Challenge - Digital Challenges : absolutely chill
by Erica Hernandez
This week's technique challenge is to create a layered stamped look. Use brushes, stamps or fonts and create a layout that mimcs the look of a stamped image over multiple layers. The second image shows a close up of my stamped layers. To accomplish this look, I:
create a new layer for each stamp image.
position these layers above the top layer you want the stamp to appear on.
duplicate the layers and position the duplicates below the top layer and above the lower layer that you want the stamps to overlap onto.
for the top set of stamped images, change the mode to multiply, lower the opacity (I used 75%) and clip them to the top layer (ctrl + g) I clip them so that the shadow will appear more realistic (without the stamp covering the layer)
for the bottom set of stamped images, change the mode to multiply and leave the opacity at 100% I also like to rotate the image just a little and nudge it a bit up/down/sideways to make it look like the stamp slipped a bit.
I like to use multiply mode because it allows the pattern and texture to show through the image a bit - I think that adds to the look of the stamp.