Learning to use Talespring was fun and easy. It's a powerful tool. Even though it was frustrating at times, that was mainly due to my lack of knowledge. I never took any computer courses in college--big mistake. I don't have the Photoshop knowledge I should and working with pictures has always been a problem for me. So I figured I'd put things on this page which helped me in using Talespring. It's not much, but this would have saved me tons of time. Live and learn. Hope this helps.
How to take the white background off your drawings.
*I forgot to mention that you can also click on the scissors icon to delete the highlighted areas.
-If you want your pictures to move, keep in mind that you will need to draw them separately from the background. Of course, I did not do this at first creating a lot more work for myself. Draw the background, then draw the characters or other items and put them on top of the background. Like a sticker book. -Don't forget that the Talespring software has background colors you can use. This saved my markers from drying out. -Do not name your pictures too closely to others in the same page. When you create movements for each character or item, it becomes confusing if they're all named something like "drawing1, drawing1a, drawing2" Just name them something completely different. Trust me! -Scan your pictures well. Figure out how to make them as sharp as possible so you don't have to go back and rescan them later!!! I did this for practically every picture LOL. It was very very time consuming, because you then have to insert them back in to your "action" timeline and that can be tricky. Have a good scanner. In the middle of my book, I got a new laser printer as a gift, and realized my earlier pictures were faded compared to the ones I scanned with the new printer. UGHHH!! -I used the Microsoft Office Picture Manager "autocorrect" to sharpen my pictures. It's very simple and you don't have to be a graphic artist to use it. One click was usually all I needed, but some times I would use the tools in that software because again, it's simple. I would also crop and resize there too. -I scanned the pictures using paint.net. It's free and easy to use, though I haven't used it all. For the simple things I needed, that's what I used along with the MOPM mentioned above. -Scan the pictures so that they're large. So when you insert them into your page and have to enlarge them, they won't be pixely (that a word?). Very important.