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Add a watermark to an image in Photoshop

Add a watermark to an image in Photoshop - How to watermark an image in Photoshop.

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Adobe Photoshop

Step 1: Open and select the text tool

Open your image up in Photoshop and select the Text Tool. Set the colour of the text to white and change the size of the font to a size you’re happy with. Don’t make it too big though as this will just distract from the image. Type out what you want the text to say and then we are ready to add the copyright sign.
Text Tool Text tool bar

Type text

Step 2: Add the copyright symbol

To add a Copyright sign in Windows we need to open the Start Menu, Accessories, System Tools, Character Map, or if you have a version that’s Vista or newer just type Character Map in the search bar and you'll find it straight away. Once the character map is open change the font in the top bar to the one you are using in Photoshop and then a few rows down in the main area of the window you should find the Copyright symbol. Left click it and it should enlarge then press Select and it will appear in the bottom text bar, then press Copy to place it on your clipboard.

Character map

Step 3: Paste the symbol into your image

Go back to Photoshop and click back into the text box you created by double-clicking the text in the layers palette. Then put the cursor before the text you typed and press Control and V to paste in your Copyright symbol.

Step 4: Reduce the opacity of the layer

Reduce the opacity until the writing no longer distracts from the image but at the same time is still visible. The positioning of the writing and the colour of the text will depend on each individual image you use but the process for protecting your work is the same every time.

Reduce the opacity
Copyright logo

Finished image:
Watermark added
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