Learn to Make Quick Cool Hip Branding Bars in Photoshop

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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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  1. 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.

  2. August 3, 2009 at 3:29 pm —

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

  3. August 3, 2009 at 3:07 pm —

    Thank you! Very helpful!!

  4. August 3, 2009 at 1:48 pm —

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

  5. August 3, 2009 at 1:19 pm —

    way too cool. Thanks!

  6. August 3, 2009 at 1:05 pm —

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

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

    You are truly amazing! Thank you!!!

  8. August 3, 2009 at 12:26 pm —

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

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

    Great! Thanks so much.

  10. August 3, 2009 at 12:18 pm —

    thank you thank you!!

  11. August 3, 2009 at 11:30 am —

    Love it Jody!

  12. August 3, 2009 at 11:18 am —

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

  13. August 3, 2009 at 10:53 am —

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

  14. August 3, 2009 at 10:51 am —

    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!

  15. August 3, 2009 at 10:49 am —

    Cool Jodi! Thanks!

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

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

  17. August 3, 2009 at 9:38 am —

    Thanks, Jodi! I always enjoy your tutorials!

  18. August 3, 2009 at 9:28 am —

    i LOVE this! thank you so much for sharing!

  19. August 3, 2009 at 9:24 am —

    Thanks Jodi!! This is very helpful.

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

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

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Learn to Make Quick Cool Hip Branding Bars in Photoshop