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how to convert a logo into a watermark in Photoshop tutorial

Learn how to quickly turn an image into a watermark in Photoshop, protect your photos with a watermark. You make a brush from a logo and then save the brush to your library, so that its available to you every where. This 2 minute tutorial is going to be so useful, you’ll laugh.

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Convert LOGO to WATERMARK in Photoshop – 2 Steps

Hey Cafe Crew, it’s Colin Smith here from PhotoshopCAFE and today I’m going to show you how to create a reusable watermark brush that’s always right there when you need it.

All right, so let’s get started. First thing we’re going to do is create a New Document. And I’m going to create a document and I’m going to go to pixels here and let’s make it 300 by 300, and in that way, it’s a decent size, and in this way, we can scale it up or down.

Now, what you want to do is just create your graphic in here. In my case, what I’m going to do is I’m going to open up the Libraries panel and use the PhotoshopCAFE logo, so let me just drag this out and I’m just going to use my logo. Click and drag it in there, hit Enter, and I’m just going to put it about there.

All right, so what I want to do now is I want to trim that to the shape of the logo and so the quick way to trim that little area around it is just to go up under the Image Trim, click on Transparency right there, and click OK. Now, it’s going to trim it to the size of that logo.

All right, so now I’m just going to right-click on the logo, choose Rasterize Layer. I don’t necessarily have to do this, but what I want to do is I really want to just kind of emphasize the darks a little bit more, so I’m just going to hit Ctrl L for Levels and I’m going to pull it down to just kind of darken it a lot more around there, and then I’m just going to click OK.

Now, Ctrl A or Command A to select all, then we go up under here and we choose Edit to find Brush Preset, and we’re just going to call this “Watermark.”

All right, we’ve created our watermark brush. Let’s go ahead and use it. Just hit the B key for the brush and we go up and we go to the very last one that we created, that’s our watermark brush right there.

We need to create a new layer and let’s hit the X key, so we are painting with white, and we can just simply click there to apply it. Now, if we want to change the size of that, we can simply go up here, change the size. And if you want to change the color, just flip it around that way. Now, we got a black one and there we go.

Now if you want to be able to use this brush on your other computers that don’t have this brush on here, what we can do is sync it with our Creative Cloud Library, and let me show you how to do that really easily.

Now one of the things you’ll find is if you go under the Brush, you can’t actually move that. We can click and drag; see, that’s not going to go in there. You can’t drag it. So how do we get it in there?

Simple. Choose the Brush Presets and then just click it, drag it, and drop it in there. There’s our watermark and now it’s going to be available on all our computers.

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