I recently launched a new Instagram account and one of my followers tipped me off to an easy way to use digital stamps on your phone without needing to access Photoshop in any way, shape or form. Whaaat? What is this sorcery?
Enter the LetterGlow app*. This app lets you import PNG files to use as overlays on your images. All you need to do is set up a DropBox account (they’re free), upload your digital stamps (the PNG files) and you’re ready to roll!
I recorded a short little tutorial showing you how it works.
Of course, you can also size your stamps up or down once you place them. I just left mine as is for the tutorial.
There are so many great digital stamps out there. For example, if you’re a big fan of Ali Edwards, you can use her stamps with zero Photoshop.
Have fun playing with this approach. I know I will be using more of my digital stamps for Instagram sharing going forward.
If you use any of my digital stamps on Instagram, please tag me (@czdesigndigitals). I’d love to see what you’re creating.
Of course, you can also use this method to add stamps to photos you intend to print, as well. You can create an image using LetterGlow, open it in the Project Life app (or any other app that lets you order prints directly from your phone), then order a traditional photo print.
So many possibilities indeed!
Note: if you import any of my digital stamps using LetterGlow and they do not come in as white graphics, email me directly and I’ll replace your files. I found a tiny glitch in some of my stamp sets!
*Extra note: LetterGlow is designed to work with iPhones but there are other apps that will let you do this for Android. One of them is PicsArt, but I can’t figure out how to change the colors of the PNGs in that app. If you have one to share, please post it in the comments below. I’ve also been told you can use Phonto to do this as well.