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In Photoshop, I was able to create a custom pen that placed a watermark on an image. To use the watermark pen, I would go to the pen menu, scroll down until I found the watermark pen, select it and then click on the image and my watermark (my name) would appear where I clicked.

1. Is there a way to create a similar custom pen in Affinity Photo?

2. In Photoshop it is possible to create a digital watermark, can a digital watermark be created in AP?

 

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Here is the PS tutorial to make the custom brush:

How to Create a Watermark Custom Brush in Photoshop

The best way to watermark your photos is through creating a custom Brush. This may sound complicated but you will see in this episode just how simple it is.

You will want to start off with your logo on a plain white Background. If your logo is not grayscale, go to Image > Adjustments > Desaturate. Your goal is to have your Logo be black and the Background white. You can also use your signature by scanning (using a scanner) a white piece of paper with your signature on it.

Make sure that your logo is high enough resolution to show up well on your photos. We recommend the Image Size between 500px – 1000px. That way if you need to Scale your logo down you won’t lose quality.

Once you have a document sized 500px – 100px with a white background and your Logo centered it is time to turn it into a custom Brush. Simply navigate to Edit > define brush preset. Give your brush a name you will remember and that’s it!

As a bonus we show you how open the Brush Preset Manager and move your Logo (watermark) to the front of the brush list. That way when you right click with your Brush Tool, your logo will be the first option.

Using Your Custom Brush

Using your logo as a custom brush couldn’t be easier. Hit “B” for the Brush Tool and right click. Choose your logo from the list. If you followed our steps with the Preset Manager it will be in the front.

Choose a Color and place your logo on a New Layer. You may Size the brush the same way you would Size a normal Brush. Open and close brackets “[ , ]“ will make your brush larger and smaller.

As a bonus try using a Color from your image as the brush Color. This way your logo will be less obtrusive. You may also use blending modes to make your logo blend with your image.

Watermarking Future

After you create your custom brush there is no need to follow those steps again. Your custom brush is saved in your Photoshop preferences and can even be exported.

The next time you want to add a watermark simply grab your Brush Tool, select your logo and click!

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