How to add watermark or logo in Photoshop

By | October 24, 2014

Sometimes We want to add watermark or logo to our multiple Photos. This work will help you protect your photos and not allow someone to copy. If you are one of the many designers, you use web to share your photos with client. One of the major concerns is that someone out there is going to steal your photos. You can’t stop them. But you can make difficultly for them by adding watermark or logo to your photos. There are many ways to create a watermark or logo on photos. How to add watermark and logo in Photoshop ?

For example, My website’s images are added text “”. Because I want to prevent someone form taking my images. But I’m using plugin for my website. In this tutorial, I will show you how to Add a Watermark to an Image in Photoshop CS6. This tutorial has been tested in Photoshop CS 5, CS4, Cs3 and Photoshop Creative Cloud ( Photoshop CC). Add a copyright watermark pattern to a photo with Photoshop when you think this work is needed. I also introduce a software can make watermark for multiple photos in the end of this post.

To create a watermark, you have to make a logo or a picture information then you add them to main picture. So that, I will divide by two main step. First step : create the copyright document, second step : add copyright document to main photos

I will use this photo (1016×735 pixel) to make tutorial. This photo will be added text “”

How to add watermark and logo in Photoshop

How to add watermark and logo in Photoshop CS6


Step 1: Laugh Photoshop CS6 and create a new document with a transparent background (How to open Photoshop CS6)

Go to File menu -> Select New. You will see a dialog box, you can change option as follow :
– Width : 4 inches
– Heighs : 3 inches
– Resolution : 300 pixel/Inch
– Background content : transparent (IMPORTANT)

new dialog box

New dialog box in Photoshop CS6

Click ok -> The blank document with transparent background will open

new document box

New document box with transparent

Step 2: Type Your Copyright Information

In this tutorial, I will type “© 2014”, if you want to use Copyright symbol “©”, you can press Option-G on a Mac, or hold down the Alt key on Windows and enter 0169 on the numeric keypad (read more : How to Insert Special Text Characters Symbols in Photoshop).

Tip : You should choose black color for text

Copyright information

Copyright information

Step 3 : Rotate The Text With Free Transform

The watermark look better with rotate text.

rotate text in photoshop cs6

Rotate text in photoshop cs6

Step 4: Trim The Document Around The Text

Go up Image menu next and select Trim. Under Base on option, click transparent pixel

trim photo with transparent pixel

trim photo with transparent pixel

Click ok . Transparent will be cut around text

trim text in photoshop

trim text in photoshop

Step 5: Define The Text As A Pattern

Go to Edit menu -> select Define Pattern . The define pattern dialog box appears. Type a name for pattern. I will type “watermark”

pattern in photoshop

Pattern dialog box in photoshop

Click ok


Step 1 : Open a photo that you want to watermerk (How to open an image in Photoshop CS6)

Step 2: Create a new layer

Step 3 : on the new layer. You go to Edit -> Select Fill -> The Fill dialog appear

fill dialog box

Fill dialog box

In content option :
– Use : pattern
– Custo pattern : for example, I chooose “watermark”

Click ok

Step 4 : Adjust layer setting
Choose Overlay and opacity about 50%

layer setting

layer setting

My product

product watermark and logo in Photoshop

Product watermark and logo in Photoshop

Bonus : If you want to use software to watermark multiple photos. You can use Batch Watermark software

Thanks for your reading ! Goodluck .

Author: Admin PhotoshopTip

Hello, I'm Hanna Kim. I love Photoshop and like designing web with Photoshop. I will try to post more tutorials. Please press LIKE or G+ button if this article is useful.

2 thoughts on “How to add watermark or logo in Photoshop

  1. peter

    Nice article,but this can be done quite easily in bulk with this software Mass Watermark


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