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Create a Christmas Rubber Stamp in Photoshop
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In this tutorial I will use one of my premium Photoshop action files to create a customized Christmas rubber stamp. You can use of course any image you want for the stamp, so you can use it to create personalized rubber stamps for all kinds of occasions. I will explain you how to use the original action to obtain great looking results. You can use this along with my postage stamp creator to get even more creative.


In this quick Photoshop tutorial I will show you how to customize this premium action to create vintage rubber stamps in Photoshop. And because the winter holidays are coming I will create a vintage Christmas rubber stamp, so let's start.

So first you have to download the stamp creator, that contains 3 easy to customize Photoshop actions for creating rubber stamps. Go to Window>Actions menu and load the Photoshop action; you will also have to load all the other files that are in the pack for the action to work properly.

Pick one of the three actions available and click Play button. A new PSD file will be created by the action, containing stamp template. At one point the action stops asking you to place your image inside the file(it can be a photo, text, vector shape, etc). All you have to do is to place it in the middle of the stamp.

So pick any image you like, I will choose this vintage xmas postcard but you can use any image you want. Copy and paste into the PSD file. Make a round selection and position the image in the center of the rubber stamp. Resume Play!

You will now have a ready to use rubber stamp that you can customize as you wish. So I will explain how you can edit and customize the stamp template to create beautiful rubber stamp for any occasion.

As you can see the stamp has a Hue/Saturation adjustment that gives the stamp color effect. You can change the Hue or Saturation levels to obtain different color tones or you can hide the adjustment, That way you will have a classic black rubber stamp.

So let's see how we can customize this and create a multi color rubber stamp. First you have to hide the Hue/Saturation adjustment. Second open the stamp smart object layer by double clicking on its thumbnail.

You can see inside a number of editable layers. First modify the Text layer by adding your own text message. You can use any color you want for the text. Also you can edit the Circle Layers by changing the Stroke size and/or color. I modified the color of the Circle 2 layer, making it green.

Another customization that you can make is replacing the Shape Layer that now contains star shapes with any Christmas shape you want. I added some snowflake vector shapes.

Now I want to colorize the center image. For that you have to open the Image smart object and simply hide the Stamp filter. Save the smart object and close it to see the result.

Now your colored stamp should look something like this.

For the final touches I have used this desaturated old paper texture as background. I also changed the blend mode of the stamp object to Multiply. And above all the layers I have added a new old paper texture with Multiply blend mode. If you want to reduce the color saturation of the stamp you can add a Vibrance adjustment layer and play with the Vibrance and Saturation Settings. So here is the final result for our customized multi color Christmas rubber stamp.

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12 comment(s) for "Create a Christmas Rubber Stamp in Photoshop"

8:17 AM Saturday, December 07, 2013
Hi Clara, the font that I have used is Intro Inline. Intro is a free font and you can download it from here: reply
9:28 AM Tuesday, December 10, 2013
I have decided to use this Christmas rubber stamp to make a Santa Claus letter.
The stock images used are:
- Envelope letter:
- Old paper:
- Christmas PNG stock: reply
1:30 AM Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Great result, I like it ...I have only one question, what font type did you used? I would like to use the same for my stamp creation reply
1:30 AM Tuesday, December 23, 2014
This Santa letter looks really awesome, I will try it for Christmas! thank you reply
1:30 AM Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop tutorial: Create a Santa Claus letter with vector envelope icon. reply
1:49 AM Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Once I have saved the stamp, how do I insert it into a new photo? reply
2:01 AM Tuesday, December 23, 2014
You save the stamp image as PNG file with transparent background. You open a new PSD file with an envelope for example. Drag and drop the stamp.png image in the PSD file. Set the blend mode to Darken or Multiply and that is all. reply
3:15 AM Tuesday, December 08, 2015
I loaded your Rubber Stamp actions and they are very cool; however, the two of the actions stop when they get to brush selection. Action Rubber Stamp 2 stops because it can't find a brush called "stamp brush 1" and Rubber Stamp 3 stops when it can't find "stamp brush 2". Can you tell me where I can down load the brush sets that contain these two brush styles? reply
3:17 AM Tuesday, December 08, 2015
Write on our GR profile page to check if you are one of the buyers of this item. reply
11:22 AM Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Good tutorial for creating rubber stamps in Photoshop. Very useful tool and the result looks quite good :) reply
Suzi Owen
Suzi Owen
4:47 AM Thursday, January 04, 2018
Does this tutorial and creation work in Photoshop Elements 2018? reply
4:52 AM Thursday, January 04, 2018
To create this rubber stamp you need to download the Photoshop action that works with Photoshop CS and CC.
So it doesn't work with Photoshop Elements.

But you can try this tutorial that will teach you how to create a rubber stamp from scratch: reply

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