hi this is Marty from Blue Lightning TV
there are many ways to make watermarks
in Photoshop however i'm going to show
you what i think is the most effective
for this example we'll use text however
if you want to transform a logo or an
image into a watermark make sure it's
black on a white background and then
remove the background I covered how to
do this in my tutorial showing how to
make pink files I provided its link
located in the video's description open
a photo you'd like to place a watermark
on to open your horizontal type tool and
choose a font that's easy to read I'm
using aerial regular I'll choose a size
of 80 points sharp and center alignment
click on the color box and for the
brightness type in fifty percent this
gives us a medium gray color then click
OK or press Enter or return type out
your text to reposition it open your
move tool and move it I'll leave room on
the left to place a copyright symbol
next to it click on the new layer icon
to make a new layer open your custom
shape tool and choose pixels if you're
working on cs5 or earlier the pixels
icon is here open your shape preset
icons if you don't see the copyright
symbol click the gear icon and click
reset shapes then click ok click the
symbol and click the gear icon at the
top tick define proportions and check
from centre place your cursor to the
left of your text and drag out the
symbol open your move tool and drag it
so it's centered next to your text
merge the two layers by shift-clicking
on the text to highlight both layers and
then pressing ctrl or command e double
click on it to open its layer style
window click bevel and emboss the style
is outer bevel the technique is chisel
hard the depth is 50% the direction is
up and the size is 5 pixels uncheck
global light make the angle 145 degrees
and the altitude 26 degrees make the
highlight opacity a hundred percent and
the shadow opacity a hundred percent
make the highlight blend mode normal as
well as the shadow blend mode check
contour and then click ok click the icon
at the upper right corner of the layers
panel and click convert to smart object
I'll show you why we're doing this in a
minute to open the smart object
double-click the thumbnail when you see
this message click OK reduce the fill to
fifty percent go to the tab of the smart
object and click the small box with the
X in it to close it when you see this
message click yes to save the changes
reduce the opacity to taste I'll reduce
it to 75 percent I'll show you why we
made it into a smart object first let's
make a copy of the watermark by pressing
ctrl or command J open your transform
tool by pressing ctrl or command T to
move it click inside the transform and
drag it to a new location to enlarge or
reduce its size go to a corner and press
and hold shift as you drag it out or in
then press Enter or return to accept it
notice that the bevel and emboss layer
style reduced in size with the text if
we didn't convert the text into a smart
object the bevel and emboss layer style
I've kept its original pixel size the
watermark is readable over black white
and grays if you like to make it more
transparent simply reduce its opacity
for now i'll put the opacity back to 75
percent once you're happy with your
watermark to save it hide all the other
layers and go to image and trim as long
as the trim away boxes are checked it
doesn't matter which option you choose
for based on then click OK go to file
and save as name your file and save it
as a PNG or ping file save it to a
location in your computer where you can
easily find it and then click Save when
the PNG options appear I generally click
none for both the compression and
interlace I explain these settings in
depth in my tutorial about PNG files
this is Marty from Blue Lightning TV
thanks for watching
Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV.
There are many ways to make watermarks
however, I'm going to show you what I
think is the most effective.
For this example, we'll use text, however,
if you want to transform a logo or an
image into a watermark,
make sure its black on a white background and then,
remove the background.
I covered how to do this in my tutorial
showing how to make "Ping" files.
I provided its link
located in the video's description. Open a
photo you'd like to place a watermark onto.
Open your Horizontal Type Tool
and choose a font that's easy to read.
I'm using "Arial Regular". I'll choose a size
of 80 points, Sharp and Center alignment.
Click on the color box and for the Brightness,
type in 50%. This gives us
a medium, gray color.
Then, click OK or press Enter or Return.
Type out your text.
To re-position it, open your Move Tool
and move it. I'll leave room on the left
to place a copyright symbol next to it.
Click on the New Layer icon
to make a new layer.
Open your Custom Shape Tool
and choose "Pixels".
If you're working on CS5 or earlier,
the Pixels icon is here.
Open your Shape preset icons.
If you don't see the copyright symbol,
click the gear icon
and click "Reset Shapes". Then,
click OK. Click the symbol
and click the gear icon at the top.
Tick "Define Proportions"
and check "From Center".
Place your cursor to the left of your text
and drag out the symbol.
Open your Move Tool
and drag it, so it's centered next to your text.
Merge the two layers by Shift-clicking
on the text to highlight both layers
pressing Ctrl or Cmd + E.
Double-click on it to open its Layer Style window.
Click Bevel & Emboss. The Style
is Outer Bevel, the Technique is Chisel Hard,
the Depth is 50%, the Direction is Up
and the Size is 5 pixels. Uncheck Global Light.
Make the Angle: 145 degrees
and the Altitude: 26 degrees.
Make the Highlight Opacity: 100%
and the Shadow Opacity: 100%.
Make the Highlight
Blend Mode: Normal,
as well as the Shadow Blend Mode.
Check "Contour" and then, click OK.
Click the icon at the upper, right corner
of the Layers panel
and click "Convert to Smart Object".
I'll show you why we're doing this
in a minute. To open the Smart Object,
double-click the thumbnail.
When you see this message, click OK.
Reduce the Fill to 50%.
Go to the tab of the Smart Object
and click the small box with the "x" in it
too close it. When you see this message,
click "Yes" to save the changes.
Reduce the Opacity to taste.
I'll reduce it to 75%. I'll show you why we made it into a Smart Object.
First let's make a copy of the watermark by pressing Ctrl or
Cmd + J. Open you Transform Tool by
pressing Ctrl or Cmd + T.
To move it, click inside the Transform
and drag it to a new location. To enlarge
or reduce its size, go to a corner and
press and hold "Shift"
as you drag it out or in.
Then, press Enter or Return to accept it.
Notice that the Bevel & Emboss layer style
reduced in size with the text.
If we didn't convert the text into a Smart Object,
Bevel & Emboss layer style would
have kept its original pixel size.
The watermark is readable
over black, white and grays.
If you'd like to make it more transparent,
simply reduce its Opacity.
For now,I'll put the Opacity back to 75%.
Once you're happy with your watermark,
to save it,
hide all the other layers
and go to Image and Trim.
As long as the "Trim Away" boxes are
checked, it doesn't matter which option
you choose for "Based On".
Then, click OK.
Go to File and Save As.
Name your file and save it as a PNG.
or "Ping" file.
Save it to a location in your computer
where we can easily find it
and then, click "Save".
When the PNG Options appear,
I generally click "None".
for both the Compression and Interlace.
I explained these settings in depth
in my tutorial about PNG files.
This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV.
Thanks for watching!