Hello all, I’m happy to bring you another NBK Design Technique Challenge. This time we are going to focus on the Pattern Stamp Tool. It’s fun to be creative with your photo and use this tool to create a page. We are going to define a pattern from our photo and stamp it in a new document to use it in our layout! I believe the use is pretty much the same for PSE! Important note* I made this tutorial a few months ago! The impressionist box needs to be unchecked as PS CC has been updated with the October 2019 changes and now there is an impressionist brush attached to the pattern stamp tool! Let us start by picking a wonderful photo for this! I think a sharp photo that hasn’t much clutter,or things going on in the background would be best. If your photo isn’t sharp or hasn’t much contrast you can enhance your photo a little with the Levels or Curves Adjustment Layers. Here you can see how I prepared my photo. I also turned it into Black and White. If you want your multiple stamps that the pattern creates not to big, you have to resize your photo to around 400 by 200 px. Then go to Edit -Define Pattern. You see a box pop up where you can give your pattern a name and then click OK! Now in your new scrapbook document, you can make a stamp of your pattern on a new layer! (This new layer is important because it will make it easy to make creative use of your stamps later) You can find the Pattern Stamp Tool under the Clone Stamp Tool in the Tools Panel. (In PSE you have to look at the bottom I believe) Now all you have to do is choose your brush and your color and select the pattern you just made! Stamp away. You can adjust things to taste. You have more options with the brushes and opacity. Here is my stamp! And now take your page tot he next level! Be creative! Use (different) colors on your stamps or different photo treatments even a mask can do a great job! I’m so curious where you come up with! Here is my final page: You see I experimented with some different brushes, and their opacity. I placed some Artsy bits and Magic Lights and played with the Blending Modes. It is really fun to let your stamps lead you the way for inspiration and see where it will bring you! Delightful Collection And here is some inspiration from our CT: By Jane By Trish RULES Make a layout using the Pattern Stamp Tool This challenge runs from Oct 29 to Nov 11 One lucky scrapper will be randomly chosen to win a $5 coupon to the NBK Design store. You must use 100% of NBK Design Products. You may use a template from a designer at The Lily Pad. Post your layout here and in the NBK Design Gallery and link your layout. Have fun!