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make stamps work for your photos + free piccadilly

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DSD 2013 is just around the corner! Are you all excited about it? Well, we at Pixels and Company are! So we’ve got something up as early as today before all the hustle and bustle begins. And make sure you read on because you don’t want to miss a thing on this blog hop!

And while you’re here, I have a simple tutorial for you. Have you ever tried adding a text or a stamp or any kind of overlay to your photos to make them more scrap worthy or just – plain CUTE? If you haven’t tried it yet, maybe it’s time for you to come out of the cave and get working on it. It’s a whole lot of fun! Check out some of these photos I did.

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And they can just be printed and inserted in my Project Life album. Easy! The first 2 photos are from my Everyday Stamps & Brushes while the third is from my upcoming Grab Bag at my guest store this November. Don’t you just love them?

If this is your first time to use stamps and/or overlays on photos, follow these simple steps in Photoshop

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1. Open your file/photo

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2. Browse for the element filename – Go to File>Open

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3. The stamp and/or overlay element will automatically be added as a separate layer on top of your photo. However, the supplied colors might not match  the colors of your picture. Proceed to Step 4 to edit.

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4. Click on Adjustment Layer at the bottom of the layers panel and select Solid Color. 

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5. On you color palette, choose the color that best matches your picture. The canvass will turn into your chosen color. Right click on the Color Fill layer and select Create Clipping Mask

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And there you have it. You’re ready to add your photos in any of your projects. I hope you like this simple tutorial. Please feel free to share to your friends by clicking the Share This button below this post title.

This big event won’t be complete without having something new in the shop. And this year is my biggest ever – with 3 Grab Bags (yes, 3!) hitting my store on DSD. I’ll get more of this to you tomorrow.

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Pixels and Company started the fun a little early with a  blog hop but it doesn’t end there. We are going to have more fun games and prizes for you all.

HUGE Sale + Big Payoff + Win Your Dream Cart

First, the ENTIRE store is 35% off between October 31- November 3. Make a purchase during that time and you’ll be entered to win a Big Payoff, where we’ll reimburse you for your purchase. A new winner will be picked daily!

the Big Payoff, new winner daily

You can also win you your dream cart! Link us to your favorite products by pinning them on Pinterest — one product per designer. One lucky winner will get their entire “dream cart” order!

Win your Dream Cart | Pin one product per designer and link us up to your board

Finally, get this gorgeous collaboration for FREE! Just by following our blog hop! Each designer has a clue to get you a coupon code you can use to get this in the shop!

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Here’s my clue:

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Head over to Audrey’s blog to get your next one!  If you get lost along the way, visit the P&Co blog for the full list of designers. Happy Digital Scrapbooking Day!

RELATED READING:
Adding Text and Cropping
Adding Vintage Touch to Your Photos
Making Rounded Corners in Photoshop and PSE

 

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  1. alisha

    October 30th, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    Thank you so much for this gorgeous freebie!

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  13. Shay

    October 31st, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    Thank you so much for the helpful tips about stamps and your amazing contribution to the kit!

  14. Scrumptious

    November 1st, 2013 at 3:37 am

    Great tip, thank you!Thanks also for the gorgeous kit! Happy DSD!

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  16. eve

    November 1st, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    thank you for your part in this collab!

  17. shawnyrvr

    November 2nd, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    TYSVM for your lovely part of the DSD gift!!! 😀

  18. Ashley Brown

    November 2nd, 2013 at 11:49 pm

    Thank you for the awesome tips and the beautiful kit!! Happy DSD!

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