Saturday, February 27, 2016

Creating Watermark using Brush Tool

One of the way to protect our pictures being used by other people without permission is by using Watermark on that picture. Many apps could create this Watermark. But for now we are going to create it using Photoshop. Beside the easiness, we could also use it as a master file so we don;t have to create it repeatedly. These are the steps.
  • First prepare a new working canvas by clicking File>New or press Ctrl+N. Put Width: 800 pixels and Height: 600 pixels. Color Mode: RGB Color 8 bit. Background Contents: White. Then press OK.
  • Press D to reset  Foreground and Background colour to become Black and White.
Membuat Watermark dengan Brush di Photoshop
  • Choose Horizontal Type Tool in Toolbox. Klik on the working canvas and write down some text for example: watermark.com. After that choose Move Tool in Toolbox or press V.
Membuat Watermark dengan Brush di Photoshop
  • In Menu Bar, click Window>Character to show up the Character pallete. Fill in the settings as you needed. Example, fonts used were: Arial Rounded MT Bold, size: 100 pt and color: abu-abu muda (code #e6e6e6).
Membuat Watermark dengan Brush di Photoshop

  • In Layers Pallete click Add a Layer Style and choose Drop Shadow.
Membuat Watermark dengan Brush di Photoshop

  • In the dialogue box of Drop Shadow create a configuration for Blend Mode: Multiply, Opacity: 45%, Angle: 90 derajat, Distance: 0 px, Spread: 20%, Size: 10 px. Then click OK.
Membuat Watermark dengan Brush di Photoshop
  • In the color box in Character pallete, Change it to white.
Membuat Watermark dengan Brush di Photoshop
  • The result would be like the picture below.
Membuat Watermark dengan Brush di Photoshop

  • In Layer pallete, click Background Layer then delete it by clicking the trash bin icon (Delete Layer). When confirmation dialog box appear, click Yes.
Membuat Watermark dengan Brush di Photoshop 
  • Now we are going to change the text"watermark.com" becoming a  Brush, In Menu Bar,  click Edit>Define Brush Preset. In Brush Name dialog box, put in Name: Watermark. Click OK
Membuat Watermark dengan Brush di Photoshop
  • Close the working canvas by pressing Ctrl+W.
  • If you want to use a logo or picture as a watermark the step will be much simpler, which is open the file that you want to use, then click Edit>Define Brush Preset, and rename it.
  • Later on your watermark could be used as this PedasTV logo(Check the channel on youtube.com/pedastv) 


The making of master Brush Watermark have finished. That Brush is now automatically saved in your Photoshop directory and you don't need to create the water mark every time. The next step is putting the Watermark into a file.
  • Open a file.
Membuat Watermark dengan Brush di Photoshop
  • Create new layer by clicking Create a New Layer in Layers pallete.
Membuat Watermark dengan Brush di Photoshop
  • Press D then X to adjust the Foreground and Background colour becoming Black and White.
Membuat Watermark dengan Brush di Photoshop
  • Click on Brush Tool in Toolbox. In Property Bar adjust Opacity and Flow to 100%.
Membuat Watermark dengan Brush di Photoshop
  • Right click the Brush Tool right in the picture area to show Brush dialogue box. Set the Size let's say 500 px or adjust to your need. Slide the slider down and double click on Brush Watermark that we just made.
Membuat Watermark dengan Brush di Photoshop
  • Click Brush Watermark in picture area then press V to choose Move Tool. Slide and set the position of the Watermark to your need. Press Ctrl+T if you want to adjust the size of the Watermark. Press Ctrl+E to merge Layer 1 with Layer Background. The result will look like the picture below.
Membuat Watermark dengan Brush di Photoshop
Source: parkahpurnama


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