Video:Create Watermarks in Adobe Photoshopwith Don Schechter
You can protect photos that you distribute by adding a simple watermark to them. Learn how to create watermarks in Adobe Photoshop and give professional branding to your pictures.See Transcript
Transcript:Create Watermarks in Adobe PhotoshopHi, I'm Don Schechter for About.com Computing. Today I'll show you how to add a watermark to your digital photos.
Chooses an Image to WatermarkThis is useful if you plan to post your pictures to the Web because it will identify them as your own and discourage people from copying them. First, open Photoshop, then open the image you wish to add the watermark to.
Add Text to the Photoshop WatermarkNow select the type tool and type the copyright symbol or other text you want to use for a watermark.
Create the Watermark ColorHighlight your text then click the color tab on the right side of the screen. Your colors should be set to RGB. Set all values to 128. This will make your text gray.
Position the Watermark Text PlacementNow re-size and position your text where you want it. Make sure you have the text layer selected.
Emboss the WatermarkGo to 'layer' at the top of your screen and click on 'layer style,' and then 'bevel' and 'emboss.' A window will come up with many different options. I am going to change the style to emboss, and adjust the depth and size. Click 'ok' when you're finished.
Add Opacity to the WatermarkNow go to the 'layers' tab at the bottom right side of your screen. Where it says 'opacity,' use the drop down slider to adjust your text. You can also adjust the fill located below the opacity.
Rotate the WatermarkTo rotate your watermark, select the 'move' tool and check the box at the top of the screen that says 'show bounding box.' A box will appear around your text. Move your mouse to a corner of the box until a curved arrow appears. Now click and drag to rotate your text.
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