Face Stickers: DIY

Everyone—no matter their ageloves fun and unique stickers. And when the stickers are your face, that just opens up a new door of possibilities for personalizing your stuff. 

What you’ll need:
  • Pictures
  • Adobe Photoshop or any editing software/app
  • Printer
  • Sticker paper
  • Scissors
  • Scotch tape
How to do it:
Step 1:
Since I used Adobe for this project, I’ll be guiding you on how to use it to make a sticker sheet of yourself.
Start by opening a new document by pressing Ctrl+N and change the custom size to A4 size, which is what your sticker paper size should be.

Once your doc is all set, choose File, Open, and import all the photos you’ve chosen to work with.

Choose the first photo you want to use, and get rid of its lock on the layer 'Background' by double-clicking on the lock and selecting 'OK' for New Layer so that your layer Background changes to Layer 0.

While you’re at it, also open a new layer by pressing Shift+Ctrl+N. Doing this will leave you with Layer 1.

Step 2:
It’s time to cut! Check whether your Layer 0, which holds your picture, is selected, then press M to select the Marquee tool; by one left click, you will be able to access the Elliptical Marquee Tool.

Once you’ve picked your tool, you can easily play around with the areas you want to cut around the picture. For me it was my face, so I went ahead with selecting that. (If you mess up, just press Ctrl+Alt+Z to undo more than once.)

Next, in order to cut, press Ctrl+X and your selection will disappear. 

Now select your Layer 1 and press Ctrl+V to paste your selection onto the new layer.

Step 3:
Repeat all the steps for all your chosen pictures and select 'V' to move your image to adjust it on the screen. Press Ctrl+T to adjust their sizes. You can also click and drag the layers to change their order on the document.

Just make sure you keep deleting the junk and extra layers so as to avoid confusion.

Once done, your sheet should look somewhat like this.

Step 4:
Before finishing this off, all I did was made the background white by adding yet another layer and dragging it all the way down so that it would hide behind all the other layers.
I selected the color white in the paint box, pressed 'G,' selected the layer I wanted to paint in, and clicked on the pixelated area on the sheet. That's it!

Step 5:
Save your document as .jpg and it’s ready to be printed out on a sticker sheet.

Step 6 (optional):
To make your stickers waterproof and give them a glossy finish, I suggest you cover your entire sticker sheet with Scotch tape and then proceed to cut your sticker sheet into sections. 

Good luck!

By Arwa Halai

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