The photo you capture spreads words for you.
Every photographer has their unique style, and their audiences know who is the man behind capturing this.
Now, you may ask- this works for well-known photographers. How can I protect my images I capture when the world doesn’t know me?
The simple answer is- create a watermark and add it to your photos. And here is where the real challenge comes. Making a watermark will be a daunting task if you don’t know how to do it.
But Adobe Lightroom makes the task effortless for you.
In this guide, we let you learn how to add a watermark in Lightroom.
So, let’s dive into this step-by-step guide.
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How to Add a Watermark in Lightroom?
In a quick recap, here how you can create a watermark in Adobe Lightroom:
Firstly, open Lightroom and go to Edit > Edit Watermarks. Then, choose the watermark style between text and graphic from the pop-up box. Adjust text by choosing the font, style, color, and other effects if you choose Text. On the other hand, tap on Choose and select a jpg or png file you want to use as a watermark. Finally, click on Save after applying necessary adjustments.
How to Add a Text Watermark in Lightroom?
From this chapter, you can learn how to create a text watermark following 4 simple steps.
Step 1. Go to Edit > Edit Watermarks
Start your workflow by going to Edit > Edit Watermarks (if you use PC).
On the other hand, if you use Mac, go to Lightroom > Edit Watermarks. It will bring a new dialogue box like the below screenshot.
Step 2. Select the Watermark Style
Lightroom lets you create two types of watermark- Text, and Graphic.
As we want to make a text-based copyright symbol, choose Text from the two options.
Step 3. Finetune the Option setting
Now, it’s time to decorate your text-based watermark. You can choose font, font style, and choose its alignment. Also, Lightroom allows you to change the text color.
If you want to add shadow, tick mark the icon. Then, adjust the opacity, offset, and other settings to style your text.
Indeed, you can explore and test every option to bring the best output.
Step 4. Save the work
Once you are satisfied with the result, click Save to save your work.
How to Add a Graphic Watermark in Lightroom?
In this section, you can learn how to make a graphic watermark in Adobe Lightroom.
Step 1. Choose “Graphic” as your watermark stylish
First off, go to Edit > Edit Watermarks. It will open up a pop-up box. From there, choose Graphic as your watermark type.
Step 2. Select Choose and pick a png file
You can find an option name Choose. Tap on the button and it will bring you to your computer gallery.
From there, choose a photo you want to use as your watermark. We always recommend you select a png file that has a transparent background.
Step 3. Finetune the Option Setting
Just as you did when making a text watermark, you need to do the same thing in this step too.
Begin adjusting and apply effects to your graphic copyright symbol. You can finetune color, apply shadow, and align it.
Step 4. Save
Finally, tap on the Save button to save when you are satisfied with your work.
Learn how to apply a watermark in Adobe Lightroom
You learned how to create both text and graphic watermarks. Now, it’s time to apply the watermark to your image using Lightroom.
Apply watermark to a single image:
- Tap on Export and then click on the Export again.
- Tick mark the Watermark box
- Select the watermark you wish to add to an image and tap on Export again.
- Finally, open the image and it shows you the watermark is applied to the photo.
Apply watermark to multiple photos:
- Create a slideshow first
- Apply the watermark to all the images by checking the watermark from the Overlay option.
- Select the watermark and click through the slideshow and it will apply the copyright symbol to your pictures.
I hope you find this guide on How to add a watermark in Lightroom useful.
Follow the 4 simple steps we mentioned to create both text and graphic watermarks.
Also, we elaborated on how to apply the watermark you created to the photos.
Now, it’s up to you.
Are you ready to create and add a watermark using Adobe Lightroom? What type of watermark are you going to try first- text or graphic?
Let us know by leaving a comment below.