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How do I add a stroke to a layer in GIMP?

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Per the GIMP documentation Edit > Stroke Selection:

The Stroke Selection command strokes a selection in the image. There are two ways you can stroke the selection, either by using a paint tool or without using one. This means that the selection border, which is emphasized in the image with a dotted line, can be drawn with a stroke. There are various options which you can use to specify how this stroke should look.


  1. Create a new Layer enter image description here
  2. Make a Selection via Rectangle Select Tool enter image description here

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  3. Go to Edit > Stroke Selection and setup your desired Line width:

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Note: The stroke color is been taken from the current Foreground color.


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