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I am adding text to a few photos on my website. I have figured out how to add the text, and how to change the font and the font color. I would like to add a black outline to the text with a different fill color.

I would appreciate any advice on how to do this.

Thank You

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Not sure what this is supposed to mean.

I would like to add a black outline to the text with a different fill color.

If you want a simple black outline, you can use a plethora of plugins, such as:

Outline Object

Drop Shadow, or

BoltBait's Outline plugin (formerly known as 'Halo Effect')

If you want to have a multicolored outline, what I would do, is to select black as your primary color, use the Drop Shadow plugin set to 0 X-offset and 0 Y-offset, then choose a different primary color and rerun the drop shadow plugin, repeating it with whatever colors you wanted.

Hope that helps.

Edit: Forgot BoltBait had changed the name of the effect in his last plugin pack.

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Perhaps I should have mentioned that I am really a beginner. I downloaded the Outline Outlet plugin. But I really don't know where to go from there. Will it show up as a tool when I open paint.net? If not, how do I access and use the tool?

Sorry for the rudimentary questions, but I am VERY clueless!


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First you need to install the plugin.

Installation instructions can be found here:


Once installed the plugin can be found here in Paint.NET:

Effects --> Object --> Outline Object

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Next time, try softening the outline a bit. But not bad!


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