Photoshop Tutorial: How to Create Stamp Image

This tutorial shows you ‘the easiest way’ to create a stamp image with Photoshop. There is also a Free Photoshop action by PanosFX with the similar effect.

Download source file – Photoshop CS3


1. Create a new 260 x 190 px document with white background, create a new layer and hit the ‘Add a Layer Mask’


2. Hit the ‘U’ key to select the Rectangle Tool, select Paths in the Options Bar


and draw a box like the image below.


3. Hit the ‘B’ key to select the Brush Tool, hit the ‘F5′ key to open the Brushes Palette. Adjust the settings for your image size – in our case diameter – 16px and spacing – 135% should be OK.


4. Make sure that foreground color is black


and select the Paths palette, hit the ‘Stroke path with Brush’, and ‘Load path as a selection’


Change the view to Layers tab. Deselect Layers Mask by clicking on Layer thumbnail.


5. If not already selected, set the foreground color white, select the Paint Bucket Tool and fill the selection. There is nothing to see at the moment as background color is also white.



6. Double click on Layer thumbnail to open Layer Style properties and apply Drop Shadow effect like the image below


Now we finally see our stamp


7. ‘Control + D’ to deselect selection, add new layer and place in stamp image. That’s it!



11 replies
  1. Jermayn Parker
    Jermayn Parker says:

    Easy as but an even easier option would be for a brush or mask plugin that would do it for you….

  2. gaby
    gaby says:

    bonjour, j’ai essayé de mettre en application mais je ne peux pas choisir l’espacement comme indiqué dans la rubrique n°3 ci-dessus , je n’ai pas non plus dans la palette calque – layer 1 et background – qui apparaissent : j’ai la version CS 2

  3. fodkito
    fodkito says:

    muchas gracias, al principio me costó enterarme de la explicación.. que podría ser un poco mejor, per obueno, saludos!

  4. chris
    chris says:

    Dear sir,it is unfortunate i try this method even on how to make my own clone stamp and it didn’t work,plz advice


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