I photographed a Navajo doll this morning on a solid background and then photoshoped the background away. I did the same to two little doll dresses below. A couple of days ago I laborously erased away the whole background from another picture by rubbing around with the mouse. I knew there had to be an easier way, so I dragged out my manual that had gathered considerable dust and lo and behold there is at least one easier way--the "magic" eraser. It erases similar colored pixels in one click. That took care of my backgrounds in no time. Meg has promised to show me what she does with Photoshop this afternoon. She is in two different computer design classes at the moment--good news for me! I can tell that I will not ever be a whiz at this but so far so good.
Perfect doll dresses--rickrack-always a favorite of mine and dots--I can't get enough of these.
Another favorite thing now--hearing from you! :-) Thank you so much Delphine and Sweet P for commenting.