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Tutorial: Create a simple Grunge-Stamp!

Written by , translated by HostedDinner · Created on Dec 16, 2009, last updated over 13 years ago CC BY-NC License
Create a simple Grunge-Stamp!


This Tuturial shows you how to make a simple stemp, with a Grunge Effect.

Tutorial details

  1. 1

    - Create a new picture (e.g. 650×650).
    - Choose a color for the stamp text, I have used a red one: #dd0000.
    - Now write a text using the text-tool

  2. 2

    Now we make the text look better by adding a border to it

    - Therefore add a new layer and activate it
    - Choose the Selection-Tool and drag a border. The distance to each side shoud be approximately the same to look asthetically.
    - Select / Border… (5px depending how thick the border shoud be)
    - Edit / Fill with FG Color
    - Select / None

    It should look like this:

  3. 3

    In this step we rotate the picture

    - right click the layer and choose “Merge down”
    - Choose the Rotate Tool and rotate the picture to a desired position

  4. 4

    Now we’re coming to the Grunge-Effect:

    - Layer / Mask / Add Layer Mask (White)
    - Choose Paintbrush (Brushtyp Confetti)
    - Reset the color to black (use D on your keyboard)
    - Paint at will on the Layer mask (Black becomes transparent, so it looks white)

  5. 5

    Second part of the noise:

    - Choose Ink Tool

    • Opacity: 70-80%
    • Size: 6
    • Typ: rhombus
    • Shape: thin, so you have to drag the pointer a little bit down
      - Paint again at will (sometimes a little bit faster and slower)
      - Opacity could be change for some strokes to 80-90%, so there is some variety in it

    We’re done! I hope you like your newly created stamp ;)


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almost 3 years ago

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almost 6 years ago

Thank you very much. You made my life easier.

almost 6 years ago

Thanks a lot, just in 3 minutes with your GIMP tuto I got my electronic "PAID" stamp.

about 7 years ago

Thank you! Your lesson is the best!

about 11 years ago

First I want to say I love GIMP! Great software! I have been using it for years and will never go back to photoshop. visit some of my world here

over 11 years ago

don't bother your self i found a soulution :p

over 11 years ago

thx for the great Tuto
am suks with " paint at well"
can recomnd a brush that can a that cool effect for me cuz i can't while using "paint at well "
thanx again :D

over 13 years ago

Thx for teaching me. defiantly a must try! It looks so reals and it is easy to do.

GIMP Tuts rated this topic with 5/5
almost 14 years ago

amazing tut my friend its really good uploaded some of the ones i created to DeviantART :3

Tommy rated this topic with 4/5
about 14 years ago

Thanks for this article.

Ray rated this topic with 5/5
about 14 years ago

I have always wondered how to do this. (Never could find how to though, lol.) Thank you for your work :D!

wilson member for about 15 years wilson 2 comments rated this topic with 4/5
about 14 years ago

Looks real. This one is a must try.

Thank you for the nice tutorial :)

over 14 years ago

Wow really nice, I tried a similar effect before with GIMP, but this one is much better!

aclim member for over 14 years aclim 2 comments
over 14 years ago

It look real stamp...