Several people have been e-mailing me asking me how I watermark my photographs so I thought I would make another tutorial to show you just how simple it is to watermark your photographs using my favorite little program, Gimp.
Here are the steps to watermark your photograph.
First, have your photo and watermark image handy. You should create your own personal watermark separately from your photograph so that you won’t have to keep recreating it each time you edit a photo for the web. I create all of my watermarks in png format that way I can keep my transparent background which looks best when overlayed on top of your photos.
1. Open image you want to watermark
2. Choose File>Open as new layer
3. Choose your watermark file
4. Move your watermark to wherever you want to put it on your photo. Pressing “M” on your keyboard will make the whole layer that you just pasted moveable.
5. Change the opacity. I choose 25% on the image above but you can choose as much or as little opacity that you feel comfortable with.
6. Choose Image> Flatten Image
7. Choose File> Save as.
Let me know how you liked the tutorial. If you want to share what you have learned, leave a link to the image you have watermarked in the comments below. I’d love to see what you have learned.