UPD2: Guys, I really am chuffed that so many people found this tutorial helpful. It came as a total surprise when DA gave me a Daily Deviation for it, and that it has accumulated 55K views. I am surprised and honoured.
However, I think that this tut is now terribly outdated. Hardly anyone uses ImageReady anymore. In this day and age, you can make an animated GIF directly in CS5, online - even in Powerpoint, whatever rocks your boat. If I had time, I could make a CS5 stamp tutorial or something - however, there are some awesome tutorials for that already, so why reinvent the wheel?
I haven't got time to reply to all the comments I get for this deviation, or respond to all the faves - so comments are disabled for now, sorry!
Last but not the least: this tutorial is far from perfect. I don't make stamps anymore. I am a published manga artist, I draw manga and illustrations and do workshops (and have been doing so since 2004, would you believe!). I really am somewhat disappointed that this tutorial got noticed and recognised more than any work that I put my heart and soul into.
So thank you for your interest - and please check out other art in my DA gallery, or on my website www.irinarichards.com.
Thanks! Peace and love all around ^^
UPD: If you're having problems with Step 5, this screenshot might help you: [link]
Introducing my first ever tutorial - How to Make an Animated Stamp!
In just 10 simple steps, you'll be able to create wonderful stamps for everyone to see.
if you found this tutorial helpful. Thank you!
You can also send me links to your stamps, I’d love to see what you’ve created ^_^
Stamp Template: [link]
Font: Oh Snap [link]
Picture: Against My Will [link]
The actual stamp can be found here: [link]