How to save dolls from my dollmakers:
While you can assemble dolls on-site and screenshot them once you're done, I prefer a different method!
· When I've picked out the parts I want to use for the doll I'm assembling, I open up Photoshop (keep reading for other alternatives) and create a new canvas that's bigger than the doll itself (200x200 pixels) to make sure it'll fit.
· Then I right click the parts and choose "Copy Image" so that I can paste them onto the Photoshop canvas (keyboard shortcut: command/ctrl + V).
· As I add things in, I rearrange them so everything is in the right place.
· Once that's done I crop the image so that there's no spaces between the doll and the canvas edge. Before exporting in your preferred format (I recommend GIF), make sure the background is transparent!
· This method works in most any image editing software, even MS Paint although I'm not sure if you can export images with transparent backgrounds on there. You don't have to use an expensive program such as Photoshop, I only have access to it since I'm an art student.
· I've found an amazing free-to-use website called Piskel. It's where I draw most, if not all, of my doll parts. There are great tools available such as a bucket that fills all pixels of the same colour. Super helpful for recolouring! You can import images and gifs here, but plain old copy paste works too so there's no need to save all individual parts.
Happy dolling!