Set the color to the color you want the outline to be (white), and adjust Width to preference and Softness settings until it looks good.


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i had an error occur

File: C:\Program Files\Paint.NET\Effects\Outline Object.dll

Effect Name: pyrochild.effects.outlineobject.OutlineObject

Full error message: System.InvalidOperationException: Alpha value must be 255 for this to work

at PaintDotNet.ColorBgra.ToOpaqueInt32(ColorBgra color)

at pyrochild.effects.outlineobject.OutlineObject.OnCreatePropertyCollection()

at PaintDotNet.Effects.PropertyBasedEffect.CreateConfigDialog()

at PaintDotNet.Menus.EffectMenuBase.RunEffect(Type effectType)

i think its because i had tranparent-ish img, but idk

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Hey Pyrochild,

I was wondering if it was possible if you could add a "Roundness" slider to set how round the edges are on the object, because sometimes it's better to have sharp edges.

Here's what your plugin does.


But sometimes it looks better with nice sharp corners.




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I got an error, could it be because i am using windows vista?

error code:

File: L:\Paint.Net\Effects\Outline Object.dll

Effect Name: pyrochild.effects.outlineobject.OutlineObject

Full error message: PaintDotNet.WorkerThreadException: Worker thread threw an exception ---> System.MissingMethodException: Method not found: 'System.IServiceProvider PaintDotNet.Effects.Effect.get_Services()'.

at pyrochild.effects.outlineobject.OutlineObject.OnSetRenderInfo(PropertyBasedEffectConfigToken newToken, RenderArgs dstArgs, RenderArgs srcArgs)

at PaintDotNet.Effects.Effect`1.OnSetRenderInfo(EffectConfigToken parameters, RenderArgs dstArgs, RenderArgs srcArgs)

at PaintDotNet.Effects.BackgroundEffectRenderer.ThreadFunction()

--- End of inner exception stack trace ---

at PaintDotNet.Effects.BackgroundEffectRenderer.Join()

at PaintDotNet.Effects.BackgroundEffectRenderer.Abort()

at PaintDotNet.Effects.BackgroundEffectRenderer.Start()

at PaintDotNet.Menus.EffectMenuBase.<>c__DisplayClassb.b__8(Object sender, EventArgs e)

I even tried running paint.net as an admin


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Effects -> Object -> Outline Object...


The area around the object you want to be outlined must be transparent. In other words, it should be on its own layer.

edit: this is the three-thousand, three-hundred and thirty-third post in the Plugins forum.


Ok, I just have a question... Where do I unzip it?

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