Learn to Make Quick Cool Hip Branding Bars in Photoshop

Learn to Make Quick Cool Hip Branding Bars in Photoshop

Branding Bars (I made this name up) are a way to add extra canvas to your photograph and then add your logo, watermark or text. They can be slim or thick and can be black, white or in any color. If they sound familiar it is probably because I have actions that make these for my “Blog It Board” action sets.

I get asked all the time “how can I get those for my photos.” This video will explain how to create these after resizing your photo for the web. Then to add your brand, watch my video on creating a watermark. If you prefer a multi color logo – you can drag that file on top of the branding bar you create instead. Have fun branding!

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36 Comments

  1. Stefani
    August 3, 2009 at 9:07 am — Reply

    thank you!!i was wondering how to do this!

  2. […] 1 votes vote Learn to Make Quick Cool Hip Branding Bars in Photoshop Branding Bars (I made this name up) are a way to add extra canvas to your photograph and then […]

  3. August 3, 2009 at 9:24 am — Reply

    Thanks Jodi!! This is very helpful.

  4. August 3, 2009 at 9:28 am — Reply

    i LOVE this! thank you so much for sharing!

  5. August 3, 2009 at 9:38 am — Reply

    Thanks, Jodi! I always enjoy your tutorials!

  6. Casey Mackie
    August 3, 2009 at 10:11 am — Reply

    Jodi, I have been trying how to figure this out and never could get it. Thanks so much you are awesome!!!!

  7. August 3, 2009 at 10:49 am — Reply

    Cool Jodi! Thanks!

  8. August 3, 2009 at 10:51 am — Reply

    Thanks Jodi! Now is there any easy way to find your brush logo?? I have so many brushes I am always searching for my logo!

  9. August 3, 2009 at 10:53 am — Reply

    Well if you just made it – it will be at the bottom of the brushes…

  10. August 3, 2009 at 11:18 am — Reply

    thank you so much for the helpful tutorial. i love it! you’re such a help :O)

  11. August 3, 2009 at 11:30 am — Reply

    Love it Jody!

  12. August 3, 2009 at 12:18 pm — Reply

    thank you thank you!!

  13. Ashley Larsen
    August 3, 2009 at 12:20 pm — Reply

    Great! Thanks so much.

  14. August 3, 2009 at 12:26 pm — Reply

    Oh thanks so much! Can’t wait to go try this

  15. Christina Humphreys
    August 3, 2009 at 12:37 pm — Reply

    You are truly amazing! Thank you!!!

  16. August 3, 2009 at 1:05 pm — Reply

    Jodi – you are the BOMB!!! This is really cool and so darn easy! Can’t wait to play with it now!!!

  17. August 3, 2009 at 1:19 pm — Reply

    way too cool. Thanks!

  18. August 3, 2009 at 1:48 pm — Reply

    Thanks so much!! This was so helpful to me!

  19. August 3, 2009 at 3:07 pm — Reply

    Thank you! Very helpful!!

  20. August 3, 2009 at 3:29 pm — Reply

    Thanks so much for your tutorials! That helps a lot!!

  21. August 3, 2009 at 7:41 pm — Reply

    Good tutorial! Even if I think I know how to do something I often learn a new thing Like here with how to change the color choice when increasing the canvas size.

  22. August 3, 2009 at 8:23 pm — Reply

    Thank you soo much for sharing these Jodie I really appreciate this and will be following your blog from now on 😉

    Thanks

    Jodie

  23. August 3, 2009 at 9:32 pm — Reply

    I’m excited to do this now. Thanks!

  24. August 4, 2009 at 10:55 am — Reply

    That’s great. How do you do the ones that Sandy usually does.. the transparent one that is just placed on top of the photo?

  25. August 6, 2009 at 9:50 am — Reply

    Thank you so much for all the tips you share with your readers!!! I have always wanted to know how to do this! You are awesome 🙂

  26. Gail
    August 6, 2009 at 10:22 pm — Reply

    Fabulous tutorial – thank you!

  27. August 7, 2009 at 8:56 pm — Reply

    I love this! Can’t wait to try. Thanks.

  28. August 10, 2009 at 8:59 pm — Reply

    Thanks for this but one questions-if you flatten the image to increase the canvas size how do you get the “branding bar” off to print for a client? Do you just crop the photo to take it off? Just curious! Thanks.

  29. August 10, 2009 at 9:10 pm — Reply

    Branding bars would be for web size images. Though you could use on full size. Either way you would save as a different file.

  30. August 14, 2009 at 8:45 am — Reply

    Great, any idea how I could make this an action and/or export out of LightRoom 2?
    Love to see/hear.
    Great site, great video.
    Best,

  31. August 17, 2009 at 7:38 pm — Reply

    Great List. Definitely a lot of design inspiration goodies! Thanks! I’m trying them on my site http://www.visionzgfx.com

  32. Lori Crouch
    August 31, 2009 at 12:04 am — Reply

    Thank you VERY much for your Actions and tutorials. I just went through Powder Room on my 73-year-old husband and he looks great!! This branding bar is a great tool, too. You’re the best!!

  33. September 10, 2009 at 7:00 pm — Reply

    I love this tutorial. Although I tried to do it myself and when I went into the canvas size it is defaulting with the existing dimensions where you entered the new dimensions so I can’t get past this hang up, ugh. I did flatten my image before this step.

  34. November 7, 2009 at 8:47 am — Reply

    I’m having the same problem as Christine. After I flatten the image and go into canvas size it still has 900 and 600 where you entered the new dimensions. It won’t let me change it to 0 on the width and when I submit it, the photo ends up becoming this weird line instead of adding a bar. Please help!

  35. November 7, 2009 at 9:13 am — Reply

    Make sure “relative” is checked off.

  36. January 18, 2012 at 5:23 pm — Reply

    You are welcome everyone. Glad this was helpful.

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