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.

  1. In your graphics program, open your photo that you want to apply the watermark to.
  2. 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.)
  3. Resize the watermark image (or text) as needed.
  4. Move the watermark to the desired location on your photo.
  5. Change the opacity of the watermark, if needed (making it lighter or darker, depending on how dark/light the photo is).
  6. Save your photo as a different file name than the original photo, so you don’t overwrite the original.

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Instructions for adding a watermark to your images