Good Saturday everyone! I was asked by a subscriber if I could share with her how to use her many stamps within the Studio software. In other words; could she make cutting files of her stamps. The answer is a happy yes. It's a bit time consuming for all of us whom own mounds of stamps but in the long run it's worth the effort if you enjoy using and color stamps. Some stamps I've colored using Photoshop and then have made these into cutting files. Other stamps I just leave them un-colored, cut them, and then color.
You will need to stamp a piece of cardstock using black ink. I stamp several stamps on one piece of cardstock and them scan them at a high resolution and save them as .png files. You can save them as .jpeg if you wish. After I do this, I save them in a folder I named "Scanned Stamps" so they will be there when I'm ready to convert them to a cutting file.
In this video I used a simple and more complex stamp to walk you through the steps of making your collection of stamps into cutting files. I hope you all find this useful and helpful along your crafty and creative ways.
Below is a screenshot of one of the stamps I colord in Photoshop and made into a cutting file. There is so much we can do with this software and it sure is some kind of crafty fun. Once I finish scanning in all o fmy stamps and have added them to my digital stamps I can save each one as a cutting file when I've done the auto traces. Isn't this exciting to know your stamps can now be put away and you will have loads of stamps right on your computer? Woohoo...for Studio software.
|Stamp Image colored in Photoshop|