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The EarlK Design blog consists mainly of entries that show how to do things using Adobe Photoshop that I hope you will find helpful and give your creative mind more tools to work with.

I use Adobe Photoshop CS6, and sometimes Adobe Illustrator CS5, Lightroom 5, and Corel Painter X. However, I believe that much of what I show can be done using Photoshop Elements.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Create a Postage Stamp Element for your Layouts

How would you like to create your own postage stamp elements to use on your layouts? In this video I will show you one method of how to do this. I will be using Adobe Photoshop CS4 on a Mac, but I believe that you can use this method to create your postage stamp element using Photoshop Elements, too. I will use the Brush Tool to create the perforations around the stamp.

I will show you how to create a stamp similar to this one:

Then I will show you how to insert your own image into the photo area of the stamp.

I will show you how to save your postage stamp as both .psd and .png files. And, then I will show you how to use these files whenever you want to use them on your layouts.

You will need to enter the Password in order to see the movie. Use the following password to enter the video.

The Password is:  postagestamp

Creating a Postage Stamp Element in Photoshop from Earl Kreins on Vimeo.

Sometimes it takes Vimeo a few seconds for the movie to begin after you click on the play button. Be a little patient for it to begin. If it doesn't start after several seconds, click on the play button again. To see the video in Full Screen, click on the Full Screen button in the Vimeo control area. Press Escape to get out of Full Screen.

I hope that you enjoyed the movie and that you will enjoy making your own postage stamp elements for your layouts. The video is a little long, but I hope that you found it worth your time to view.
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