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Why You Need to Watermark Your Images in Photoshop

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Putting logos in your photos is a highly debated question in photography. For some, adding a watermark works as a credential or build credibility of your work. For others, watermarks are seen as distractions. The idea behind a watermark is that if a potential client likes your work, they can find you based on the information you put on your photo. It also helps preventing others from using illegally.

You may be a professional or you can be an amateur looking for some peer recognition. However, in both cases, you need to know certain aspects of using watermark onto your images. Here are some tips on how you can use the watermark on your images using Photoshop –

1.Do not Make it too Big and Unpleasant – 

For sure, any potential thief would have second thoughts about stealing an image with a large watermark right smack in the middle of it.

Photography of a Dry Leaf

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However, a watermark like this will ruin your image.

2.Use Your Business Logo –

Using your business logo is a good idea as long as the logo is not too artistic.

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If the information is impossible to interpret, then it makes no sense either.

3.Create a Simple One Liner –

Create a watermark that contains a copyright symbol which may include your name or business name and contact information in Photoshop or Lightroom.

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However, providing the contact information is not mandatory.

4.Use Contrast – 

Use black text for lighter colored backgrounds and white text for dark backgrounds will make your watermark logo work like magic.

Past and Future of eCommerce Business with a Clock

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At the end of the day, keep in mind that you do not want to put unnecessary watermark on your image.