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A guide how to remove background from traditionally drawn pagedolls
Would you like to decorate your page with fun little figures - so called pagedolls - but you're a traditional artist and don't know how to make background transparent behind those dolls? If the answer is yes, then this is a guide for you!
When drawing pagedolls digitally, getting them on transparent background is quite simple – just do not draw any but leave the pixels behind the figure untouched. When you have drawn your pagedoll on a paper, it requires a bit more effort to remove the paper white behind the figure, but it can be done easily with couple of steps. This tutorial advices gives you step by step guidance for transparent background.
In this tutorial the used program is Gimp. Gimp is a free photo editing software, which you can download it here http://www.gimp.org/. Of course you can use any program you have available, as long as it supports layers and transparency.
Should You Become a Professional Artist?Community WeekMore Like This
Do you enjoy art passionately and are considering doing it as your job, but have some worries such as;
Will I enjoy it as much as a job?
Will it be hard getting a job?
Will I become a starving artist?
If you're like me, you're asking yourself those questions and are letting them give you a hard time deciding whether or not to pursue art professionally. My health teacher told me, as we digressed from our topic of smoking, that to know whether or not you want to do a job, you have to hear what it's like from someone who's already doing it. That's why I decided to do an interview with professional artists on dA to give me, and hopefully many others, answers to these burning questions and an idea of what it's like to be a professional artist.
Okay, well let's get to it then
This is quite long so if you'd like to jump to a section, here are the questions I aske