Thursday, 9 February 2012

How to make a digital stamped image in Paint Shop Pro

I have been asked in the past which make of stamp I used on some of the projects and sometimes they haven't been a bought stamp at all though I do use bought stamps if the challenges ask for those to be used.
If you have Paint Shop Pro then you can use any photograph to make a digital stamp image. I have PSP7 and PSPX and Animation Shop was included with PSP 7. I have used it to get rid of the white background on the images and save the pictures in gif form







A photograph of me and Vic









Our Buddha

All of these are our own photographs and the third one in each has no background so can be printed onto any paper at all.


To make these images--open your photograph and duplicate it so that you wont spoil the original .

Work on the duplicate and resize and crop to a size you want your digi-stamp to be.

Adjust the sharpness if required to make the image clearer. Save and duplicate again just in case.

On the duplicate go to effects-photo effects black and white.

Then go to Adjust-Brightness and Contrast -Brightness/contrast.Juggle the brightness and contrast settings until you are happy with the 'stamp' Some I use 100 for the contrast and about -20 for the brightness so start with those setting then see what happens when you change them a bit. It all comes with practice



The third image is a gif with no background so it can be printed onto any background at all just like any ordinary stamped image.




Have fun

Love Chrissie xx

1 comment:

florenceandfreddie said...

Really interesting post Chrissie. Thanks for sharing. Lovely photo of you and Vic.
Have a great weekend.
Regards Florence xx