To properly prepare a rubber stamp image, you need photo software with the right features. Designed for web graphics, Adobe® Fireworks® is a powerful program you can download for a free 30-day trial.
How to convert a color photo to pure black and white using using Fireworks®:
Preview your new monochrome file by opening it in Fireworks®:
And there’s Digger diligently on the lookout for squirrels. You can use this image to make a custom rubber stamp by adding text or just use the artwork as is.
There are other graphic programs you can use to get similar results — just make sure they have dithering capabilities. Visit our brief tutorial on using Adobe® Photoshop® Elements. Not all photo software is created equal. If you’re not sure what we mean, check out our Microsoft® Paint example.