May 4, 2011

Tutorial: How to create and add a watermark

In this tutorial I am going to show you how to create a simple watermark using Photoshop CS4.

  • Open the program and click on "New"

I chose the size 1500x1500 pixels but you can do whatever you need. Be sure to have the background set on transparent.

  • Click "Ok"
Your background should look like this.

  • Click on the text icon

Choose your desired font. I would suggest that you also choose a darker gray or white for the color of the font.

It should look something like this:

  • Click on the rectangular marquee tool. 

Place the selection around your watermark.

  • Click "image" and then "crop" 
  • Click file and save it as a PSD document. 

You did it!

  • Open your photo
  • Click on "file"
  • Under file, click on "place"
  • Find your watermark and open it. 
That will place your watermark right on top of your photo.
Be sure to do all of your adjustments such as sizing and opacity.

  • Save it (as a copy)

I didn't choose the best font for the watermark. But you get the idea. You can be more creative if you'd like a design with your font. For my business logo and watermark I had a designer design it because at the time I didn't even know how to put text on a picture. :) I'd also suggest having two watermarks, one that is black and another white.

baacks11-1 copy


  1. Thanks Monica!

    <3 Traci @ Ordinary Inspirations

  2. Perfect!! Now that I found some time I figured this out in CS5 Sweet.


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