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How to Watermark Your Photos on PicMonkey

While I have a Photoshop program that I am learning to use, I sometimes want to do something quick and easy with my photos. My go to tool for this is the online photo editor known as PicMonkey. They offer a variety of tools that are easy to use and give stunning results. They also offer a paid version which gives you a few more features. In this tutorial I am going to guide you through making a quick water mark for your photos using their free tools.

Step One:

Head over to PicMonkey.com. You will see a few options along the top of the page. Click on Edit.

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Step Two:

Once you click on Edit, a window will open taking you to your photos, choose the photo you want to use.

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Step Three:

Your photo will now be open in the PicMonkey edit area. You will see a long narrow box to the left with options. Click on the Tt as seen in the photo below.

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Step Four:

Once you have clicked on the Tt a list of fonts will appear. Go down the list and chose one you would like to use. PicMonkey offers a nice selection of free fonts. Any font that you see that has a gold crown can only be accessed if you have their paid subscription, Royale. I chose Verdana for this one.

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Step Five:

Your selection for font will be highlighted. Now you need to go to the top and click on 'add text'.

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Step Six:

You will now see an adjustable text box appear on your photo (1.) This is movable. Around the four corners of the text box you will notice little circles, you can use these to make the text area larger, wider, narrower or smaller. The circle in the center top is used to rotate or turn your text.

To the right you will notice another box has appeared.

2. Here you can adjust the color of your text.

3. This slider will fade your text if want. Slide it to the right until you get the fade look you want.

4. Here you can Bold, Italic, and center your text to the left or right.

5. This slider allows you to adjust the size of your text.

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Step Seven:

Move the text box to where you want it to appear on your photo. Type in whatever your personal watermark is to be. Adjust the size, color if you want, fade it or leave it as it is. Click on the save button (at the top above your photo) and that's it your done!

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Of course this is simple watermark. You can make it as elaborate as you like. When you first open your photo in the PicMonkey editor try clicking on the butterfly icon first instead of the Tt for text. This will take you into the overlay area. Here you will find all sorts of overlays. You can adjust the size, color and fade of them. Then just go back to text and add text over it. The possibilities are as endless as your imagination. Have fun!

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Comments

suffolkjason wrote on August 23, 2014, 5:54 AM

Wow! What a comprehensive guide. I love these step by step guides with screenshots and no assumption of knowledge. Perfect for all us non-techies.

MegL wrote on August 23, 2014, 5:55 AM

I like picmonkey it's an excellent program and can do simply what would takes AGES on my paid-for photo editing software. Thanks for this tutorial, very useful!

tinamarie wrote on August 23, 2014, 8:58 AM

Awesome! I never thought about using PicMonkey here. I use it for my facebook page and for my Jewelry Business, but i never occurred to me to use it on Persona!

LynnWrites wrote on August 23, 2014, 9:24 AM

I actually did this up for my niece today and emailed it to her, then thought I might as well post it here in case anyone else needs to use watermarks. I'm not techie either and I always appreciate finding a good tutorial that explains it all. Thanks for stopping by, suffolkjason !

LynnWrites wrote on August 23, 2014, 9:26 AM

I hear you, MegL . If I have time I'll use Photoshop, but sometimes don't and PicMonkey is so intuitive to use and does an awesome job.

LynnWrites wrote on August 23, 2014, 9:29 AM

PicMonkey is an awsome tool, tinamarie . I think if posting photos online a watermark can't hurt!

Kasman wrote on August 23, 2014, 2:43 PM

I don't see the point of watermarking an image unless the watermark is right in the middle of it. Any watermark at the edge of an image is easily cropped out - and they can be overwritten.

Shadi wrote on August 23, 2014, 2:57 PM

I never heard of Pickmonkey before but seeing the amazing results I may want to give it a try. Thank you for the detailed guide :)

LynnWrites wrote on August 23, 2014, 3:38 PM

I agree, Kasman . If I am really worried about a photo being taken I will watermark in the middle. I rarely post my best photos online, so watermarking in the corner is good enough for me.

LynnWrites wrote on August 23, 2014, 3:38 PM

Your welcome, Shadi , its very easy to use!

BarbRad wrote on August 23, 2014, 4:11 PM

I've also been using PicMonkey, but I haven't yet decided what I should watermark. Many sites won't let you post watermarked photos. You can't use them for your intro photo even here.

LynnWrites wrote on August 23, 2014, 4:48 PM

Our local photography club has a website where we all meet to learn and do challenges, I have to watermark them for there. I use it on my flikr account too. I didn't know you couldn't use them on some sites, good to know. Thanks, BarbRad

Kasman wrote on August 24, 2014, 12:35 PM

Photographs can be invisibly watermarked. There are programs online which will allow you to do so. I have no experience doing this but you might want to check this one out http://www.adptools.com/en/signmyimage-description.html

LynnWrites wrote on August 24, 2014, 2:05 PM

I never new that, I love that idea, Kasman . Thanks for sharing that, I'm going to give it a try!

Kasman wrote on August 24, 2014, 2:47 PM

I would be interested in knowing how you get on with that.

madhavan_as wrote on August 25, 2014, 11:05 AM

nice and good to know how to make a watermarking photos.