Hello everyone! It's Delphine here! As some of you may know, I love merging images and making little scenes but to do so, you need to have PNG files, not JPEG or TIFF. However if some of your images are not PNG (old images since all images are now provided in PNG too at All That scraps), you can very easily change them to PNGs as I'm going to show you.Special thanks to my friend Madeleine who I discussed the problem of png files with and who helped me understand how to convert them :)!
To do that, I use Paint.NET, which you can download for free.
Open Paint.NET and at the top, click on "File" and "Open". A window will pop up, select the folder where your image is and then your image. The image I'm going to use for this tutorial is Bouquet Birgitta (TIFF).
The idea is to have no white around your image, to make the background transparent. So now, click on the first part you want to make transparent, then holding the Ctrl key, click on all the parts you want to make transparent. All the parts you click on should turn blue. As you can see, of course I clicked around Birgitta but I also clicked on the parts between her face and wings, and between her legs which must be transparent too.
A window pops up. Select the folder where you want to put your image, give it a new name (I chose Bouquet Birgitta PNG) and select PNG, and that's it! You can now merge your Birgitta with another image!
If you don't know how to merge your images, look at Christine's tutorial HERE!
And here is a little example of what you can do when using PNG images, which you can't do if your images are not PNGs...
See? Birgitta can now sit on the Field Fence without hiding it:)!
I hope you have found this little tutorial helpful for you and it will give you ideas to make little scenes! Thank you very much for your visit, have a lovely day! Hugs,