PixelNEO 's Stamp Pad is used to select and manage collections of small clip art images for use with the Stamp Tool. The Stamp Pad can be displayed by selecting the Show Stamp Pad command from the Options menu, or by clicking the button on the Option Panel when the Stamp Tool is active.

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Stamp Folder

This is the name of the current folder where the current list of stamp images are located. If you have a large number of stamps, you may wish to group these into several collections, placing each in its own folder. Because you will have to scroll through fewer images, this can make it easier to find a particular stamp. You easily can change to another stamp folder by clicking the button.

Stamp images are physically located in the following folder under your user directory:


Stamp Selector

The Stamp Selector contains a preview of the stamp images contained within the current stamp folder. If the current stamp folder contains more stamps than will fit in the Stamp Selector, a scroll bar will appear allowing you to bring additional stamp images into view.

Clicking once on an image will highlight that stamp, selecting it for use with the Stamp Tool. Once highlighted, a stamp also may be edited, renamed or deleted using the Stamp Pad's command buttons.

Command Buttons

You can use the Stamp Pad's Add button to create a new stamp image. A new 32-bit picture measuring 128x128 pixels will be opened ready for editing. (You can resize the picture if you like.) You may use any of PixelNEO's Tools to create the stamp. When your stamp is complete, select the Save command from the File menu -  a dialog box will ask you if you wish to save the stamp, and if so, under what name.

Try to keep the stamps you create relatively small in size. Large stamp images can sometimes be difficult to use especially on older, slower computers.

The Edit button allows you to make changes to existing stamps. Select the stamp image you wish to change by clicking once on its image in the Stamp Selector. Next, click on the Edit button. You may make changes to the existing image just as you did when creating a stamp using the Add button. When your changes are complete, select the Save command from the File menu.

To delete a stamp, highlight the unwanted image in the Stamp Selector, then click on the Delete button. If you accidentally delete a stamp, you may be able to restore it using the Windows Recycle Bin. See your Windows documentation for more information.

Similarly, you can rename a highlighted stamp by clicking on the Rename button. You will be asked to supply a new file name. Stamps will appear in alphabetical order in the Stamp Selector.

In addition to traditional stamp images, multi-color brushes, textures and splatters are some of the sophisticated custom tools which can be created with the Stamp Pad. A multi-color brush is an irregular area containing a combination of colors. When dragged, this can produce a rich, often impressionistic effect. Textures are large patterns containing a great deal of transparent white. When repeatedly stamped over wide area of other colors, they give a textured effect. Splatters are dots of color separated by transparent white space. When this stamp is clicked repeatedly, the effect is somewhat like that obtained from the Spray Can Tool, except that a combination of colors may be used.