can be downloaded off the Internet, though most will be of low
resolution due to file size.
Editor (Photoshop or PaintShop Pro)
Any Star Wars book you've been using as source material for
your customs will have the kind of images you want, or even
an existing action figure card.
Resolution is a difficult issue to settle. Some advocate low-res.
(100-200 dpi) while others recommend 600 - 800 dpi. However
you will be able to tweak and edit the high-roes image much
more easily because of the higher definition of detail.
Jonathan Miller recommends using 'Goof Off' in place of an
acetone product because of its greater strength.
a template card by scanning the card that you want to edit.
Erase all unwanted information on the card like the picture
of the figure, the name, and any other details you decide.
You do this by using a paint program to color the scan you
made to make it ready for you to insert the reference image
and print it out. Here is an example of what the finished
product would look like: these. (addition by Tim Hopkins)
reference pictures that you want to use for the photograph
on the card. Once you have done that scan the picture so that
you may combine it with the template.
better (but more time consuming) method is to create a template
in your graphic program and add each image as a layer. This
will allow you to move the images around to get rid of gaps
or overlaps. Then print the final version out.
a final edit of the card to make sure you have everything
the stock card, 3M adhesive spray glue, and your final print
out and spray the stock card with glue. Adhere the printed
version of your template to the stock card and let it dry.
After it is finished drying you may take a X-acto knife and
cut around the edge of the card to shape it.