Create with Stamps in Photoshop CC

Paint interesting patterns or place stamps on the page using the Brush Tool. Photoshop has many brush styles that allow you to be creative. Assorted brushes, DP brushes, Special Effect brushes, or M brushes are just a few options that allow you to make flowers, stars, hearts, butterflies, and more! For each brush, you can adjust the size and hardness to make the paint look exactly the way you want. Try it!

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Make Stamps with the Brush Tool.

  1. Open Adobe Photoshop CC.
  2. From the File menu, select NEW.
  3. In the New box, set the document options. Select U.S. Paper from the Preset box and CMYK from the Color Mode box.
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  5. Click the Brush Tool from the Tools panel.
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  7. Click the Brush Preset picker on the Options Bar. Brush options are displayed.
  8. Brush Styles Photoshop CC

  9. To select a brush style, click the Brush Preset picker menu (it looks like a gear). Select the Special Effect Brushes option. A dialog box appears asking if you would like to replace the current brushes with the brushes from Special Effect Brushes. Click OK.
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  11. There are many fun styles in the Special Effect Brushes. If you rest the mouse pointer over a brush style, a screen tip displays the name of the style. Select the Hypno Lines brush style from the list.
  12. Change the Size to 100 px. Change the Hardness to 100%.
  13. Special Effects Brushes Photoshop CC

    Pick a Special Effects Brush Style

  14. Select a paint color; click the Set foreground color swatch. From the Color Picker dialog box, make a selection from the color spectrum. Click OK.
  15. Click and drag the mouse to apply brush strokes OR click only once to place stamps on the page.
  16. Stamp with the Brush Tool in Photoshop CC

    Click once to make a stamp. Click and drag to create a unique pattern.

Remove Brush Strokes using the Eraser or Rectangular Marquee Tool

  • Click the Eraser Tool from the Tools panel. Select Eraser options from the Options Bar. To erase a large area from the Mode option select Block. To erase a smaller area from the Mode option, select Brush and use the Brush Preset picker to customize the style of the eraser.
  • To erase an area, click and drag the mouse over the unwanted brush strokes.


  • Select the Rectangular Marquee Tool from the Tools panel. Click and drag around the section you do not want. Press the DELETE key on the keyboard.

Do you want more ideas for using Photoshop? TechnoPhotoshop has many fun activities ideal for middle and high school students that are new to use Photoshop CC.

Christa Love

About Christa Love

Christa Love, Vice President - Christa Love has a passion for education and technology. A graduate from Brock University she has an Honors Bachelor of Arts in Child Development, Bachelor of Education in Primary and Junior divisions, and Masters of Education in the area of Curriculum Studies. Her work at TechnoKids Inc. began more than ten years ago as an instructor at a local learning center. Since that time she has operated the summer camp program, taught at the research and development center at John Knox Christian School, trained educators throughout the province on issues related to technology integration, and overseen the curriculum development of hundreds of technology projects. In recent years, Christa has become the vice president of TechnoKids Inc.