It would be fun to take a forest picture and then drop some of these guys in (make them smaller as you move toward the background), lean up against trees and stuff. I think it would be a real hoot! Here’s Grandma beside one of these guys. Send her and e-mail. Won’t she be thilled…
They’re very easy to extract. Once again, go into your graphics program, pull up a picture, select the background with your magic wand set to 32%. Hit the delete key, and you should be left with just the figure and a cherboard background.
Save it as tiff. file, or other format that supports layers, so you are just able to pick it out from a checkered background to insert in another picture.
The figures themselves should be readily sizeable at this point. Don’t save it back as a jpg., or you’ll just have a white background again. Any white that is not removed can be taken out with your erraser tool, given that you magnify your image 300%, and keep your erraser tiny near the edges. This doesn’t always have to be done if you experiment with your magic wand settings, on the tool bar above you, when you select that specific tool.