Hello and Welcome To Eureka Stamps.
I am Sara, today I have a tutorial for you on how to
digitally color your Digital Stamps.
I am using PSE10.
(This should also work for versions below. However, if you are
using version 11 the tools are all there just in different places in the program window.)
If you love digital stamps and do not have photoshop now is the time to pick up version 10, you can find it at closeout prices since version 11 is now on the market.
I will show you how I digitally colored
the Bear With A Heart and used him on a card for today's tutorial.
You can also pick up a freebie download I have prepared for you with this link:
**The digital stamps used are not included in this kit you
can pick them up
with the provided links:
Kit does include:
1 embossed heart paper
5 digi pattern papers
1 Flourished Adventure Map psd file
all digital papers are 300dpi 12" by 12" jpg files
Please pick up the kit and digital stamps so you can try this fun technique.
Are you ready for a New Adventure?
You can click on any image below and it will take you to the full size image for better viewing.
If your image is a png you can skip this next step because a png
already has a transparent background.
(I note a little blip of red on his finger, grab a small eraser when this happens and remove the color that is outside the digital stamp line.)
Your adjustment layer is the half moon shape at the bottom of your layers panel
I am going to take a minute here to explain the Layers section a bit more for those who are not familiar with the program.
After I duplicated my original image and had completed the placement into the program I went ahead and duplicated the bear with a heart layer twice,
this created three layers of the bear in the layers panel.
(the layer quantity I create depends on the complexity of the digi stamp or, how many different colors or effects I think I may use. Each color or DP goes on a different layer.
I do on occasion break this rule of layers just depends on what I am doing, when you get used to the program you will develop your own habits.
For in Photoshop there are multiple ways of obtaining the same outcome.
Now the adjustment layer (after you click the half moon automatically opens onto a new layer).
Compare the screen shot from above to the one directly below.
See how the adjustment layer became the first layer?
Then note how I moved the adjustment layer position in the layers panel.
Now we can move forward with the removal of the excess adjustment layer.
Again the DP when placed creates its own layer in the layers panel
just like I explained with the adjustment layer.
Because I colored the heart on its own layer I was now able to attach the dp to the heart layer,
when you work like this you do not need to use the eraser because the paper automatically
snaps into the colored heart position.
I run a Mac to attach layers you move the mouse cursor to the black line between your dp layer and the colored heart layer.
Next hit the
Option key on your keyboard, this will change your cursor into a double circle
the top circle appears black.
After this shows up you know you are in the right place so click your mouse one time.
Now the dp layer is offset and shows a down arrow pointing to the bear with the colored red heart.
This means you have successfully attached your layers.
In this screen shot you see how I now have merged all the layers into one,
I decided to paint the paws and small heart on this layer.
To merge layers in photoshop
move your cursor up to the very top of the program screen
click on Layer
Move down to the options
choose merge visible, now only one layer will appear in the layers panel as shown in
the screen shot below.
Here is my finished Bear With A Heart...
Now I will show you how I used this colored digi to make a hybrid card...
In the free download you will receive a psd file called
Flourished Adventure Map
Open this in PSE
Now you have completed your card front.
Print it off onto card stock or I like to use a glossy photo paper.
Cut your mat layer
4 1/8" by 5 3/8"
Cut your card base
4 1/4" by 11"
Score Card base at 5 1/2"
Fold your card base on the score line.
Attach your mat layer.
Attach your printed card front.
I stopped there with my creation however, you can continue to embellish as you wish.
I had fun working with this little guy, hope you have enjoyed as well.
Any questions you may have contact me at
and I will try to answer them for you.
Don't forget to go pick up the digi stamps at the