Creating Watermark Action in Photoshop
We all know the value of using watermarks for images which will be on the internet, or on proofs such as school shots. Several readers asked for an easy way to watermark an image, and if there is a commercial software for watermarking photos. There are several different ways to add watermark in to your images. Here I am going to explain an easy way of how to create a Watermark Action in Photoshop to copyright your images by creating or using an existing logo as a watermark.
1- Open a picture in Photoshop, go to Action Tab and select Create new Action.
2- Choose a name for the Action, for example: Watermark. For the SET section leave it as Default Actions.atn
3- Click Record.
4- Go to the tool palette and select the Text tool. Choose the Font type and size.
5- Type the © symbol and the text for your watermark.
6- Select the Move tool and place the text on the photograph wherever you like it.
7- You can select a Style from style palette or you can go to the menu bar and select Layer>layer style and create your own style. If you wish to use your own logo, drag and drop it here.
You can adjust the Opacity of the layer here.
8- Stop the action by clicking the Stop button in the Action Tab.
Now you have an Action to watermark your images: open an image, select the Watermark action and the task will be done quickly and easily. You can also batch process an entire project!
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Ted and Omnilargess Team