How to have background characters walking?

Hey! I think the complicated stuff you’re talking about is spot directing. It’s actually really simple once you understand you. You can find a guide here.

But, if you don’t want to use spot directing, you can but still easily put characters in the background. It’s just like how you regularly place characters, but use back far left, back left, back right, or back far right, instead of something like screen right or upscreen left. The characters will be in the background, however, they might not looks exactly how you want them too. Sometimes the proportions don’t work perfectly with the backgrounds. But this is a really easy substitute to get characters in the background!