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{Tutorial} How to Make a Watermark ~ Photoshop Brush

and another 'dream' textured lake photo.

boat family - mouse over to see the before

Wanna make a quick and easy watermark stamp for your photos?

I put together an easy-peasy video..... walking you thru the steps in Photoshop Elements. (the same steps apply in Photoshop CS) 

I had an older video in the tutorial section, but I thought it was time for an update. 

I hope this will inspire you to make your very own watermark brush.

And, why stop there?  

You can use the same process to make an endless supply of photoshop brushes/stamps.  The skies the limit really. 

Can you imagine the possiblities?


dream brushes available in the Test Kitchen

If you have any questions, feel free to post below in the comments. I will be sure to post a reply. 





font used in video: Pea Noodle Girlfriends ~ merci.

disclaimer: my voice isn't quite so nasaly most days... haha. I had my mouth pressed right up to the mic to block out the sound of the A/C. :)  It was too hot to turn it off!  


Wanna learn so much more about photoshop and textures? Check out The Essentials eCourse details here.


Pop over to The Photoshop Test Kitchen and start learning right away.

Reader Comments (21)

Can't wait for the essentials ecourse to start, you have so much knowledge to share, thank you so much for sharing .
July 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNadege
Thanks for the great video tutorial, Kim! :)
We have been trying to make a watermark for a while, but we haven't found the right one yet.
That lake photo is gorgeous and Roxie is simply adorable! :D
Have a lovely day!
July 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKia & Zeno
Your photos are beautiful, as always.. Thanks so much for the tutorial!
July 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNeringa
Kim, thanks for that tutorial! And the puppy, so cute!!!
July 28, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermissing moments
Can I say Yippy Skippy?!? :0) Can't wait to watch this tutorial! THANKS!!
July 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBecky
You are such a generous soul!
July 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKate D
Thanks for the watermark tutorial, you are such a great help to us newbies.

July 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSylvia
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! i have wanted to do this for so long and had no idea how! YOU are the best!!!! :D
July 28, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersusan ogden
It was good to hear your voice again. After 2 weeks of the Skinny Mini eCourse, I got to looking forward to your great tutorials! Thanks for the instructions on the watermark.
July 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJoy
Thanks Kim, I have been typing my name one each photo up until now !!! . . . . . .
July 28, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterteresa
Thanks so much for this, Kim! I've been meaning to figure this out for awhile, and now just finished making my watermark brush - finally! You rock! :D
July 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChristina
thanks, Kim! very helpful!!
July 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMary
Thank you so much for taking the time to share. Appreciated and learned a new tip with the addition of an embellishment to the letter i Happy Friday..
July 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPeabea
Since finishing the "Art of Texture" course I have missed hearing your voice, so it was really nice to hear you again with this tutorial. I learnt so much from your teaching and still it continues. Thankyou.
July 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnn
I think I'm in love
July 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLori
Thank you so much for this tutorial. What useful information. Your videos are always so informative, easy to understand and always useful. Thanks again.
July 31, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjanel
I LOVE IT!!! Thanks so much! Question, where would the Brushes folder be if it hasn't been moved? When I went to save it in the Preset Manager it went to a folder that isn't Brushes and I don't know where to find it...???

August 1, 2011 | Unregistered Commenternancy
the brush folder is a little hidden....and it depends on which operating system and which version of ps you are using.

I go more in depth in the Test Kitchen....
but you can also save your brushes in a folder you create on your desktop or within your documents. Just make a brush folder.

here's the basic map to finding the brush folder:
on a PC - Program Files>Adobe>Photoshop Elements #>Presets>Brushes
on a mac - User>{username}>Library>Application Support>Adobe>Adobe Photoshop #>Presets>Brushes

hope this helps...xxo, kim
August 1, 2011 | Registered CommenterKim Klassen
Ciao Kim, happy August! :)
Thanks again, we did it a go for today's entry.
Hugs and sweet dreams!
August 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKia and Zeno
Hi Kim, I'm a total PSE newbie and am very grateful that my sister Sherry Galey told me about you!

I'm with you until 2:40 on the video. I don't seem to have a brush tool where I see yours. I only have "smart brush tool." Is my problem that I'm using Photoshop Elements 10?
October 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterElena
Thanks for sharing the photoshop tutorials here. Keep up the good work. All the best.
February 26, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterweb development India

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