This Instructable consists of four parts:
- Design - GIMP1
- Design - Inkscape2
- Clean and Assemble!
This Instructable operates on the assumption that you're familiar with working with the programs that are used, and is not a tutorial on how to use the programs, but talks about the functions used to do the editing required. I've been able to pick up both the programs by playing around with them a little bit, so I have faith that you'll be able to do the same thing!
1. GIMP stands for "GNU Image Manipulation Program". The best open source photo editing and drawing program I am aware of. If you don't already have it installed, you should get if for free here
2. Inkscape is an open-source vector graphics creator. If you've heard of Adobe Illustrator, this is like a free version of that program. I'm using it because it's free and available, but feel free to use your vector-graphics editor of choice. Or you can get Inkscape for free here