well with this picture the original pic has merida on it. but with my others i just used an small eraser brush on soft -after- i layered her onto a picture. i use www.pixlr.com and i take my time with her curls.
Hiccup looks like his got a plan up his sleeve when his smiling like that!!! XD gotta love him. the others look like their gonna kick some ass... though, they're all smiling once you look at them more closely. Hiccup is being the obvious one.