How to add Watermark to your image using Photoshop

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Well, I don’t need to explore my title more as it will easily convince about what I am going to write on. But, before we start let me acquaint you with the term “Watermark”.

Watermark is a simple way of identifying images and securing them from piracy and unauthorized use online. The watermark is a visible embedded overlay on a digital photo including text or a logo, or a copyright notice. The purpose of a watermark is to identify the work and decrease its unauthorized use. But remember, a watermark can also be removed with lots of time and patients but you don’t need to worry about it. You can deal with it. Here is the tutorial showing how to add watermark into your image using Photoshop. Let us commence with the tutorial for the same.

With the hope that this article will turn out to be of some real use to you  all.

Step 1:  Alright, First of all you need to choose an image on which you want your Watermark. You can either Drag an image into Photoshop or you can go to File >Open and Open your image.


Step 2:  Open the Image wherever you’ve stored it.


Step 3: Alright, Now you have opened your image in Photoshop. Now you need to write the watermark on it. So go to Horizontal Type Tool and long press the left click. It will show you four options. Choose Horizontal Type Tool to write Horizontally and Vertical Type Tool to write Vertically. Make sure you have selected White color in your Foreground Color.



Step 4: Now write whatever watermark you want on your image.


Step 5: After you have written your text you need to re-size or re-position it. So go to Move tool or press ‘V’.


Step 6: Now to re-size your text you can select the text, double clicking on ‘T’ (Text) layer and changing the text point (pt) values. Or you can select Edit >Free Transform (Ctrl+T). It will show you 8 points so you can transform or re-size as you want.




Step 7: We are done with the text now. So to decrease the visibility of the text and transform it into the watermark, we need to reduce the opacity. Which you can do by selecting the text layer and changing Opacity to 30 or you can play with it till you don’t get the best watermark for your image. And you are done with simple Watermarking.



Alright, Suppose If your image is too precious and you don’t believe in simple Watermark… HERE WE GO! Simple and Effective!

Step 8: Go to Shape Tool and select Line Tool. Now with pressing Shift key on Windows and as well as on Mac, draw line on your image that covers the whole image. You can draw as much  lines you want but, don’t draw too much or very few.


Step 9: Now you may see many layers of lines are created so you need to select them all. After Right clicking on selected layers, you will see the last third option ‘Merge Layers’. So just click on it and merge them all that you won’t be confused and it will be easy to move. Now this is done with Advanced watermarking but… We can also go a little bit further too!


Step 10: Right click on Line layer which we’ve  just made and select Duplicate Layer option (Ctrl +J). It will make the copy of the same line layer.


Step 11: Now select the line layer which we’ve just created and press (Ctrl +T) or go to Edit >Free Transform. Now Press Right Click on line on the image and you will see ‘Flip Horizontal’ option at second last. Click on it and it will make square pattern on your image.


Now your image will look like this!!


So now feel free to share your smiles and moments on social network without a worry.Pass on your worry to “Watermark”

Enjoy Sharing.


Sagar Rajput

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61 Responses

  1. Hi Sagar,

    Great and detailed Tutorial about watermarks!

    I love watermarks and how they identify the image but I didn’t know that they are used to secure an image from unauthorized use online. Great to know this from here.

    Thanks Sagar for taking the time to put together this tutorial for us.

    Be Blessed,


    • Hi Neamat Ma’am,

      Thanks for your first comment on my article. I appreciate your about my article.
      I glad that now you know that watermark is for protecting your image on internet. I hope you will use watermarks for your images.

      Thank you for stopping by and have a look on my article.

      Keep visiting. 🙂


  2. Kavan says:

    Hey Sagar,

    Yes, I agree with you that watermark is to identifying images and securing them from piracy and unauthorized use online. And you wrote a wonderful article about it. Keep writing such Articles.

    Thank you.

  3. Kim Meredith Smith says:

    I have just learned how to add WaterMark, Just i got to know the basic, I have saved this article in my folder. Thanks for sharing.

