Word Art — Sticker To Stamp

Word Art — Sticker To Stamp
by Jen White

Double the usefulness of your word art stash by turning a sticker into a stamp.

NOTE: This tutorial was created for Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements.

Sometimes you need a stamp and sometimes you need a sticker.

  • Stamps are made to look flat on a page and should never have a shadow applied to them.
  • Stickers will usually have a white stroke (or border) on the outside of them and they do get a shadow—typically a very small shadow.

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to turn a sticker into a stamp. If you need to turn a stamp into a sticker, read Word Art—Stamp To Sticker.

Step One: Open a Sticker

This tutorial works for well for most any kind of sticker element–such that the element has an outline around the outer edge. I will be demonstrating with a sticker from Thankful by Karla Dudley (see below). Click here to download this sticker.

  • Open a sticker (File > Open).

Step Two: Select the Outline

  • Get the Magic Wand tool.
  • In the Tool Options, click on the New Selection icon. Set the Tolerance to 32. Check Anti-alias. Uncheck Contiguous and Sample All Layers.
  • On the element, click on the white outline to select it.

Step Three: Delete the Outline

  • In the Menu Bar, choose Select > Modify > Expand.
  • In the dialog box, Expand By 1 px and click OK.
  • Press the Backspace key (Mac: Delete key) to remove the selected pixels.
  • Press Ctrl D (Mac: Cmd D) to deselect.

Step Four: Save As a PNG

  • Save the sticker (File > Save As) as a PNG file with a unique name.
  • Close the original file without saving.

Here is my stamp after I’ve added it to a card.

Card: Thankful by Jen White
Kit: Thankful by Karla Dudley



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