How to make a watermark in Photoshop in 5 simple steps |The way digital photography is increasing day by day, people are posting more and more pictures on the internet. In this case, copy protection for your image becomes more important to you. And for copyright protection It is very important to put a watermark on your photo in today’s time if you post your friends on a blog, website or social media site. Its first benefit will be that your brand will also be promoted and the next benefit will be that no one will use your picture without your permission. And while watermarking won’t protect your images 100%, at least it is one more step to deter potential thieves.
Why Would We Watermark?
Picture sharing websites and blogs like Tumblr and pinterest is growing day by day so it is becoming more important for you to protect your picture. And it is very important to put your creation logo on picture so that people can know who is the real owner of this picture.
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For applying watermark in the photo Photoshop can be very handy tool for everyone. You can add a simple text watermark or one based around a logo or image; I’ll describe each in turn. In this post i will showing you step by step guide about How to make a watermark in photoshop
How to make a watermark in photoshop
A text watermark is the most straight forward type to create. It can consist of words (such as your name, website, or image title), and special symbols like the copyright symbol.
1. Open Photoshop and create a new document by going to File>New.
Firstly open Photoshop and create a new layer ( If you dont have photoshop then you can download the latest version from here)You can create a new layer of any size. I personally prefer 600 x 600 pixels in size. You should always select background type in Transparent.
2. Next, you can either pick out your fonts or copy your logo over onto the new document.
Now you need to select the text tool and write your Text (your Name or Brand name) You can use any font. If you do not find any good fonts, then you can checkout this post of me (Top 20 free fonts for designers ) . After writing the text, adjust the size of the text. If you want to make any letter bold, you can do that too. I will suggest you too use text color as black but you can choose any color you want.
As you can see i have written my text in full width so that we can get highest possible quality image. You need to keep in mind that you can resize your watermark anytime.
If you’d like to add any special characters (such as the copyright symbol), you can insert these using the Windows Character Map (Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Character Map) or Mac OS X’s Character Pallette (Edit > Special Characters). As a shortcut, the copyright symbol (©) can be inserted in Windows by holding Alt and typing “0169” on the numeric keypad, and in Mac OS X by pressing Option+G.
3. Grab the Marquee tool and draw a rectangle around your watermark.
Now there are many ways to make watermark in Photoshop. I am telling you about a simple and easy step to make watermark in Photoshop. First of all select Marquee tool and select the are of text. For reference you can check my picture which is given below.
4. Next go to Edit>Define Brush Preset. Name your brush and click OK.
Now go to edit tab and select Define brush preset option and name your brush which you want.
7. You are done, Now you can find your watermark in Brush catalog.
Check your watermark in brush catalog.
How to apply a watermark in photoshop
Now you have learned to make watermark in Photoshop but do you know how to put watermark on your image now? If yes then it is a good thing and if your answer is “No” then I will teach you now How to apply a watermark in Photoshop.
- First of all open your image in Photoshop.
- Select Brush tool and open brush catalog by right click on Mouse.
- There you will see your watermark brush just select that Brush.
- Now just left click on your mouse where you want to put Watermark in you Photo.
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