I've been asked a lotabout how I make my portraits. I'm not going to show you exactly how I make them - thats a secret ;]
I'll show you two very simple ways,one that uses paint (As well as GIMP) and one that uses just GIMP.
1. Go to the babies page, and press the button on your keyboard that says "Prnt Scrn/SysRq". It won't look like anything will have happened, but it should.
2. Open a new paint document, and click Edit > Paste (Or do the keyboard shortcuts)
3. Use the select tool (In the picture below) to drag a square around the baby;
4. Over the new, selected portion of the baby, click Edit > Copy. Open a new paint document, then press Edit > Paste. The baby should appear. Save the picture to your computer.
5. Now, open a new document in GIMP. Use the bucket tool to fill it in whatever colour you want. I half coloured mine purple, left half white, and then used the smudge tool (The hand, on the bottom row) to blend them in;
6. Now, either use the scissor tool on gimp to select all round the baby and then paste it on the background you just made, or do as I did in the tutorial and go back to paint, then open the background there. If it doesn't appear, it must have saved as a .xcf - which is a gimp format. You need to save it as a .jpg, .gif, or .png. Anyway, paste the baby there.
7. Add text if you wish, using the text tool. Make sure to select the bottom of the two thumbnails below the tools - this means the text won't have a white background.
8. Save the picture to the computer, and then upload to whatever site you wish - tinypic, imageshack, photobucket etc. Links are on another page.
The complete image.