Photoshop CS6: Difficulty adding a watermark

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I'm not sure what happened.
I use Photoshop cs6 for my photography/editing. I had a procedure of steps that I did for each picture before I would send to my clients.
Then I got into a slump, did not use the program for a couple of months.
When I decided to edit some new pics, nothing seemed to work anymore. I use Bridge first and then open the pic as an 'object' in PScs6.
I had created my own watermark for my business as a paint brush. I was able to make it bigger or smaller and add it easily to each photo when I was finished.
Now when I try adding it, it adds a 'swirl' of them all at once so that you cannot see my name. And I can't seem to make any changes to it.
I am losing my mind over this! And my inability to fix it is blocking me from doing any photography work because I feel like if I can't deliver the photos, why bother? :-(
And every time I click on 'online help' it takes me to the new Creative Cloud site which has nothing to do with my program.
Can anyone please help me?
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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How are you adding the watermark? Is it a brush? Or are you running an action?

Can you post a screenshot of what you're seeing?
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Hi Jeffrey,
It just seems to be getting worse. I can't duplicate it to show you because now it is saying that I ,'can't use the paint brush because the canvas size is not the same as the history state'
Well, duh..I cropped it! :-(
I just want to cry...why does this program have to be so hard to learn?
I did create a logo watermark before using the 'run an action', but I think creating a paint brush was much easier. Until now, that is.
I have the cs6 for Dummies as well, because I thought it would be helpful...but I can't find anything in it to help with this.
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Try using the regular paint brush rather than the History Brush.
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Try using the regular paint brush rather than the History Brush:

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Oh my God! it's working!
Thank you so MUCH Jeffrey!!
I was so sure it was the lower brush I was using though...not sure how that happened.
Thank you! thank you!