Like many necessary tasks, uploading your photos to your blog can be tedious: after a while, all that resizing, tagging, and watermarking gets old.
But there are lots of ways to make this process more efficient, and one of my favorites involves making your watermark a custom brush. Custom brushes give you more flexibility (color, size, placement, etc.), and you can watermark your images in a fraction of a second. Plus, it’s really easy:
1. Open up your logo in Photoshop and convert it to grayscale (Image > Mode > Grayscale will do the trick). Depending on what your logo looks like, you may need to do a bit of adjusting in Levels to get the contrast right. Note that anything white will be transparent.
2. Under “Edit,” click “Define Brush Preset.” Give your brush a name.
To use your new custom brush as a watermark, open up another photo, and select the brush tool. Click the drop-down menu next to your brush, and look for the one you just created. Click anywhere on the photo, and you’ve plopped down your watermark.
You can resize it, choose a color, or change the transparency, just like any of your existing brushes. Simply pick a spot and click, and voilà! Watermarked.
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