Hey everyone I discovered a great tech for getting your creations on a spacebackground in a fraction of the time. Without having to erase all the way around your ship. And you can keep using once you have cut out all around your ship, mech etc. Using GIMP.
#1 File- Open As Layers
#2 Find whatever creation you want to cut out from your pictures.
#3 Layers- Go down to Transparency- Add alpha channel. This will add the checker board layer behind your picture.
#4 Next hit B on your key board or the Paths tool.
#5 Go around your creation but before you complete going around first hit Ctrl on your key board. This will allow you to complete the path around your whole creation.
#6 Now Hit "Shift V", this will in a sense highlight the path around creation.
#7 Now you have to opinions from here. You can now hit delete and everthing in the middle of path will be gone. Or if like me you want to see your creaion now hit "Ctrl I" and then press delete. This will allow you to keep everything in the middle saved and the outside of path to be deleted.
#8 Now once you are this far you should see a checkered background with your creation on top.
#9 Now go to File- Save As.
#10 Very Important. Give you file a name but where it says "JPG" you want to replace those letters with "GIF".
This will allow you to reuse and use again all your creations without having to go back again and again to cut out everything with the paths tool.