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adding a watermark to photos

Feb 16, 2013 9:18 AM

i have a watermark i want to add to my photos in elements 10.how do i do this?PLEASE do not send me a tutorial on how to make a watermark.

 
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  • 99jon
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    Feb 16, 2013 9:42 AM   in reply to yoopertdooper

    Open your Watermark image in Full Edit (Expert Mode in PSE11) then open your photo.

    Drag the watermark image on top of the photo.

    Then select the move tool to position. Use the corner handles to scale.

     

    You could define your watermark as a brush which can the be applied to images with a single click.

     
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    Feb 16, 2013 11:32 AM   in reply to yoopertdooper

    When you drag the watermark above the background layer, does it show up in Layers palette?

     

    You should see 2 layers: background & watermark.

     
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  • 99jon
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    Feb 16, 2013 12:13 PM   in reply to yoopertdooper

    What type of file are you using for the watermark?

     
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    Feb 16, 2013 12:24 PM   in reply to yoopertdooper

    What happens after you drag and drop from the photo bin on to the main image? Does it completely cover the  image?

     

    When you select the move tool you should be able to move it about so that you can see the photo below. Keep dragging one of the corners in towards the center to make the watermak smaller.

     
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    Feb 16, 2013 12:54 PM   in reply to yoopertdooper

    You drag the watrmark onto the photo in the main editing window.

     
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    Feb 16, 2013 1:37 PM   in reply to yoopertdooper

    Try a transparent background

     

    File >> New >> Blank File

     

    Use File >> Save For Web and choose file type PNG24

     

    That will preserve transparency and you can add it on top of any image and the background will show through.

     
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    Feb 16, 2013 3:38 PM   in reply to yoopertdooper

     

    I think there is some confusion. The blank file template is for re-creating your logo/watermark on a transparent background.

     

     

     
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    Feb 17, 2013 9:13 AM   in reply to yoopertdooper

    I'm here today.

    Does your watermark consist of a graphic, text, or both?

    Initially you advised that you do not want a tutorial re making a watermark.

     
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    Feb 17, 2013 10:10 AM   in reply to yoopertdooper

    I'll get back to you in about 1/2 hour

     
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  • 99jon
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    Feb 17, 2013 10:20 AM   in reply to yoopertdooper

     

    There are two methods to place your information on to your images.

     

    You can create a brush with your name, website or company details. Then you can click on one image at a time to add the watermark. Or you can batch process images to add a watermark.

     

    Method 1 - Define Brush

     

    You need to have an open image. So you must first create your watermark. Here are instructions for making a text watermark with a bevel.

    Create a template using the editor:

    File >> New >> Blank File

    Set your dimensions and resolution of 72 and choose transparent for your background color.

    Select the type tool and add your name or watermark information.

    Choose the effects pallet and under styles find the bevels. Drag the one you cant on top of the text. The go to File >> Save For Web

    Select file type PNG24 (that will preserve the transparency) and then save your file.

    You can now use this file to make your brush.

    Go to Edit >> Define Brush

    After you have saved your new brush pre-set select the brush tool and scroll down to the bottom of the brush list. You can apply to photos with one click. It gives lots of flexibility for marking individual photos. You can easily re-size the watermark brush or quickly change the color as you wish.

      

      

     

    Method 2 - Batch Process

     

    You can batch process a whole folder of images, but make sure all are identical size.

    1. Set up a new folder for your watermarked images

    2. Open the Editort and click File >> Process Multiple Files

    3. Choose the source folder containing your images

    4. Choose your new destination folder for watermarked images

    5. Under Labels, use the Caption/Watermark dropdown and select Watermark and type your watermark into the custom text field

    6. Click OK and wait for PSE to process the files.

    7. Go to your new folder to see the watermarked images.

     

    N.B. It’s important to use separate source and destination folders otherwise you will destroy your originals by overwriting them with a permanent watermark.

     

     
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    Feb 18, 2013 8:32 AM   in reply to yoopertdooper

    Did you make a new watermark with a transparent background?

     
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    Feb 18, 2013 9:21 AM   in reply to yoopertdooper

    Try saving this image and then dragging it on top of one of your images.

     

    At least it will test if a PNG24 file works.

     

    watermarkY.png

     
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    Feb 18, 2013 9:49 AM   in reply to yoopertdooper

    Sorry I don't really have any more suggestions.

     
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    Feb 18, 2013 10:01 AM   in reply to yoopertdooper

    Did you start out when making the watermark with a screen like this, with background transparent - see red arrow?

     

    Capture.JPG

     
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    Feb 18, 2013 12:07 PM   in reply to yoopertdooper

    why is my watermark not

    transparent?

     

    Please post a print screen so that we may see what you have.

     
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    Feb 19, 2013 8:37 PM   in reply to yoopertdooper

    There are multiple ways to choose on how to put watermark using PSE. Here are the articles to help you out:

     

    - Create a watermark brush

    http://kb2.adobe.com/community/publishing/851/cpsid_85114.html

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    -Add permanent watermarks to a batch of photos

     

    http://kb2.adobe.com/community/publishing/851/cpsid_85127.html

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    -Create a watermark using text layering

    http://kb2.adobe.com/community/publishing/851/cpsid_85128.html

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    Hope it helps

     

    Thanks,

    Garry

     
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    Feb 20, 2013 8:04 PM   in reply to yoopertdooper

    Here are video link on how to put watermark. PSE 9 UI is similar to PSE10 so should be helpful.

     
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