Thursday, December 17, 2009

How To Create A Watermark in Photoshop Tutorial

As a designer, it is important to make your work available for the right people to see it. It is also imperative that your protect your work as well. Watermarks are a great way to show your work, and protect it from unethical people. For this tutorial, all you need is Adobe Photoshop, and a sample picture to practice with. Please note: I am using Adobe Photoshop CS2 and some of the commands will be somewhat different depending on what version you are using. With that being said...Let's get started!

Step 1: Open a 300x300 transparent layer in Photoshop.

Step 2: Type in your name, or insert your logo to be used as a watermark.

Step 3: Go to File > Define Pattern > Create a name > save.

There you have it! Your custom watermark is ready to be used!

Step 4: Open a file you would like to watermark, for this lesson I will use a piece I created in Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop called 'Adam & Eve'.


 Step 5: Click on the 'fill & adjustment' button on the lower end of the layers pallet and click 'pattern'.

(This is the initial effect of the watermark after clicking on pattern.)

Step 6: Reduce the opacity to make it look milder and smoother. It is totally up to your personal taste as to how light or dark you want the watermark to be. I reduced my watermark to 36%.

Final Result:

Hope that helps! Of course there are several ways to create a watermark, but I found this to be the easiest as well as the quickest way to get it done. If you know of a better way please share!

Fashionably Yours,

Creative Conceptz Ltd.



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