  4. sahil says:

    Gr8 tutorials for newbie like us, thanks for sharing
    keep posting more tuts on PS , I like to that

  5. Hi Sagar and Mosam,

    This is a wonderful tutorial about how we can add watermark to our images in Photoshop 🙂

    While I do use Photoshop but I really don’t like the layers we have to work with as they sometimes tend to confuse us a little – don’t they? Yes, that’s the case with newbies I guess as for experts, they are quick at working their way right through.

    I need to try this out with one of my images as I haven’t used them as watermarks as such as yet.

    Thanks for sharing this with us. Have a nice day ahead 🙂

    • Hello Harleena Ma’am,

      Thanks for your feedback and I am glad that you like my tutorial.

      And as you say that when you use Photoshop you get confuse between layers. Well, It happens that’s why we name those layers as we are working on them so after we will have many layers, We won’t get confused between them. I wish luck for you to work on them and have a good watermark. 🙂


  6. Nishant says:

    Hi Sagar

    First thing to say, a really helpful post

    most of my posts contain images from stock photo sites like FreeDigitalPhotos but sometimes when no photo catches my eye then I prefer creating a relevant one myself using picasa or photoshop

    and I will hate it if someone copies my image without giving me any credits,

    In that scenario your tutorial can be of true help as I can protect my copyrights of the image I created


    • Hello Nishant,

      You’re welcome, Yes. I am agree with you. As you said, You create am image when you can’t find what you are looking for. Well, It is very nice. Even you should create each image by your self which you can say that it is your. You can add an watermark of yourself with full rights. So try to make every image by yourself and I am glad that my tutorial is helping someone. 🙂


  7. Rashmi Sinha says:

    Simple way to customize the image and ingrain my name on any image!!! I always wondered how people are able to do it, searched but never tried my self. With these step by step process, I think I will give it a shot for sure in near future.

    Thanks for this wonderful share.

    • Hello Rashmi,

      I wish you luck to make your own watermark on your image by yourself. I tried to make it as simple as I could so everyone who ain’t familiar with Photoshop, they can also put a simple watermark on images and protect them. 🙂 Thanks for your feedback, it makes me to make some more useful tutorials.


  8. Great tutorial on adding watermark to images using Photoshop. I’m not an expert at editing on Photoshop but gonna try this out for sure.

    I’ve not started using watermark on my images right now, but I’m gonna start using soon. I’m going to bookmark this post so that I can come back and follow the methods later when I want to add watermark.

    Keep up the good work.
    Cheers 🙂
    ~Thejas Kamath

  9. Watermark is especially great whe you create an infographic. It shows who’s the creator of it and if anyone uses ot people still see the author’s credentials.

  10. Rajesh says:

    Currently, I am using FastStone Image Viewer for watermarking my blog images and it is working quite good for me. But, photoshop seems to be better. Your tutorial is really detailed and I am gonna try it out.
    Thanks for the great share! 🙂

    • Hello Rajesh,

      I am agree that you use FastStone but Photoshop can do more advanced works. I am glad that you will try PS too and I wish you to make some great Watermarks.


  11. Wow! you did it so nice and attractive at the end. Having some PhotoShop skills is really a great asset to bloggers. Thanks Sagar for sharing the tips.

  12. Mayura says:

    Hi Sagar,

    Nice and easy to follow tutorial on adding watermark for images using Photoshop 🙂 You have made it simple with clear instructions.

    Watermarks can prevent or minimize unauthorized usage of images 🙂 Well, obviously the image is solely owned by the person, else copyright issues will arise.

    However I think there are different perspectives on using watermarks ’cause it can ruin the image rather than protecting it 🙂 Anyway I prefer without having the watermark in middle of the image though. But of course, it’s subjective.


  13. Prince Ramgarhia says:

    ohh nice post easy to understand this makes easy for me.. easily understand what i have to do know.. thanx bookmarked

    • Mosam Gor says:

      Hi Prince,

      Glad you like the Post!

