How to Add a Watermark in PaintShop Pro

How to Add a Watermark in PaintShop Pro
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    In this tutorial, I'll demonstrate how to
    watermark a photo or a batch of photos
    in PaintShop Pro 2018. A watermark is
    simply a small image or piece of text
    that you overlay onto a photo. This image
    usually has a transparent background, so
    that it will be subtle on the photo.
    Adding a watermark is a great way to
    advertise or claim ownership of your
    work, and can also help prevent piracy. In
    this video, I'll cover creating a
    watermark image, adding the watermark
    image to a photo, and adding a watermark
    to multiple images at once. The first
    step in water marking is to create the
    actual watermark image. In this example, I
    want to create a logo comprised of an
    icon and text. In PaintShop Pro, I have
    my Edit workspace open, and I have an
    icon image already prepared. This icon is
    comprised of black shapes against a
    transparent background, which means it's
    a PNG file. Later in this tutorial, I'll
    show how to save an image as a PNG and
    make the background transparent, but I
    want my final watermark to appear in
    white, which works better than black
    against the background of most photos.
    The tool I'll use to fix this is Color
    Replacer, which is part of the
    Lighten/Darken tool flyout. In the Materials
    palette, the foreground color should be
    white, and for the color I want to change,
    I could manually change the background
    to black. Or to match the exact color in
    the image. I can press Ctrl while
    right-clicking on any black area. I can
    now paint over the areas to change or
    just click the Replace All Pixels icon.
    Now, I'm ready to create my watermark
    logo, which will be a new image. I'm
    choosing File > New, and setting a size of
    300 x 300 pixels, and a resolution of
    150. The background here will be
    I'll drag the layer of the icon image
    onto the blank one. To resize, I'll
    activate the Pick tool, and use the drag
    I can center the icon by choosing
    Objects > Align > Center in Canvas. Now for
    the logo text. The Text tool is down here,
    and I'll set my font and size. I want a
    white font color
    and 0 stroke width, which means the
    letters will have no outlines. To create
    the text, I'm clicking on the image and
    typing two letters, then double-clicking
    to finish. It's a bit hard to see because
    it's white text on a transparent
    background, but now I can resize and
    center. To save this as my watermark
    image, I'm choosing File > Save As. To
    maintain the transparent background, the
    file type should be PNG. I'm assigning a
    name and saving. Now I can close both of
    these images.
    Now, let's see how to apply this
    watermark. I'm using File > Open and
    browsing to this flower photo. From the
    main menu, I'm choosing Image >
    Watermarking. There are three options
    here. Embed Watermark enables you to add
    a Digimarc image. This is a paid
    digital watermarking service. Read
    Watermark identifies a Digimarc watermark.
    The option we want to use here is
    Visible Watermark. Click Browse to find
    the saved PNG image.
    I have Preview on Image checked, so I can
    see what the watermark will look like. I
    can set it to tile repeatedly, or appear
    just once at the center, or appear in one
    of the four corners. I'll place the
    watermark in the lower right corner, use
    the Size slider to make it a bit larger,
    adjust the Opacity, and add a small
    embossing effect. I can increase the
    preview zoom with my scroll wheel and
    drag the mouse to pan to the right spot
    to check how the watermark looks. After
    applying, here's my watermark. If I want
    to make changes, I can use Ctrl + Z to undo,
    then go back to Image > Watermarking >
    Visible Watermark and adjust the
    settings. Now, let's see how to apply a
    watermark to multiple photos at once.
    I have several flower photos saved in
    this folder called "Flowers." This
    watermark will be a proof marker. I'm
    creating a new watermark image at the
    same size as before, this time not using
    a transparent background. For the sake of
    demonstrating how to change a background
    to be transparent, I'll make this one
    dark blue.
    The text has the same properties as
    before. White font, no stroke. I'll change
    the font to something plainer and the
    font color to a medium gray.
    Then, I'll click here and type "PROOF."
    After double-clicking, I'm increasing the
    size and rotating. Now, when I save this
    image as a watermark, I need to define
    the dark blue background as transparent.
    After File > Save As, I'm clicking Options,
    then Run Optimizer. In the Optimizer,
    I'm opening the Transparency tab and
    choosing the option to match color. I'm
    making sure that I can see the watermark
    image behind the Optimizer window, and
    clicking the swatch to define the color
    to match. When the cursor is over the
    image, it changes to an Eyedropper.
    I'm clicking in the dark blue background
    to pick up its color. After clicking OK,
    the Preview window now shows the
    transparent background.
    I'm clicking OK to accept these settings
    and I'm saving the PNG. Now, we can start
    batch watermarking. You could create a
    script for this task, but watermarking
    and some other common tasks, are already
    included as Preset Actions. I'm choosing
    File > Batch Process and using the Add
    button to select all of the photos in
    the "Flowers" folder. Next, I'm choosing
    Batch Actions and adding a watermark. The
    Visible Watermark action will have the
    same settings as before, so I'll click
    the Pencil icon to change the settings.
    I'll browse to the "PROOF" watermark, set
    it to Tile, adjust the size,
    and increase the embossing effect.
    Watermarking isn't the only action I can
    Batch Process. I'll also add a Picture
    Frame to all of these photos. I'll edit
    this action and choose the frame called
    Platinum. There are also lots of other
    predefined scripts you could run, such as
    Noise Removal, Sharpening, Resizing to
    Standard Dimensions, and many more.
    If you plan on applying these Batch
    Process actions to other sets of photos,
    you can save the Batch, then use Load
    Batch to call it up again later.
    Next, comes Output Settings. First, is the
    Destination folder. I could keep them in
    the same folder as the original photos,
    but instead, I'm going to place them in a
    subfolder called "Proofs."
    For file name, I'm going to choose Rename
    and click Modify to specify the new file
    names. First, I need to include Document
    Name, which means the original file name
    will be included in the new file name.
    Clicking Add moves this to the Included
    box. I'll keep the original file names as
    they are. In addition, I want to add
    Custom Text, and this custom text should
    say "Proof." I have a hyphen between the
    two options, and here's the example
    I can also set what happens with naming
    conflicts, choose the file format, and add
    security features. I can preview each
    image, including the new file name, and then
    click Start. After the Batch Process is
    complete, I can open my Organizer to the
    folder where I placed the proofs. I can
    drag one into the Edit workspace to see
    the new watermark and frame. This brings
    us to the end of this tutorial on
    watermarking. If you're watching this
    video on YouTube, you'll find a link in
    the description below that will take you
    to our tutorial page on the Discovery
    Center. Here you can download a written
    copy of this tutorial to follow along
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