How to Watermark Your Photos

How to Watermark Your Photos
July 13, 2016 Fabiola Landa

What is a watermark? It’s a little something that says, “Hey this is mine, like it? Check out my website.” Not only are they awesome ways to market your product or service, but they also make your images look grrrreat. There’s no better way to claim your art than by adding a touch of your brand. PicMonkey has every tool you need to create greatness, especially watermark greatness.

1. Design

Open up a blank canvas and start fresh. Add Text, Overlays, do some creating, make something great. Keep in mind the type of images you will be applying these to. Light colors stand out more on dark images, and dark colors stand out on light images, maybe try one of each!

2. Crop

When you’re all done with your masterpiece, use the Crop tool in Basic Edits to crop the canvas size right around your design. This will make it easier to apply the watermark onto any image.

3. Transparency

This step is so super important. Once your watermark looks ready for the world, go to the Basic Edits tab and make sure to click the Transparent canvas box under Canvas Color.

4. SAVE!

Finally, go ahead and click Save on the toolbar at the top of the page.

You did it!

Check out our in-depth watermark tutorial for a more detailed guide to watermark fantasti-tude, with pro tips and bonus sparkles.


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Fabiola Landa
Fabiola Landa is a social media marketer here at PicMonkey. When she's not creating wonders on, she's probably traveling, at the beach, or taking pictures somewhere.