The Best Way to Watermark Images in Photoshop

Watermark is something which photographers use to protect their photos from being used without their permission. So, it’s very important to put a watermark on your photographs. Actually many people asked me the best way to watermark images in Photoshop. So, I thought to make a tutorial on this.

There are many ways to put a watermark on your photos. But for me, it’s little annoying to always type my full name which very long for the watermark.

There is also another option, make an image of your watermark without background (in PNG format) and put that image on your photos.

But the easiest way is to make a brush of your watermark. I think making a brush preset of your watermark is a good idea because you don’t need to type your watermark again n again. And when you need to put watermark just select that brush and click on the image that’s it.

In this tutorial, I’m going to show you step by step the best way to watermark images in photoshop.

First of all open Photoshop. After that click on file in the menu bar and select new.

Fig. 1.1


Now make sure the values are in pixels, if not then change it to pixels.
Set the width and height to 1000px.

The resolution should be 72 pixels/inch

Set the color mode to RGB Color
Select the background content to transparent and then hit ok. For reference see fig. 1.2 .


Fig. 1.2

Now, Select the type tool. fig. 1.3

Fig. 1.3

You can select the font type, size, and color from property bar which will activate after you select the type tool.

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After selecting your font style, size and color next thing you have to do is to type your watermark. Just click on the artboard and start typing. Make sure the size of text is big enough so that there is not any space left on both sides. You can select move tool to move your text in the center. For reference see fig. 1.5.


Fig. 1.5

Now, the last thing you have to do is converting your watermark into a brush. For this, click on ‘edit’ in the menu bar and select the option ‘define brush preset’. After that, it’ll ask you to name the brush. Name it whatever you want to and then hit ok. See fig.1.6 & 1.7 for reference.

Fig. 1.6

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And that’s all you have to do to make your watermark brush. To check whether it’s working or not, open the image in photoshop on which you want to put a watermark. Then select the brush tool. See fig. 1.8 for reference.

Fig. 1.8

After selecting brush tool, go to the property bar and click on the down arrow to select your brush type. Scroll down and the last one is the brush you just created. Fig. 1.9 for reference.

Fig. 1.9

Select that brush and click on the image where you want to put the watermark. To resize your watermark brush, right click on the image and adjust the size. Fig. 2.0

Fig. 2.0

You can also change the color of your brush. To do this, change the foreground color by clicking on the color box and choose the color you want. See fig. 2.1 for reference.

Fig. 2.1

Making brush for watermark gives you more flexibility and saves time as you just have to select the brush and color to put a watermark on your photographs. I hope this tutorial on “Best Way to Watermark Images in Photoshop” is helpful for the newbies and for the photographers who are in a search of quick way to put a watermark.

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