As a friend asked me to create a business card for here she wanted a stamp-like (German: Stempel) effect for her logo.
By applying the following technique I got this result.
This is how I did it:
- Create your Rounded Rectangle (15px radius)
- By entering the layer's Blending Options, change the Stroke size, e.g. 8, its Position, e.g. Inside and its Color to a one being typical for stamps, e.g. #8995C3
- Then, change the layer's Fill Opacity (interior opacity) to 0% so that you only see the border (Stroke) you just added
- Now the magic happens: Set the layer's Blending Mode to Dissolve and change the layer's Master Opacity to let's say 70%
Your stamp's frame is done!
If you want, you can add some text in it and apply the same Dissolve technique. To be more legibile you should use a higher Master Opacity, e.g. 90%.
Do you use different techniques? I would love to hear them. Tell me in the comments, please.