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How To Create A Watermark In Photoshop

How To Create A Watermark In Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop is one of the best and most popular graphics editing programs. Using Photoshop, one can write their name, emboss a watermark or make a boring image beautiful. In this tutorial, learn to create a Watermark on any image using Photoshop CS4 with Tom and adjust it to your own requirements.

Hi, my name is Tom. I'm an Edit Assistant and a Graphic Designer. I'm now going to show you how to make a watermark using Adobe Photoshop CS4.

Okay here we go, as you can see, I already have one readily made, this is so that you can talk to your pictures and post them on the internet and people can't come along and steal them quite easily, so all I'm going to do is remove the Latex layer and start fresh. So here we go, here's my basic image again, you can make the image round by holding down the space bar which gives you the hand tool, you can move it around the screen how you see fit. So I'm going to start off by using the text tool which is over here on the Photoshop tool Palette, again the shortcut is the letter 'T' on your keyboard, you can see you can click anywhere in the image.

I'm going to click up here in the sky to make it easier for you to see the text. We can use the capital letters, it's completely up to you what you type when you're there, so I'm going to type the words 'Photograph By TOM' because it's my photograph. So to select the text tool, you click the move tool up here at the top of your tool palette, with that tool selected, you can now move the text anywhere that you would like on the image.

Now if you're going to watermark your pictures, it's best to put it somewhere you can see obviously, also someone can easily come along and crop out the watermark so I'm just going to put it right in the middle of the picture. So to create the watermark, we need to go into the blending options of the test layer so if you move over to your layer palette here, right click on the image and go to blending options which is found in here. This should give you a whole new set of options to work around with.

So to create that bevel glossy look, I'm going to select the bevel and emboss setting by ticking the option there. As you can see, if I move the menu out of the way, that has a slight effect on the text already. So if I click on the text, it'll give me some more options so I'm going to set the style to inner bevel smooth technique so you can change the depth to however you see fit so the less you have, the less bevel you're going to have on the text there as you can see.

If you ramp that all the way up, you could see, make, making it look slightly more 3D on the image. So make sure your angle is set to 100% there for the shading so you have the Grey black shading around the bottom of the text, again you can change that however you see fit first by clicking and moving around on the circle shape here or just by typing in the box there so you can set that to 120 and then you need to keep these one and the same, so Gloss Contour Highlight mode screen, opacity, the 75% that's also fine I can say as it was. Now obviously, we want to see what's behind this image so if you go back to your blending options which is the first set of options we had earlier and click on the top here.

I'm now going to set the opacity of that effect, we're using this tool here, right, so now I'm going to get to the advanced blending options here and change the fill opacity, that's going to remunerate there so we're going to the advanced blending options here and we want to use the fill opacity and this is going now to remove all the white within the test but still give you the outline of the font. I'm going to click that all the way down there so you can see the white has disappeared from the image. I think its best now to stroke it down to roughly around 6-7% when you can see a little bit of white but not too much, again that's completely up for your interpretation, now you just press okay or press enter on your keyboard, it goes away.

As you can see that, we've now got a watermark. Now you can adjust the size or move the watermark around the image as you see fit. So using the move tool which we've selected earlier, you can then click on the layer making sure that layer is highlighted, move it around the image, you can adj