      Thanks For Stopping by sharing your Views 🙂

      Keep Visiting and Sharing!! 🙂


  14. Pavan Somu says:

    This is a basic tutorial of Photoshop. Still useful for those who don’t have much idea about Photoshop

  15. Sreejesh says:

    That was a clean tutorial. Worth while making or posters

    • Mosam Gor says:

      Hi Sreejesh,

      Yes, We can add watermark on Posters too. 🙂

      Thanks for commenting by and Sharing your thoughts 🙂

      Keep Visiting and Sharing 🙂


  16. Hey Mosam,

    I was finding software that puts watermark and suddenly on Facebook my friend me this article, because I am a great fan of Photoshop and like to use it but I never that we can make watermarks also, So thanks for sharing this detailed article. Helpful (y)


    • Sagar Rajput says:

      Hey Ravinder,

      I am glad that you are a great fan of photoshop. As you know that photoshop is an image editing software so you can do anything with an image as well as you can also create water marks too!

      Keep coming by for more awesome posts!

      Thank you.


  17. Hello,

    Awesome post, well its really important to use water marked images to prevent the copying of our own created images or we can also promote our blog by watermarking them.


    • Hello Sarvesh, I am really glad that you like this post and you are right, Watermark is really important on your own image.
      Keep coming by for some new posts like this.


  18. Einstein says:

    Wow Thanks nice post really help full for me

  19. i was just loolling for this in google and found your blog and get fully awesome and easy post thnx man.

  20. Hello Sagar, amazing post,a great tutorial and worth reading and appreciating. Thanks for this cool photoshop tutorial 🙂

  21. Simple yet effective, a good way to save your images from piracy online thanks Sagar!

  22. Maryjo says:

    Awesome site you have here but I was wondering if you knew of any community forums
    that cover the same topics discussed in this article? I’d really like
    to be a part of community where I can get responses from other knowledgeable individuals
    that share the same interest. If you have any suggestions, please let me know.

  23. omega 8006 juicer says:

    Hmm is anyone else experiencing problems with the
    pictures on this blog loading? I’m trying to find out if its a problem on my end or if it’s the blog.
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  24. Arnette says:

    You actually make it appear so easy along with your presentation but I to find
    this matter to be really something which I believe I might never understand.
    It sort of feels too complicated and very broad for me. I’m having a look forward in your next post, I’ll attempt to
    get the hang of it!

  25. Yes Sagar, Online protection of our materials like article, images are very important. watermark shows the deep impact on readers thinking about our site. The watermark indicates the authority of the site on the particular images. It is very simple way to promote website name in google images also. You have discussed very good tip for your users especially new bloggers like me. once again Thank you for this tutorial.

    • Sagar Rajput says:

      Hello Satish,

      I am glad that My article helped you. I will also write some articles on How to create Logo Design and many more!


  26. Opu says:

    From several days I was looking to learn that how I can add watermark to my image using Photoshop and finally your this lesson has assisted me. I’m now going now give it a try. Thank you!

    • Sagar Rajput says:

      Hey Buddy,

      I am feeling really Happy that my article is helping everyone! Thanks for stopping by!


  27. Peter says:

    Hello Sagar, This is really an excellent write-up of you. I’ve recently entered into image editing world and not very expert in this field yet. Everyday I give search online to learn new idea and technique of image editing and today your lesson makes my day. I love you for this great article because this article has helped me to learn how to add watermark to my image using Photoshop. Thanks Buddy 🙂

    • Sagar Rajput says:

      Hi Peter,

      It is a good news that you recently entered into image editing world and learning new things! I am glad that my article helped you and I hope you will be creating Watermarks by yourself. Keep passing by for more interesting updates.



  28. It is a good site for sharing best photography with us.It is better site for the benefit.

  29. Rahul says:

    That’s a well explained tutorial for creating watermarks using photoshop.
    Thanks for sharing.

  30. Thank you. Gimp was being a pain so now I can use photo shop.

    • Sagar Rajput says:

      Welcome Mate,

      Yup! Now you can play with Photoshop and created really awesome master pieces! 🙂

  31. Hello Sagar,
    First i said thank you to you for sharing this tutorial. I really searching this type of tutorial for me. I want to add watermark in image but i little bit confused about it. But now i made it after visiting on you this page 🙂

    Thanks once again for this 😀

  32. kamran says:

    pretty much useful and long post. Thanks for sharing. urgently need it.

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