Tutorial: Creating a watermarkSunday, March 21, 2010Morgan
A wonderful tool for photographers is to make a watermark and use it! When I put up images on an on-line gallery, my website, or facebook page they have my watermark on them, that way anyone who sees the image knows it was produced by me :)
I make my watermark on my own (shown in this tutorial) and I use Rita's Watermark Action Kit to websize and apply my watermark to my images as well as add frames, rounded edges, drop shadows or just plain jane.
The first step in making your watermark is to open a new blank file. You do this by going to file>new>blank file. The size of the file depends on your watermark size.
I selected white for my background color because I like the "bar" across the image holding my watermark. You can select any color you like.
Next I use my text box to create a spot I want to add my dingbat....lol just so silly of a name. You can select any font, size and color by using the menu at the top (as shown).
Add your font and place, and re-size as necessary. I set the dingbat layer to 75% opacity.
On a new text layer add your name as well as any overlying text.
Once I have finished adding my text I adjust the bottom layer (background) by double clicking and adjusting the opacity to 50%.
I save it as a .png file so that the layer opacity stays the same as I apply it on images.
Next when you apply the watermark (if you don't use an action). Open your image and go to file>place and select your .png watermark.
Then you adjust the size and location of your watermark and save :)
Final watermarked image:
Have a great time experimenting and making your own watermark!