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    Default Creating a bitmap outline button effect using Xara Photo & Graphic Designer

    Hi folks:
    I was wondering if anyone could refer me to a tutorial or simply explain how to create an outline effect for transparent (.PNG) bitmaps.

    Here's a sample to show what I'm referring to: Transparent Bitmap Outline Effect Sample

    Any help you could provide would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Kevin

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    Default Re: Creating a bitmap outline button effect using Xara Photo & Graphic Designer

    If you are starting with a vector shape, make a copy. On the copy use Arrange > Combine Shapes > Add Shapes to make a solid shape.

    Select the new shape, make the fill color white and add a black (or any color, or no color outline).

    Select the shape with the Contour Tool, and add a 1-step outer contour, maybe around 8-12 pixels wide.

    Now place the original vector graphics on top.

    Select both shapes and Arrange > Create Bitmap Copy. True Color + Alpha, 96dpi. This will create a same size bitmap object with a transparent background.
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    Default Re: Creating a bitmap outline button effect using Xara Photo & Graphic Designer

    Thanks, Gary:

    What if I'm starting with a transparent bitmap?


    Kevin
    Last edited by ksiads; 30 July 2020 at 02:12 PM. Reason: Forgot to thank the poster.

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    Default Re: Creating a bitmap outline button effect using Xara Photo & Graphic Designer

    Last edited by Egg Bramhill; 30 July 2020 at 03:06 PM.
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    Default Re: Creating a bitmap outline button effect using Xara Photo & Graphic Designer

    Egg

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    Default Re: Creating a bitmap outline button effect using Xara Photo & Graphic Designer

    Thanks, Egg Bramhill! I really appreciate you taking the time to put those tutorials together. Exactly what I was looking for.

    Cheers,

    Kevin

 

 

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