Creating a Watermark in Photoshop CS4 1. Open New Photoshop File: File > New
2. Copy New Photoshop File Information Exactly as Below:
3. You should see this checkered window open:
4. Select the “Horizontal Type Tool” located here:
5. Select your Font at the top of the Toolbar and start typing in the checkered window. Please note: You can also select font color at the top of toolbar.
6. You can get creative with font colors, sizes or even add a small graphic. Once you’ve completed, you can crop the checkered background so that it only includes the watermark design as seen below:
7. Save as a PSD file.
8. Once you’ve successfully saved the watermark as a .psd file, you will create a brush for your new watermark as follows: Edit > Define Brush Preset.
9. Create a name for your new watermark brush.
10. Now you can find the new watermark brush under your Brush Tool tab and use it as you would any other brush tool. You can change the colors and opacity.
11. If you want to use the original watermark with color, go to: File > Place > Select the watermark.psd file (Saved in Step #7). Adjust the size and place on your photo. Right click to permanently place on photo. See below:
And there you have it! If you want to find cool fonts, check out http://www.dafont.com. There you will be able to download find different fonts, but also find small graphics perfect for watermark use. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.themaddychronicles.com
Published on Jun 17, 2010
A step by step guide on how to create a watermark in Photoshop, as well as instructions on how to create a brush of your watermark.