Tuesday, April 21, 2009

How to Make Clear Watermarks for Images Using Photoshop Tutorial

Clear watermarks are a great way to protect your images, and at the same time not distract from what it is you are selling. This is a Photoshop tutorial, it is the program I most work in. Please be sure to click on the images if you need to zoom in.

1. Open your image. Hit Cntrl D to set your forground to black. Type out your Name (If you want a copyright symbol hit ALT 0169). Size it and position it where you think it looks best.




2. Rasterize your text by right-clicking on the layer in the layers palette and selecting rasterize.


3. In the Filter menu, under Stylize, choose Emboss. Apply the following settings: Angle 135° Height 3-5 pixels (where ever you like it) Amount 100% Click OK.




4. To Smooth the edges, go to the Layers palette, turn on Lock Transparent Pixels (the first icon fron the left in the Lock section), and add a 2-3 pixel Gaussian Blur (Filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur).

5. To make the Watermark Transparent, go to the Layers palette and change the Blend Mode to from Normal to Hard Light.

9 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing this tip!

    Julie

    CreativeSpiritToo.etsy.com
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  2. You're welcome, glad you both enjoyed it! :o)
    ~Kat~
    H20works

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  3. Wow!! Thanks so much! I work with Photoshop a lot at my REAL job (Manager at a Design, Print, and Ship Center), but only know a select group of skills. This tutorial helped me for both my Etsy "job" and my real job!

    Thanks so much!
    Mel

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  4. I have to try this out tomorrow! thanks for sharing kat!

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  5. Interesting, I dont have photoshop but do hope to have it soon

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  6. Glad you all like!! I'll post more tutorials periodically.

    ~Kat~
    H20works

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  7. I have an Apple Mac with i-photo so I don't know if that works the same?

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  8. Thanks a lot it is a fantastic support, now to make clear watermarks for images using photoshop tutorial is easy by using your information. Thank you

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