To stroke a selection or layer:

1 Specify a foreground color. (See "Choosing foreground and background colors" on page 257.)

2 Select the area or layer you want to stroke.

3 Choose Edit > Stroke.

4 In the Stroke dialog box, specify the width of the hard-edged border.

5 For Location, specify whether to place the border inside, outside, or centered over the selection or layer boundaries.

6 Specify an opacity and a blending mode. (See "Setting options for painting and editing tools" on page 241.)

7 If you're working in a layer and want to stroke only areas containing pixels, select the Preserve Transparency option. (See "Locking layers" on page 290.)

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