What about the "3D-Trick"? You know... um, lighter colour for outline really thin outline, darker shade of that colour on the inside, select it put transparency on and drag...and you get 3D. Did you know the 3D trick?
I had to open Paint to know what we were talking about xD Anyway, well, you draw something, and then you use the seletion tool. When you choose the selection tool, two new images will appear underneath your toolbar. You choose the second one to make the image transparent :] By choosing the transparent one you won't take the bavkground with you when you draw the picture around, instead you'll only move around what you've drawn :]