Thursday, November 21, 2013

Digital Multicolored Stamping

Happy Thursday!

I want to start by thanking CS Member Norma for inspiring me to discuss today’s topic! Norma started a thread recently in the CS Forum asking about this and it’s a really cool technique, so I thought I’d share it with all of you.

I’m using Photoshop CC for this tutorial but it works in other versions of Photoshop and should be possible in other graphics programs that support layers.

1. Create a new document: 12 x 12, 300 ppi, white transparent white background.

2. Open the StampGraphic04 file from the Fire & Ice Digital Kit.

3. Drag the stamp image onto your new document and rotate it into a horizontal position.

4. Duplicate the stamp image layer, rotate it and drag it down a bit, letting it overlap slightly.

5. Repeat Step 4 a few more times until you get a shape you like (my example has a total of 5 stamp images).

6. Merge all the stamp image layers into a single layer.

7. Open Background01 from the Fire & Ice Digital Kit.

8. Drag the background onto your document.

9. Rotate the background 90 degrees and resize it so that it just covers the stamp graphic.

10. Create a Clipping Mask - Layer Menu -> Create Clipping Mask.

That’s the technique - isn’t it cool looking? With this particular stamp, I think the effect is similar to using Gelatos on paper.

Now let’s turn it into a digital card: crop the white background, and layer it with a couple of other backgrounds, add a stamp sentiment image on top and you’re done!

I hope you’ll give this technique a try - the results can be stunning!

Until next week!

- Ron


  1. Again--seemingly difficult things made simple by Ron Perry! Love it!

  2. WOWZA Ron! That looks so realistic. Another amazing digi technique.

  3. That is fantastic and pretty simple - love it and it ggave me an idea for something I need to make (yay for inspiration)!!

  4. Oh I am so glad I can inspire you, I love this. Never thought to turn it a little and get different results. Love it. Ron.

  5. Beautiful card, love how you do that Ron

  6. Thanks, everyone! I really like this look a lot - I had a perfectly good idea for this year's Christmas cards, but I'm now rethinking that - gotta see if I can combine this technique with stuff from this year's Christmas Kit!!!!

  7. This is really cool. I can see this with so many backgrounds, like Refresh, for one...

  8. Love this and the directions are super


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