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Aug 13, 2017 12:45 |  #1

Hi, for everyone, for those who watermark their photos, do you use Lightroom to watermark the photo or do you have your own design made & do you use Photoshop to add it to an image?

I currently use Lightroom but I am looking to have a custom design for future use.



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Aug 13, 2017 13:08 |  #2

I made a PNG file with my watermark. I drag it from the folder on photoshop, resize it and it's done. I wonder if there's a way to batch watermark images with my own logo.


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Aug 13, 2017 15:15 as a reply to  @ MagicAlex's post |  #3

Hey, thanks for getting back to me. Was it easy to make the watermark? I am not very good with Photoshop!



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Aug 13, 2017 18:00 |  #4

You just make whatever design you want. Only thing is it needs to be on a transparent background so you are not limited to a square design. That is why most people use a .png.

Make the design larger than you plan to use and resize it with the watermark function of Lightroom.


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Aug 13, 2017 18:05 |  #5

MagicAlex wrote in post #18426660 (external link)
I made a PNG file with my watermark. I drag it from the folder on photoshop, resize it and it's done. I wonder if there's a way to batch watermark images with my own logo.

If you only use Photoshop make the watermark a stamp. Then all you need to do is stamp it on each image. In Lightroom you watermark the image when you export to Facebook, Flickr, or to your hard drive. On export it watermarks every image that gets exported by the function you choose to export with. Every image is watermarked (or not) in the way that you have set up for that function.


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Aug 21, 2017 03:55 |  #6

I add a watermark in batch processes by using an action I recorded in Photoshop.

First step was to create the watermark file as others have said, it is a png file)
I gave the white text a bevel effect so that the watermark is visible on both light and dark backgrounds)
Unlike most people, I put my watermarks dead centre in the image (I shoot local sports so they are of interest only to a limited number of people)

I then resized the watermark to various sizes to suit the common pixel sizes for the images that I watermark.
(one for 1200px images, another for 960px images - Facebook and another for 800px images)

Then I created the action suited to each of these image sizes
I used the Photoshop "place" command as it then uses the watermark file specified for that action
(so if I want to change the watermark all I have to do is rename the new watermark file to the one in the action)
Part of the action also reduces the opacity (I think around 80-85%)
IMHO the watermark can be seen without being too much of a distraction


I absolutely know my watermark images will be screenshot from my website but every one will have my watermark which advertises where the image came from. Could the watermark be removed - probably but virtually no-one who takes my images have any idea how to do it nor have the software to do it.


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Aug 21, 2017 04:15 as a reply to  @ AceCo55's post |  #7

Hi All,

Thank you all for your response!


This was an image from a recent trip to Myanmar, the watermark was done in Lightroom, what do you all think?


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Aug 21, 2017 05:36 |  #8

Good job Ashik. The watermark is there and not too intrusive. Nice.


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Aug 21, 2017 05:43 |  #9

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Hi All,

Thank you all for your response!


This was an image from a recent trip to Myanmar, the watermark was done in Lightroom, what do you all think?
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Now all you have to do is add some random elements to it to stop those nice people at Google removing it.


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Aug 21, 2017 08:04 |  #10

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This was an image from a recent trip to Myanmar, the watermark was done in Lightroom, what do you all think?

I suggest that, before your name, you hold down the ALT key & type 0169 on the number keypad. This will give you ©. Then add the year.


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Aug 21, 2017 08:08 as a reply to  @ PhotosGuy's post |  #11

Sweet, thanks for the tip. I didn't know that keyboard shortcut! :-)



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Aug 21, 2017 08:13 as a reply to  @ Naturalist's post |  #12

Thank you very much! It is just short & simple!



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Aug 21, 2017 19:27 |  #13

PhotosGuy wrote in post #18433092 (external link)
I suggest that, before your name, you hold down the ALT key & type 0169 on the number keypad. This will give you ©. Then add the year.


Note that is doesn't work on Mac OSX unfortunately, it's good on Windows, and I'm not sure about the various Linux distros. As well as Alt+0169 for © there is Alt+0215 for × symbol which I use a lot when posting online on the forum, and the one I really wish I could keep in my head, ALT+0178 the ² Square symbol. There are quite a lot of useful symbols in the extended ASCII set, fractions etc, about the only one that I would like that isn't there is the square root symbol. If you open the Windows Character map and select any of the symbols in the 8 bit extended ASCII map you will see the Alt+ code in the bottom right corner. If you don't see an Alt+ code then you are looking at a straight ASCII character or that is outside of the extended ASCII set, and is Unicode only.

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Aug 21, 2017 19:29 as a reply to  @ BigAl007's post |  #14

Mac is ctrl + g


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Aug 22, 2017 12:42 as a reply to  @ ThreeHounds's post |  #15

Correction... Mac is Option +g.


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