1.12.2011

Make Your Logo into a Photoshop Brush for an Easy Watermark!

I love using brushes as a watermark, it is much easier that layering another file, and sizing it, then changing the opacity and all that.  If you have a logo, I would recommend this!  I do it for all my clients that purchase a logo.

So first thing you need to do, is make your logo into a simple black and white image (jpeg, png, whatever).  I size mine at 2500px wide, by whatever tall (that is largest you can make a brush).

Once you have your image made, open it in Photoshop, it should look something like this:



Now you are going to click on Edit > Define Brush Preset...

Now name your Brush.

Then click on your brush tool, and click on your brush palate and it should look something like this.  Mine shows 2 brushes, because the last brush I had open was another logo.  Yours will be whatever you had open last, plus your brush tagged on the end.

Now, I am going to right click and delete all the brushes, except the one that I just made.  **Don't worry, you will not loose those brushes, we are doing a type of Save As.   You can also make more brushes at this point, so that it is a set.  So if you have a symbol that you use, or a different version of your logo, make them all now, so that you can have a nice little set of brushes.

 Once you have all the Brushes that you want, click on the little Arrow with a circle around it and click on Save Brushes...

Make a name for you Brush(es) and Save it.

 I saved mine on my desktop, but I really need it in my Applications > Adobe Photoshop CS5 > Presets > Brushes Folder.  So Drag it there, or in the above step, just save it there.

Now in order to have my new brush set show up in my list of brushes, simply Quit Photoshop, and reopen.

Now click on your little arrow with the circle around it, and There it is!

Now to watermark my image, I like to drop my Opacity down just a little bit...

...and Stamp!   (That is a photograph taken my hubby by the way, isn't he good:)

10 comments:

  1. I LOVE this! I have been wondering how to do this for so long!!

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