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April '19

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A&E APRIL 2019 • a-e-mag.com 29 Sublimation first), go up to your Edit menu and click on Define Brush Preset. Name your brush, click okay, and you are ready to start using your brush. 4. New Brush Your new brush appears at the bottom of your brush palette. Now all you have to do is open an image and click once with your brush to apply your watermark. Choose the brush tool or press "B" to select it, then at the top of the page click on the drop-down menu. The new brush will appear at the bottom of your brush palette. Now all you have to do is open an image and click once with your brush to apply your watermark. 5. Watermark Applied When applying your watermark to your image, you will want to put it on a separate layer. Save it as a PSD file so you can remove the watermark later if you need to. 6. Using Your New Brush You may not want your watermark to stand out too much. Press "I" to select the Eyedropper tool and click anywhere on your image to choose a custom color for your brush. Now your watermark can be more integrated with your image. Another variation is to create a transparent watermark. Here are the steps to achieve it. 1. With your pointer, highlight the "watermark" layer. Next, at the bottom of the page choose "fx," and a menu will pop up, choose Bevel and Emboss. 2. Choose Emboss from the Styles drop- down menu, and put the depth at 50% and press OK. 3. Next, with the "watermark" layer still highlighted, go up to Fill (located under Opacity), click on it, and bring it all the way down to 0%. Notice before bringing down the Fill percentage, the watermark is raised. 4. The end result is a cool looking and functional watermark. Step six: You may not want your watermark to stand out too much. Variation step one. See article for detailed description. Variation step two. Variation step three. The end result. A&E

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