How to create a signature or copyright mark on your photos.

Mark your images as your own.

There are many methods how to make copyright or watermark on images. Most popular way is to create action and apply it to all images at once, but sometime it is hard to make it fit nicely both vertical and horizontal  oriented images. You can find such tutorials in internet . I’ll describe the method what I use while preparing photos for blogs or forum.  The advantage of this technique is that you can put your copyright text  in a better  place for each photo. Here is a simple way to use brushes in Photoshop.

Final photo with copyright

Final photo with copyright

Step-by-Step

1. Open new file

- File -> New -> Canvas 300 x 200px

2. Set Background  and Foreground colors on the left tool panel

- Background white/Foreground black

3. Type your copyright or signature test

- Text color is black

- Choose font you like and size to fit the canvas

- For the copyright symbol, hold the Alt key and type 0169 on your keypad. Then release Alt and you will see your ©.

Type your signature text

Type your signature text

4. Crop the image

Crop the image

Crop the image

5. Turn off Your background layer

- Double click on the background layer, then press OK to release the lock

- Turn off the background layer by clicking  on  the eye for  background  layer:

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Turn off the background layer

6. Edit ->Define Brush Preset…

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Making your signature as brush

7. Name your brush

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Name your brush

8. Open the image, create new layer and select your brush

signature-copyright-select-brush

9.  Apply brush to the image wherever you want

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Apply your copyright brush

10. Decrease opacity of your signature

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Decrease opacity of your signature

The final image with copyright and signature:

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The final image with copyright

Hope this will be helpful for some of you:-)  Please let me know what do you thing, comments and advises are appreciated.

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