Let’s talk watermarks. Shall we?
Put them on every piece of work that you share online. For reals.
And it’s not the for reason you think.
And I’m not talking some big, ugly watermark splashed across your entire image either.
First of all, copyright infringement is real and rampant. Second of all, a big, ugly watermark isn’t going to stop it.
Give someone with Photoshop 2 minutes and spot healing brush and your big, ugly watermark is a thing of the last.
We’re not here today to worry about copyright infringement.
We’re here to create a lovely watermark stamp brush so we can make sure our names are graciously stamped on every piece of illustration we share online.
Because having your name on your piece means that an art director can immediately see who created this. If it gets reposted or repinned a billion times and no longer links back to your accounts, if you’re got a pretty little watermark it’s still easy for an art director or art buyer to find you.
A few things about having an illustration career are tough. This isn’t one of those things.
It will take you less than 5 minutes to make this brush. And less than 30 seconds to stamp it on the new art you create before you post to Instagram.
In this video, I’ll take you through the process of making a watermark brush in Photoshop CC so you’ll have quick way to add watermarks to your illustrations!
Do you dig tutorials like this one? Or need help setting goals to build your big, bad illustration career? Sign up for my weekly newsletter, The Illustrator’s Greenhouse. It’s free and you get access to a library of digital art tutorials and career resources.