NBK Designs Technique Challenge-29 Oct to 11 Nov ** WINNER ANNOUNCED**

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  1. Margje

    Margje Active Member

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    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.


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    Then go to Edit -Define Pattern. You see a box pop up where you can give your pattern a name and then click OK!


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    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)


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    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!


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    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!


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    Delightful Collection


    And here is some inspiration from our CT:

    By Jane

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    By Trish

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    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!
     
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  2. Angela Toucan

    Angela Toucan Well-Known Member

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    what a fun technique to try, thank you.
     
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  3. cfile

    cfile My bags are packed for Platform 9 3/4

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  4. SharLamb

    SharLamb Well-Known Member

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    It wasn't working for me until I made sure the "Impressionist" box was unchecked. You might want to add that to the instruction.
     
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  5. cfile

    cfile My bags are packed for Platform 9 3/4

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    I had the same issue Sharron.. I am thinking it was written prior to the updates.. It is a cool feature though.

    I never played with the Pattern Stamp tool before so thank you @Margje :) Margje as Sharron noted, 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 :)

    Thank you for a cool technique!!
     
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  6. Margje

    Margje Active Member

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    Fantastic! Love the result and your beautiful designed page! I posted a note in the Challenge about the "Impressionist" box
     
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  7. Margje

    Margje Active Member

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    Thanks! I made a note in the Challenge about this!
     
  8. SharLamb

    SharLamb Well-Known Member

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    This was such a fun...fast...easy (everything is easy when you know how to do it!) tutorial. I love the outcome. Thank you for the challenge and the tut!
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  9. Cherylndesigns

    Cherylndesigns It's a great day to have a great day!

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    This is so cool! I'll be trying this later on.
     
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    Thanks for this most exciting challenge, Marianne. I loved it!! Here's my page, made with NBK Design's Eclectic collection.

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  11. SharLamb

    SharLamb Well-Known Member

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    I'm back already! Perfect technique for a birthday card for my DD's 40th tomorrow. Thank you for the tutorial and challenge.
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  12. marijke

    marijke Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for the challenge and tutorial

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  13. Margje

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    Awesome page Sharon! You went very creative with it!
     
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  14. Margje

    Margje Active Member

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    Looking forward to your page!
     
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  15. Margje

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    Fantastic page Anne! love all the elephants and then the accent on the colored one!
     
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    Hello again! This is absolutly gorgeous Sharon! I love your beautiful background with this beautiful framed photo!
     
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  17. Margje

    Margje Active Member

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    So lovely Marijke! love the horizontal design with your stamps! Beautiful page!
     
  18. wvsandy

    wvsandy I love ALL parts of the baby! No, really!

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    I tried to use this technique but couldn't find my pattern from the clone tool. :banghead
    I used it as a brush and clipped it a mask instead.
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  19. SharLamb

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    You had to know this was coming! I had such fun with it. It takes a lot, these days, to inspire me to scrap heritage photos. This was a blast. hmmmm...I haven't come far in 71 years! Now I drive a golf cart with that look on my face!
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  20. Cherylndesigns

    Cherylndesigns It's a great day to have a great day!

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    Thank you so much for these awesome new (to me) techniques that you are sharing with us!! Here's my layout, using a picture of my granddaughter, Ava.

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