Make Your Own Signature Logo in Photoshop
Signature logos have become very popular with Photographers of late and there are quite a few sites like https://photologo.co that will create a logo for you. Since this is relatively easy to do in Photoshop, thought I'd share how that can be done:
Create a new document in PS and create your signature using either free hand (works best with a tablet) or find a suitable font that you're happy with. There are tons and tons of free handwriting fonts available for download. There are inexpensive fonts available for purchase too. Google search is your friend here. I used a font that I purchased from a web site that has more fonts that any human can use in a lifetime!
Please note that the text should be put on a transparent layer - this allows the logo to have a transparent background
Once your happy with the layout, select the area that represents what you want in your signature. Guides (seen in blue) are your friend. Use the Marquee selection tool.
Once you've selected the area of interest, go to the Edit menu and pick "Define Brush Preset"
Give your brush a suitable name and you're done!
Now, when you want to put your sig on an image, just fire up the brush, select your signature brush, select the color and size like you would for any normal brush - color using the foreground color tool and size using the [ and ] keys to decrease and increase size. Click in the are of the image you want your sig and Raaj's your Uncle! 🙂
PS: if anyone tries this and has any difficulty, please reach out. Happy to help.
Great tip - thanks!
btw it’s always good to ensure that one’s artist’s signature is different than one’s business signature. Wouldn’t want someone to be able to lift your business signature that you use for contracts and checks (assuming anyone still writes checks 🙂 )
You are absolutely right, John! That would be dangerous in this day and age.
For the record, the sig on my images is NOT my "official" signature. 😀