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Make a Custom Watermark Brush in Photoshop

make custom watermark brush in photoshop

With pinterest getting so popular these days, it is more important than ever to protect our photos. A good way to do that is to watermark your pictures. My favorite way of watermarking is by making a brush in photoshop. It’s pretty easy. Let me show you how.

Start by opening a new project.

Now it’s time to get creative. Design your watermark. You can use whatever fonts you like. Add logos or icons if you want. Don’t worry about color at this stage. Simple is better. I like to put my url on my photos. If I just put Measured by the Heart on my pics they might not know that they can add .com and find me. You can do whatever you want.

After you have your brush designed, you need to use the rectangular marquee tool and put a square around the entire watermark. Then go to edit…Define brush preset. A box will pop up that looks like this.

Click ok. Now your watermark is a brush. Go to your brush window to select it and you can stamp it on your photos. You may have to scroll around to find it if you have a lot of brushes. You can do anything with it that you can do with a regular brush. Here are some examples.

Making a watermark brush is an easy way to stamp your watermark on your photos. When stamping your pics, try to put your watermark in a spot that does distract from the photo. Remember the point is to have beautiful clear photos, not to show off your logo.

Connie can also be found on her blog Measuredbytheheart, facebook, twitter, pinterest and google plus. She loves meeting new people and hopes you will stop by.

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5 Responses to “Make a Custom Watermark Brush in Photoshop”

  1. YAY! I had no idea! I’ve just been using the most basic features… I just created a custom brush for my blog name… you’ve saved me a TON of time on future pictures!! THANK YOU!!

  2. Great post! I really need to start watermarking ALL of my photos. Sometimes when I’m in a hurry, I don’t watermark, and other times I do. I know that there is programs out there where you can watermark multiple pictures at once, which is what I will probably go with instead of buying Photoshop. I think it’s called Visual Watermark?

  3. Stephanie says:

    Hi, for some reason its not letting me make mine a watermark.. I have done it before and it worked fine but this time it wont. What am I doing wrong??

  4. Stacey says:

    Thanks for a great tute! I’m not getting the option to define the brush preset either. The only option is to define pattern. I have made several watermarks in the past but this seems to happen from time to time & I cannot seem to find the correlation. Any guidance would be very helpful. Thanks so much!

  5. Stacey says:

    Did some more research & discovered it was because my selection was bigger than the allowed brush size (2500) Such a simple solution to a problem that was getting the better of me. Thanks for tutorials like this to get us all started. Great info. here!

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