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We Simplify The Technical!

Creating a custom brush to use as a watermark or signature on your photographs is super simple! Here are easy instructions in Photoshop CS/CC and then in Photoshop Elements:

Photoshop CS/CC

Step ONE: Go to File-New The width needs to be 2500 pixels or less.  I chose 2500 for a large brush. I chose 1000 pixels for the height but you can choose any amount of pixels 2500 or less.

Background contents: Transparent Click OK.

Using the TYPE tool, type in your name.

OR

Open up your logo or whatever you’d like to make into a custom brush. Image-Image Size Make sure the longest side of your image is 2500 pixels or less.

Step TWO: Go to Edit Define Brush Preset Name your brush

That’s it!  Look at your brushes and you’ll see your new one at the bottom! Save

ELEMENTS Open up your logo or whatever you’d like to make into a custom brush.Image-Resize-Image Size Make sure the longest side of your image is 2500 pixels or less.

 

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions): Why is Define Brush greyed out? Chances are your image is too large.  Resize the longest side to 2500 pixels or less.

I cannot define brush, getting a no pixels selected message.

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