Here you will be able to learn how to make your very own personalised guinea pig. Many thanks to Merry for allowing me to copy her tutorial on my site
First copy any of the white guinea pigs below by right clicking it with your mouse and clicking "Copy."
Rex or Teddy
Then open the program "Paint" in your computer - most people should have it. Windows users click "Start," then "Programs," or "All Programs," then "Accessories," and then "Paint." Zoom in 8x by clicking the magnifying glass in the tool box and then clicking 8x; your screen will look like this.
Then paste your guinea pig by pressing the keys "Ctrl" and "V" at the same time and colour it how you want it with the pencil tool.
To create custom colours, double click on any of the colours in the colour palette at the bottom of your
screen and click define custom colours. Experiment until you get a colour you like. This is also useful for shading; just double click the colour you like and make it lighter or darker and experiment with the new colours for really cool shading effects.
Once you're happy with your guinea pig, fill in the background with a bright colour like lime green that you haven't used in your piggy. Select the piggy as close as possible and press the "Ctrl" and "C" keys on your keyboard to copy it.
Then paste it into Irfanview, (with "Ctrl" and "V") a free program that can be downloaded Here
Then click "File" and "Save as." On the little bar on the bottom, select "GIF." in the box on the left, select "Save Transparent Colour." "Choose Transparent colour while saving" should already be checked.
Proceed with saving, click on the background colour when the big guinea pig comes up and you're done. Here is the finished guinea pig.
Thank you again Merry for your excellent tutorial.
If your not quite ready to attempt the guinea pig tutorial, here are a variety of guinea pigs for you to choose from, using Merry's guinea pig drawings. Please save to your own computer by right clicking and 'save image as'. If you need a host for your piggies, Photo Bucket is a great site for hosting them and is also good for creating on-line albums.
If you are using the piggies for your website, a link back is appreciated so others may find the guinea pig tutorial. A text link will be fine or you may use the button below. Please link back to: http://jackiesguineapiggies.com/guineapigtutorial.html Thank you very much.