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Video:Watermark Images in Photoshop

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Protect your photos with a watermark in Photoshop after only a few easy steps. Familiarize yourself with the process and get started with your own photos today!See Transcript

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Transcript:Watermark Images in Photoshop

Watermarking your images is a good way of protecting them from copyright infringement as well as letting others know who created the photo.  A watermark can't prevent unauthorized use, however, it does make it difficult for someone else to claim your photography as their own.

Prepare the Watermark

Creating a watermark is simple to do.  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.  Adjust the font and font size to your liking.  The watermark can cover the entire photograph or placed strategically to the side.

Adjust the Opacity

Click the arrow tool and place the text where you would like. Over in your Layers tab, make sure the text layer is active and click on opacity.  Adjust the opacity by dragging the arrow to the left.  40 to 45% should be good. However, adjust the final watermark to your liking.

How to Watermark Several Photos

If you need to watermark several photos, it will be easier to make and save a watermark that can be added to your art.  Move to the File menu, select New, a pop up window will appear.  Name it 'watermark.'

Set the width and height to your requirements and set the resolution to 300. Check transparent for your background. Click OK.  Now type out the watermark set the opacity and save the file as a .png. 

Once you have created this file can open it with your photographs.  Copy its contents and paste them into your image. 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.  Thanks for watching.

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