Posted September 14, 2011 by Gavin Hoey in Videos

Watermark your Photos

watermarkFor a lot of people the need to protect their images with a watermark is very real. The reasons can vary from downright image theft to the more subtle uses such as someone passing off one of your photos are their own work. Whatever the reason adding a watermark is a skill every photographer should have.

In Lightroom 3 watermarking is built in. In Photoshop CS5 you can download a free watermark panel from Adobe’s own Dr Russell Brown http://russellbrown.com/scripts.html In Photoshop Elements you’ll need to make your own watermark and that’s what I’ll show you in this video.

Of course once you’ve made your watermark, you can save the watermark text layer as a PSD file and paste it directly onto future images you wish to protect. That should speed up the process for future use.

Gavin Hoey