Originally Posted by Scientivore
Well. That was very educational. Awright, here's my first foray into the wild and woolly world of form-fitting selection and transparent backgrounds! I had to do some touch-up at the pixel level because the "magic" selection tools in Photoshop Elements are almost as disappointing as Stanley's "perfect" warlord.
The result looks pretty good. I had similar problems with the "Dwagon Threat" transparent one I just added to my list; I'm still not entirely satisfied.
(An idea that just occurred to me is to fill the background with medium gray after extracting the existing background and before scaling -- that way, the pixels around the edge would "blend" with medium gray rather than white and come out blending fairly well with the black linework. I haven't had a chance to actually try this trick yet.)