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May 28

Claim What’s Yours – How to Add a Watermark to Your Photos

How to Add a Watermark in Photoshop Elements 10

Modern day technologies such as the internet and photo sharing websites have become an every day gift and problem from us photographers. It makes it easier to expand your following, but it also makes it easier for others to use your pictures without your permission (which is a violation of your copy right). Take control of your work and add a watermarks to your photos.

Open your photo in Photoshop.

1. Create a New Layer

2. Type your Text (in black)

3. Layer -> Layer Style -> Style Setting

4. Check “Bevel” and choose a number around 16 or whatever best compliments your photo (you can edit this again later)

5. Change the layer’s blending mode to “Screen

6. If you’re not happy with the way it looks, you can change the opacity or Bevel to make it darker or lighter.

7. When you’re done, “Merge Down” the layers so you can save the file as a JPEG.

Tips: Make sure the watermark is large and bold enough that it can’t be missed, but you also don’t want it to draw the viewer’s eyes away from the subject too much. Also, put the watermark in a place where cannot be cropped out, whether that be very light over the entire photo or near the main subject.

Here are the same instructions with screen shots to guide you:

1. Create a New Layer

NewLayer

2. Type your Text in Black

TypeText

3. Layer -> Layer Style -> Style Setting

LayerStyle

4. Check “Bevel” and choose a number around 16 or whatever best compliments your photo (you can edit this again later)

Bevel

5. Change the layer’s blending mode to “Screen

BlendingMode - Screen

6. If you’re not happy with the way it looks, you can change the Opacity or Bevel to make it darker or lighter.

Change Bevel

ChangeOpacity

 

7. When you’re done, “Merge Down” the layers so you can save the file as a JPEG.

MergeDown

Here is my finished result:

P1020001_SM-watermark

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