BUT FIRST - please be aware that you must receive permission first from the entity that holds the copyright on the stamp you are making into a digital image. Please check their Angel Policy first. This tutorial in no way endorses changing stamps to digitial images without appropriate permission.
OK, here goes.....
For this tutorial I am using GKD’s Dogwood and Butterfly set by Theresa Momber (with permission from GKD)
• I chose the oval frame from this set and stamped image
• then scanned image to my computer
• On my computer, scanned images land in my file My Documents so I have to open and save in Picasa. Here are steps… locate scanned image and highlight the file as shown below
As you can see below, I chose File then Open With and then Picasa Viewer
It will open and then go to bottom as seen below...and chose edit in Picasa (see my arrow)
Now you will be in Picasa. Using their crop tool, crop the image removing as much of the white area as possible. Your image will be huge in Picasa but you will be resizing it in Silhouette Cameo (instructions will be in tutorial to follow)
Now Save it so you can find it LOL I save by Designer. Here is my saved image...now digital !
This way its automatically saved as a jpeg….which is important when we go to the Cameo tutorial to follow
Next, let me show the steps if you chose File...Open With...Photoshop Elements ( I have PE 8)
Once you've scanned and gone to your scanned file - Chose File, Open With and then chose Photoshop Elements, give PE a chance to open on its own and then you will be in PE and it will look like this
I save by designer name but you decide that...(can always change it later) Once you enter that info, you will get the box below....see where my arrow is...just click ok (the rest of the options are for really advanced users, sorry - that's not me!)
.You can see my arrow. I kept my mouse on my file and moved it over to my GKD folder.
PHEW! hope this helps...going to start next tutorial by showing how I printed and cut this same image with the Cameo...stay tuned (-:
I truly hope this helped...