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Video:Photoshop Tutorial: How to Add a Watermark

with Chris Davis

Adding a watermark to your photos in Photoshop CS6 is a great way to let people know who took them. This About.com video will show you how to add watermarks to your photos in Photoshop.See Transcript

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Transcript:Photoshop Tutorial: How to Add a Watermark

Hi, I'm Chris Davis for About.com. Today we will create a watermark to place on your images in Photoshop CS6.

Watermarking your images is a good way of protecting them from copyright infringement as well as letting others know who created the photo. The process is simple to do.

Watermarking One Image in Photoshop

There are a couple of ways to go about it. If you only want to watermark one photo, do the following. Open your image. Next, select your text tool and click once within your picture. Type what you would like your watermark to read. Click the arrow tool and place the text in the proper location. In your Layers tab, make sure the text layer is active and click on opacity. Drag the arrow to the left. Somewhere around 40 to 45% should be good. However, adjust it as you like. 

How to Watermark Several Photos

If you want to watermark several photos, go to File, New, a pop up window will appear. Name it 'watermark.' Set the width and height to your requirements and set the resolution to 300. Make sure that Background Contents is set to transparent. Click OK. Now repeat the previous steps to create the mark. Save the file as a .png. Now, when you open a new photo, open the watermark file as well. Copy its contents and paste them into the new photograph. This process comes in handy if you create a logo to use as a watermark as well.

For additional tips check out the About.com Graphics Software site. To learn more, check us out on the web at About.com. Thanks for watching.

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