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I would like to know how to create character cut-outs with a border around them.
I am using Sony Vegas 7 and GIMP 2.6, I am on Windows Vista 32bit.
I have a Core2Duo Processor at 2.4 Gigahertz with 2 Gigabytes of system memory.
Thank you in advance.