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Ugly Stamps Stamp by TheKingofTheBeavers Ugly Stamps Stamp by TheKingofTheBeavers
Ok. There is absolutely NO reason in the world why I should be getting hundreds of really ugly stamps in my inbox every day. Not having photoshop is NO excuse. Get Gimp. If not gimp, there are websites online that would function JUST FINE for making a stamp. Hell, you can edit templates pretty nicely in paint if you know what you're doing.

WHY THE HECK ARE THERE SO MANY EYEBLINDING, HYPERCOMPRESSED, SQUISHED LOOKING STAMPS ON DA? And what's with all of these giant stamps? Or these ones with white background and misaligned text?

Learn how to make stamps, or don't make them.

PROTIP: If the stamp is not animated, save it as a transparent PNG. And never hypercompress.
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:icongriffonmender:
Griffonmender Featured By Owner May 29, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Honestly, I think getting the point across is FAR more important than aesthetics.

After all, what good is a pretty stamp if you can't even read it? ^^;
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SonamyPrincess Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015
There's nothing wrong with big stamps though. 
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Marshmallow-Bunnii Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014   Writer
Exactly :L
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BewitchingBard Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes x'D It is
But I agree
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Neetapeeta Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Student General Artist
we can only learn how to make good stamps through failure and ugly looking ones
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AnnaKlava Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ugh. YES. Blue background with Red text, green background with red text. NOOO. And all in MS paint. -_-; The color wheel in MS paint is NOT limited to the preset color pallete you get. People who make badly coordinated stamps don't know much about color placement or anything. They really need to look at other successful stamps as a ref. Or look up color tutorials at least.
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dracotheferret Featured By Owner May 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I make failstamps. Eh. It gets the point across, though I wish I could learn to make them better instead of loooking halfassed and fuzzy.
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x-Short-Hilt-x Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dark blue background with black text. GHASTLY!

And yes, the hyper compressed ones are...how do they happen?! D8< You're right. Not that hard. :/
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Aroihkin Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011   Digital Artist
:iconclapplz:

My most +faved deviation is a stamp... that I made in MS Paint. Case in point.

Not having photoderp isn't an excuse for unreadable and incoherent shit flooding everyone's group watches.
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TheKingofTheBeavers Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011
Here here! That stamp is lovely!
I wish more people would put that kind of effort into their stamps.
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IcyPheonix Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Student General Artist
When you can't find any decent guide on how to make them, yes.
The part I struggle with is the font, how do you get the black outline around the letters? I cannot figure it out for the life of me, and none of the guide I find ever say how. That, and I can never find a font that looks decent on the stamp either.
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iNCiDENTAL-RESiN Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
:iconthisplz:
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:iconhello-there-again1:
hello-there-again1 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
YES. I'm hardly a pro, but I'm pretty sure if I attempted to make a stamp I would at least center the text..
Something.
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ayame18 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I don't like being mean about it, but I agree definitely. If you can't make a stamp, use a template like a lot of people do.
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lollirotfest Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I facepalm everyday at the stamps page.
:iconfacepalmplz:

You don't even require Gimp or (EX: PhotoScape, Giffy) free downloadables. I have seen magnificent work come out of Paint or simple programing in stamps too. It's just the pure fact that people do not seem to want to put any damn effort in at all. I don't get what must be going through people's minds when they upload these superfail"stamps" that are but nothing, a borderless block of white or bright color with bad font text. Or it might be good stock template ruined by tacky text that is not matched properly and it is saved in JP(E)G or not made transparent. What the hell? I mean...I don't even... :disbelief: Who would use them?
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Decalburg Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:nod: I know. I try my best at mking stamps with Paint...then I hate those templates ruined by text or something/
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JPdude612 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I make simple ones :3
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AwesomeLurker Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
THIS

I mean damn, I only have Paint but my stamps aren't eye rapingly bad.:\
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KateLindermann Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
YES.
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KateLindermann Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
As in, I agree.
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anguspie Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I'm just crap at wording them, so they end up spilling out over a hundred frames.
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