Follow these easy instructions for adding a watermark to your images or photos. Some examples of watermarks you might want to use include a copyright notice, your website address, your name, your blog’s name, your logo, etc.
First – you will need to use Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, GIMP, or any other graphics program that uses layers. Your photo will be one layer; and the watermark will be placed on top of it as a second layer.
Below are instructions for how to add a watermark graphic to your photos, using Photoshop Elements. The steps used for other graphics programs should be similar.
- In your graphics program, open your photo that you want to apply the watermark to.
- Now open the image you want to use as the watermark and drag that image onto your photo, creating a new layer on top of the photo. (If you’re using text instead of an image, add a new text layer on top of the photo instead.)
- Resize the watermark image (or text) as needed.
- Move the watermark to the desired location on your photo.
- Change the opacity of the watermark, if needed (making it lighter or darker, depending on how dark/light the photo is).
- Save your photo as a different file name than the original photo, so you don’t overwrite the original.