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In this tutioal you will learn how to outline an image like this.
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1.Get a picture that you would like to outline.
I will be using this image of Rihanna.
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2.Erase the background.
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3.Open new background and fill with any color that you would want to out the picture.

4.Take your picture and right click>copy.

5.Right click on the page that has the color of the outline. Click paste>paste as new selection.

6.Click on selection>modify>expand. Type in any number for the thickness of the border. I'll use 10.
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7.Now right click on the picture that you have expand. And click on copy.

8.Right click anywhere and click on Paste New Image.

9.There you go now you have an outlined image.
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You can also use a mask to save on some of the copy and pasting. You still need to select your object; the find edges tool is good. Save your selection to an alpha channel in case you need to apply it again. Then copy your selection to a new layer. Turn visibility off on your original image (which is preserved). Use the expand selection to go out enough to give you the line thickness you want. Save that selection to a second alpha channel. Now create a new layer and fill it with the colour you want the line to be. Put it underneath the layer with your image. Now create a new mask layer that only shows your (expanded) selection. The rest of the background will disappear and you will be left with a line around your image. You can easily create and apply different masks to vary the thickness of the line.

By dplmartin on Sep 13, 2011 4:06 am

how to do is in photoshop?

By miekoCHAN on Jan 10, 2009 10:42 pm

Awesome! And to everyone - an easier way to erase the background...there's a tutorial on that here:
http://www.createblog.c om/tutorials/tutorial.php?id=1 264

By emmasawr on Nov 27, 2008 8:43 am


By NoWorriesDesigns on Nov 16, 2008 5:27 pm

grr i just have a problem with the erasing part i kinda do it all jaggedy but i dont want or mean to it just happens.

By emmijane on Sep 3, 2008 2:54 pm

umm why is the picture i earased the background for all huge wen i paste it as a new selection on the other picture?

By xAqUaBeb3X on May 15, 2008 4:35 pm

omg!!!thanks for the tutorial!!!i've been wanting to do this since i got psp adn now i no how to do it yay!!!thanks very much

By DreamsLink on Jan 3, 2008 9:36 pm

This is cool.

By MyVagina on Nov 3, 2007 11:17 am

Just use the magic wand to select what you want erased and then select cut with the pan tool. Thats how i do it :D

By MCRbulletsVAMPIRA on Jul 1, 2007 11:43 pm

Great tutorial!

By Aerjae on Mar 7, 2007 6:43 am
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