I have created some of my artwork to be digital stamps over at Digiplayground.com. I thought I would share a quick tutorial on how you can use photoshop to color your digital stamps digitally. First you will want to open up a digital stamp in photoshop. I am using my Spring Floral, which is available at Digiplayground.com.
Go ahead and select your magic wand tool.
To select multiple areas for the same color you will want to hold the shift key. To minus, press the option key.
Now click on Layer > New Fill Layer > Solid Color on the top menu.
Press okay and you can either choose your color here, or you can go into the color pantone libraries like I did and choose your color from there.
I chose a nice pretty green for the leaves. Press OK. If you change your mind on the color later you can double click the color in the layer tool and change the color there.
Now it's time to do some shading! Right click on the new fill color layer you just created and click on blending options.
Click on Inner Glow > select Normal > adjust the opacity to 37%. I also like to choose a contrasting color here or you can change it to white. It's up to you. Have fun and play with the settings. Opacity can be adjusted to your liking. This will vary on the size of the colored area and the desired look you want. Go to elements, select softer, click center, size is 81px. This can be adjusted to your liking and it will vary to the look you want.
To add a "colored paper" texture, click on Pattern Overlay and change the following settings.
Choose Color Burn > click arrow and select Artist Surfaces then select Watercolor. You have now completed one color. Now you will repeat the steps to complete the rest of the flower.
You can see here how it's coming together.
Here's another image of all the colors created in the digital stamp. To make the layers easier to color you can copy and paste the layer style to each layer. Adjust the settings as you like.
I like to go one more step and do a color overlay over the black lines. I chose a brown here and I changed the opacity to 77%. This can be adjusted for each digital stamp. I also did the Pattern Overlay as I did with the other layers and chose the Watercolor texture under the Artist Surfaces.
And now the Spring Floral is ready to be printed, cut and added to any fun craft you have in mind. It's that simple in coloring your digital stamps digitally. Happy Crafting!