the photo you want to put the watermark in. Of course, this
is usually done by clicking File/Open.
create an original inscription in the picture, so select the Type
Tool from the left-side toolbar. You can also press T
to do so. This tool enables you to write into the picture.
tool settings can be seen just under the menu bar. These allow to
specify font, font attributes (bold, italic, etc.), font size, and
quality, or font smoothing.
important settings, such as text alignment or font color, cannot
be seen in this picture.
a font you like, and a size that is not too obtrusive. Pick a color
that can be read in the picture and doesn't ruin its color effects.
It is recommended to pick white for darker colors or black for lighter
ones. Double-click the color picker to choose the color you want.
of all, decide where you want to put the watermark. Choose
an area where the inscription will be legible (that is, simple background)
but make sure it touches the more important parts of the photo so
that it cannot be simply cropped.
click with the Type Tool on the area where you want to put
the watermark, and simply type it. The application now functions
as a very basic word processor. If the inscription is not in its
proper place, select the Move Tool (press V), then
click and drag the text to the place you like. Finer positioning
can be achieved with the arrow keys.
can see on the Layers palette on the right that the text
is on a new layer. This can be modified just like any other layers.
In this case, we'll be merging it into the photo after some paling.
You need to decrease Opacity for this purpose. It makes the
inscription more transparent, less dominant, decreases the damage
it has on the general effect of the picture, but still reminds the
viewer of the creator. Set Opacity according to taste. We
have used a value of 50%.
Layer/Flatten Image or Layer/Merge Down to merge the
layers, then File/Save..., Save as..., or Save for web
to save the photos.