How To Make A Custom Watermark

It can be a little unsettling when you find your photos on a website that you didn’t approve. The best way to protect yourself and your images is to put a watermark on them. It may not keep all people from ‘stealing’, but at least you have marked your photos with your name, logo, or website address so they can’t steal credit.
Here is a simple step by step tutorial on how to make a brush in Photoshop
 so you too can watermark your images.
First open a new file.
For this example I chose a simple 200 x 200 square.
 Next your going to want to choose your watermark image.
This can be as simple as your name, an image or a combo of both.
For my example I simply chose my site’s name.

Once you are satisfied with your design, you can make the brush. Simply go to:
‘Define Brush Preset’

Once named,  open an image you want to watermark and go to the brush menu
Your new watermark brush will be listed the bottom.

Now you can watermark away!
Make it as large, or as bold as you like by adjusting opacity and color.
I like to add my watermark on a new layer to make the adjustment process a little easier.
In less then a few minutes you have a customized watermark image.


  1. Carolyn says

    I’m fairly new to PSE and would like to try out a couple of your tutorials. Wondering if your tutorials will work in PSE?

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