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How to achieve this black outline effect?
#1  April 26, 2013, 04:13:14 pm
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So, in all these years I've messed around with images, I've never actually figured out how people do this fine outline black edges effect around a sprite or model or object...

I used to invert the object in a selection, then expand it by a 3-5 pixels depending on the object. Then fill it with black.

This in theory works, but seems to produce a quite not so smooth black outline.

In a lot of people's signatures it can be seen especially in MMOs. Unfortunately the example I had wanted to show, the link don't work no more :(

But the best way to describe it is that it looks like cel shading. Is there a filter for such purposes, or is it all a manual jobby?
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Re: How to achieve this black outline effect?
#2  April 27, 2013, 06:17:39 pm
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If you are using Photoshop, just select your object (with whatever method you use: magic wand, color range, paths, masks...). Once your object is selected (the dashed line will be around the object's edge) just select Edit->Stroke
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Re: How to achieve this black outline effect?
#3  April 29, 2013, 01:18:46 am
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Thanks!!!

It worked!!!

Now I feel kind of empty lol
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