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How to make text watermark brush in Photoshop 7.0 ?

Making watermark text is really easy and fun using Photoshop 7.0 & useful for copyright purposes. You can protect your images from being copied however this watermark can only be used in image files. The most commonly used files are JPG and PNG.

Step wise step guide to create Watermark Brush in Photoshop 7.0

  1. Open Photoshop 7.0 or whichever version of photoshop you are using.
Photoshop 7.0 home screen
Photoshop main screen view

2. Click on File then New (Ctrl + N) and set the image size to a minimum of 600 x 600 Pixels with 300 pixels/inch Resolution. The content background should be Transparent.

Image size for watermark
Photoshop image size

3. Type the text you want to use as a watermark and make sure the text color is black with transparent background.

4. For choosing the copyright icon, click on custom shapes, choose the copyright © icon and draw the shape before the text.

5. Make the text alignment centered . Bold text looks better so use Arial or Impact font as a font of choice.

Text image for watermark
Text for watermark

6. Click on Layers-Rasterize-Layer

Rasterize layer for watermark purpose
Rasterize photoshop text and icon
image after clicking rasterize layer
Image after clicking Rasterize layer

7. Select the text along with the © copyright icon with the help of Selection tools.

8. Go to Edit menu and click on Define Brush

Defining brush for watermark purpose
Define Brush

9. Define brush and rename the brush as per your choice.

Renaming brush to use as watermark
Rename Brush name

10. Now Click on the Brush Tool(B)

11. Choose the Brush you defined which can in the last drop down list of Brushes .

12. Choose the diameter of the brush you need.

Choosing the diameter of brush for watermark
Choosing Diameter of the brush

13. Open an image you want to put the watermark

14. Choose the brush tool as per above mentioned procedure and click on the image where ever you want to put the watermark .

15. Decrease the opacity of brush according to image color and need .

Final watermark image after applying watermark brush using photoshop 7.0
Watermark Brush image

16. In this way you can put copyright text in any image using Photoshop 7.0 or any other version of photoshop and protect your image from misuse and being copied.


Mithilesh Jha is a graduate in Medical Science, a passionate learner, Blogger & a Youtuber. He has been working and writing content for many years and he believes that technology is the future.

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