To properly prepare a rubber stamp image, you need photo software with the right features. Available at most retail computer stores, Adobe® Photoshop® Elements is a popular and affordable program you can download for a free 30-day trial.
How to convert a color photo to pure black and white using Photoshop® Elements:
Here is the result:
Now there’s Digger in all his glory looking for trouble as usual. Use “Save As…” and save this image with a different name so you don’t overwite the original photo. We accept .jpg, .gif, .bmp or .png formats. You can upload this image to make a custom rubber stamp by adding text or just use the artwork as is. You’re the artist… just remember to keep it pure black & white!
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® Fireworks®. Not all photo software is able to convert images like this. If you’re not sure what we mean, check out our Microsoft® Paint example.