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I hope you enjoyed my first Keeping It Real technique for digital scrapbooks. Today, I’m sharing another quick tip for my digi-peers who love the look of stamping.
Paper scrapbookers are known for stamping objects to multiple surfaces on their scrapbook page. Have you ever noticed how an offset occurs when the ink is applied? Raised portions show a slight deviation from surface to surface. It’s a characteristic of applying stamps to a layout. You can recreate the same look digitally with ease.
The Quick Steps
Let’s begin with the not so good news: your first step is to choose the item(s) that will become your stamp. Here’s the good news: any brush, alpha, or item you’d regularly use for digital stamping will work!
Next, create a new layer in the Layers Panel directly above your photo (or the stamp surface) and stamp your image. Then clip the stamped layer to the stamp surface with a clipping mask.
Finally, duplicate the stamped layer and drag this new layer under the photo or surface. Use the Move tool to nudge and slightly reposition the second stamped layer. With this adjustment, your digital stamp will look imperfect and a bit more realistic
And here’s my final layout. Don’t you just love easy tips for amazing digital scrapbooking results? I know I do! Until the next Keeping it Real tutorial – Happy Scrappin!
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