How to create a watermark brush

A few months ago I was playing around in Photoshop Elements and finally figured out how to make a watermark brush.

First let me say that I do not know as much as I’d like to know about Photoshop, Photoshop Elements and Lightroom; however, I have all of them.  Call me crazy.

Here’s a tutorial for you if you’d like to create a watermark brush for your images. The fact that I’m posting a tutorial for Photoshop Elements is in itself… comical, but if you like confusing entertainment, then proceed in reading this post.

I am using Photoshop Elements 8.

First, open Photoshop Elements Editor.  Go to File/New/Blank File or Ctrl +N.

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You will get a screen that looks like this.

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Name your file and make sure your background content is set to transparent.  I used this pixel size, but really you can use any size because you will be adjusting the size to fit your needs.

Now click your horizontal type tool.

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Click onto your image and you will see a dot.  If you click Alt on your keyboard and while holding down the Alt key type in 0169 on your keyboard keypad.  This will create the copyright mark ©.

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Next, select your font and font color and type in what you want your brush to say.

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Save your file.

Now, to make a brush, go to Edit/Define Brush/ and rename your brush to say copyright, or watermark.

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Now, open an image that you would like to watermark.

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Select the brush tool (note, you are under the Create tab to the right of your screen).

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Then select your brush you just made.  You can change the color of your brush and adjust the opacity to whatever you like.

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Give your image a stamp with your newly created brush.

I like to save my files in the psd format and then again in the jpg format so that I have both.

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And, since this is my first tutorial, please don’t hate me if I’ve just confused you.  Eat some chocolate and you will feel better.

Good Luck!

Yard work, Frogs, and Photoshop Brushes

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It’s a busy week over here with my punks.  It’s the last week of school, and they are so ready for summer.  As I’m headed out the door to my youngest punks awards, I had to share this picture of my oldest.  He was mowing and found 2 frogs in our yard.  He’s 14, and watching him run around the yard to catch them I was time warped back 10 years ago.  Where is the time going? (*insert panic attack*)

In other news, I have learned how to create a brush in Photoshop… with my very limited, elementary Photoshopping skills… and I’m really proud of myself…

Now, out the door I go… and I cannot believe that after today, these punks are now in Jr. High and High School.

What in the world???  This just seems crazy to me!