In this article, I will show you how to add a watermark in Lightroom. Watermark photos are an important part of creating and sharing photos online, whether we like it or not—especially if your photos are your source of income!
Of course, nothing can better protect an image online than a watermark. Adding a watermark to your photos is a way of adding your signature. It lets people know that you created them. And it makes it harder for others to steal your photos!
Unfortunately, for those who are just starting out, installing a simple watermark on photos can be a daunting task, especially if they are not yet familiar with the process of using software tools like Photoshop.
Thankfully, Adobe has made it easy to apply watermarks to images in Lightroom, allowing one to not only apply watermarks to a single image but also to all images during the export process, saving a lot of time and frustration when working with photo groups.
About Lightroom Watermark (A Must Read)
Watermarks will not only make your photos 100 percent cheaper, but they will help you improve your work. They are a way of saying “Hey! I took this picture! ”
Lightroom gives you the option to create two types of watermarks: text and drawing. The text is complete by adding details such as your name or copyright. Drawings allow you to add a logo or another image to your photo.
Adding a watermark using Lightroom is easy and fast because you can add watermarks to batches on multiple photos. This will save you a lot of time.
Installation of watermarks occurs during export. You will not see them in your photos while working with them in the Library or in the Development modules.
How To Add Watermark in Lightroom
Creating a text-based watermark directly in Lightroom is incredibly easy. Basically, all you have to do is type in the box provided and place the watermark where you want it to appear on your photo.
To start creating watermarks, select “Edit Watermarks” in the edit menu when on PC.
On a Mac, select “Edit Watermarks” in the Lightroom menu. A new dialog box will open.
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CHOOSE THE TYPE OF WATERMARK
- Text Watermark
- Graphics Watermark
First, select the type of Lightroom watermark you prefer in the top right corner of Watermark Editor. Either graphics watermark or text watermark, choose one.
The text watermark contains typing the text you want to use as a watermark. You can use any font on your computer with your watermark.
The graphics watermark will require you to have an image that you want to use as a watermark. The image you choose will look great if it is saved as a transparent PNG file (see the bonus video below).
APPLY OPTIONS ON YOUR WATERMARK
Simply use the options in the options menu to the right of the Watermark Editor to adjust what your watermark looks like. Also, there are many text options to set, including font, drop shadow, opacity size, etc. For both graphics and text watermarks, there are also options to adjust the radius and watermark presets.
SAVE THE WATERMARK FOR FUTURE USE
When you’re done creating your watermark, click the “Save” button and rename it (optional). Once stored, it will be available in any Lightroom modules that allow you to use the watermark both during export and when using publishing services.
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