Making your own stamps are fun and easy using Photoshop. In Photoshop world, these stamps are called Brushes. I will show you how to create a brush that you can use and reuse, changing colors or size:

  1. Open an image with strong lines or shapes.
  2. Double click on your Background layer. Click on OK to convert it to Layer 0.
  3. Select Image, Adjustments, Brightness/Contrast. Adjust the sliders Brightness to the left and Contrast to the right, until you have kind of a sharp image.
  4. Now, select Image, Adjustments, Threshold. Your image will look black and white, move the slider that controls the Threshold to adjust it.
  5. From the Toolbox, select the Magic Wand and click on any white area of your image, that would select all the white. Now press the Delete key. Your image will keep the black with a transparent background.
  6. Select Image, Image Size… and resize your image to no more than 4 inches.
  7. Now it’s time to create a brush based on this image. Select Edit, Define Brush Preset..., give it a name and click OK.
  8. Remember to save your Brush by clicking the arrow that is pointing down next to your brush on the Toolbar. Then, click on the double arrows pointing to the right and choose Save Brushes.
  9. You can use this brush or digital stamp as many times as you need it.

This is my cat Leo from a color photo to a digital stamp.

Cute Leo

Leo Stamp

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2 Responses to “How to Make a Digital Stamp using Photoshop”

  1. val says:

    HELP !!! I’m not too technical, but I thought I followed the directions, and then I tried again, and then I tried again……..I get everything in place, except the stamps will not stamp. They show up in the brushes , I click on them and the image appears, but they won’t stamp . Any ideas?
    Thanks so much

  2. Glenda says:

    Val: Looks like you did everything right. You have the brush showing that means that you created it just fine. Now the problem is that it doesn’t show. Please first check if you actually have a color in the foreground swatch (any except white). Also, check the size of the brush, it should be large enough to see. If all that is fine, look at the opacity of the brush and opacity of the layer. Try to create a new layer just in case.
    I hope any of these suggestions can help. Let me know.

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