Making a clear watermark for your photos

August 11, 2008

This tutorial will show you how to make a clear watermark for your photos.
Its really easy and keeps people from being able to steal your photos without being annoying or covering most of the photo.

Ok open your photo in Photoshop and hit the “T” button to get your text-type tool.
Type in whatever name you want in the place you would like the copyright. (If you want to know how to get the Β© copyright symbol, just hold down ALT+0169)


Now, go to your text layer and CTRL+click on the thumbnail like shown here:


This will make a selection all around your letters. (If the selection bothers you you can hide it by clicking CTRL+H. To get the selection back press CTRL+H again)

Now click the eye next to the thumbnail to hide the text layer from view. Click on your bottom original layer in the layers palette. Click CTRL+C and then CTRL+V. What you just did was select from the bottom layer in the shape of the text above. A new layer will appear in the layers palette. Click on that new layer. Now click on the blending options button (pictured below)


In the dropdown menu that will pop up when you click this button, choose Bevel and Emboss.
You can set it whatever way looks best to you. Here are the settings I used for this photo.


Now click Ok. You now have a clear watermark for your pictures that will look something like this!


On a completely unrelated note, my husbands 22nd birthday was yesterday!
Happy birthday, Stan!


4 Responses to “Making a clear watermark for your photos”

  1. Gwen Says:

    Hi Jennifer,
    Thank you so much for this tutorial! It’s much easier than what I’ve been doing πŸ™‚


  2. Jennifer Says:

    glad i could help! I checked out your website and its really amazing! At first i thought you were using Corel paint shop but then i saw you do it with real pastels and paints! πŸ™‚
    You might be interested in my sisters website, she does sketches and paintings as well.

  3. Gwen Says:

    Hi Jennifer, I have a digital studio, and a regular studio…I’m a hybrid πŸ™‚ I was trained in classic mediums, all by hand. Then my Dad helped me set up the digital studio, which makes some aspects a lot quicker, and no brushes to clean out. πŸ™‚

  4. Jennifer Blake Says:

    thats really cool!!

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