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Photoshop & Rubber Stamping

Let’s be honest, rubber stamping is not the cheapest of hobbies. Between all the inks, powders and stamps themselves, it can quickly become very expensive plus not every crafter has a place to store all their supplies.

Digital Art for Crafters is one of the busiest categories on my Arts & Crafts Directory Crafty Tips. Scrapbookers, rubber stampers, mixed media arts and card makers are constantly on the lookout for images to use with their crafts. Reusable Art is just one of many websites providing public domain images for crafters and others.

purple drop cap letter t Problem is, most of those images look just like what they are, printed images. Some time back, I stumbled upon a great Photoshop trick to make those printed black and white images look like they were rubber stamped. Even more exciting, the technique mimics those multi-ink stamps that are all the rage.

This purple drop cap letter T originally started out as a simple black and white image. With a bit of cleverness, it becomes something much more interesting.

The same technique to create this T, also created this colorful flower border from a black and white chapter heading found in the Floral Borders & Vignettes category.

Rather than repost the entire tutorial here, please check out my Rubber Stamp from a Black and White Image tutorial.

As always, I invite you to share whatever wonderful works of art you’ve been inspired to create with images from Reusable Art.

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2 Responses to "Photoshop & Rubber Stamping"

  1. Karen C. says:

    Thanks so much for explaining this wonderful yet simple technique. I am sure it will come in handy on more than one occassion.

  2. Michele says:

    You are most welcome. I’m in no way a PhotoShop expert. But, I do love when something fairly easy to do produces such a neat look.

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