Thank you so much for your time and efforts! One of the pieces was actually one I had been searching for, so that alone was truly exciting for me! (https://urstyle.fashion/shop/9700589) Some of those will be useful, and I thank you!
The rest - I'll continue to practice turning dross to gold...LOL.
This is a basic idea of how I edit between LunaPic and Remove.bg when I have an image that's giving me trouble:
Remove bg has a tendency to take extra out of the background, and sometimes I have to take the whole image over to LunaPic first. On the other hand, sometimes I can start at Remove and then move to Luna and go back for the final image.
If Remove hasn't damaged the image, but has left areas that need to be cleaned up, I then copy the image address and take it over to Luna (address in post above). I like to make my images as clean as possible so that no one has to mess with them to use them. Here's my beginning example image:
Since it has both a background and an image signature, I wanted to make it transparent, which I did at Remove. Here's what was next:
Now it's transparent, but it still has the signature. I also don't want the branch. So I'm going to take it over to Luna.
Luna is really easy to use, and has a basic menu on the top left side, which is the one you'll be using to edit. To upload your image, click on your copy image address in Remove, go to the "File" option at the top in Luna, and choose "Open from URL". Paste the address in without trying to change anything in the box. Hit go and you've got your image opened up.
Your editing options here are nearly endless, but I'm going to give you the basics of what I use. Mostly I just use the Eraser Tool, the Scaling (to change size when necessary), and the Adjust Focus when I want a sharper image.
To use the Eraser tool, go to the Edit menu (right next to the File menu), go down to the bottom, and click Eraser Tool. This opens up your image in a new box. Careful now, when you first start here, the eraser is huge, and you'll need to resize it to start small. That's at the top of the box. You can also adjust the size of the image for more detailed work, and that's at the bottom of the box, on the left (the plus and minus signs). You can move the image with the four directional arrow at the side of the box. Make sure it's highlighted or you'll be accidentally erasing something. Luckily, this thing comes with an undo and a redo button. When you switch back and forth between things, they'll highlight.
Now all I have to do is carefully erase what I don't want. (This is for all of you who don't have Photoshop and who want to do the work, which I like doing for some weird reason.)
This is what I get when I try to download the item directly from Luna. That's why I take it back to Remove.
All I did on this image was some erasing. The final version is downloaded here.
One of the harder parts of editing by hand is not always knowing what the artist has in mind when you remove a piece of the art. In this case, the branch was inseparable from where the other leg was. If I need to, since the image is now a transparency, I can always copy and paste another leg.
I know it seems like a lot of work, and for some images it really is, but for me, it's been worth it when I find something I really want and Remove messes it up. And truthfully, I find it rather soothing to edit stuff. Although some images take a lot of time, the finished product always makes it worth it for me.
I haven't even delved into half of what Luna is capable of, but is has a LOT of options. They're worth checking out.
I’m always looking for help with changing skin tones since so many of my dolls are black and so many doll parts are not. I’ve been using Picsart and photoshop but they don’t do well for making the darker skin tones I need - they tend to start becoming reddish like a bad suntan. Lol.