Monday, August 13, 2012

MDS Monday - Editing Stamp Images

Welcome back for MDS Monday, where I share an exciting new feature of MDS2.  Today I am focusing on twp of my favorite new features: the ability to crop and apply multiple colors to a single digital stamp.

Last week, I volunteered to make the buttons and banner for the upcoming Stampin' Addicts Holiday Catalog Blog Hop.  And I took full advantage of these two features when I made the banner for the hop that is coming up this Friday:

Colors: Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Primrose Petal. Digital Downloads: Owl Occasions Stamp Brush Set, Snow Festival Designer Series Paper, Hugs & Kisses Punch.
See all those individual parts of the stockings?  Those are just stamps that I digitally colored.  It's very easy and a little addicting. On the right side of your screen is your "Design Center." When your stamp window is open it looks like this:
I've circled the recoloring option in red. You can select that or simply double clicking on a stamp image on your project to bring up the coloring window that looks like this:

You use your mouse as the paint brush.  Just pick a color from your palette and a brush size and run it over the portion of the stamp you wish to color.  You can see here, I started with my Santa hat in Cherry Cobbler but I wanted the pom-pom to be Gum Ball green.  I used the same thing to recolor the other images as well.

Did you notice that I didn't use the full stamp of the hat on the banner?  I was trying to fit a lot of things on that banner and I needed the hat to be a little shorter. This is where the "crop" feature comes in handy.  Again on the "Design Center" stamp menu you can see this option:

When you click on it, this screen comes up:
Simply use your mouse to select the area of the stamp you want on your project.  I used this same technique to change to size of the branch.



I hope you are enjoying MDS2 as much as I am.  Don't forget, if you don't have it yet, you can download your free 30-day trial by clicking on my "shop now" button.  And don't miss the Stampin' Addicts Holiday Catalog Blog Hop this Friday through Sunday.

3 comments:

Yapha said...

Love this banner and how you made it! Thanks for the look at how to crop stamps. I haven't tried that yet.

Mickey Roberts said...

Very cool! I can't wait to get the new software and try out all the new features. BTW, the banner and buttons were adorable!

Adriana Benitez said...

h thank you for showing this. I just upgraded my MDS yesterday and haven't had a chance to play with it yet. Can't wait!