These days everything seems to end up on the internet, and you need to keep your property/images safe.
A great way to do this is to watermark your images. This can be quite an easy task to do if you know how.
By watermarking your images, this can ensure that others do not re use them and claim them as their own, and also if your image is used the watermark with tell the reader where the picture originated and they can go and check out it from the origin source.
With some watermark programs you can be very limited in the font variety that you an use, and if you have a special font you use with all your work, it would look more professional if everything was the same.
Today I will share with you how to watermark your images in a online software program called PicMonkey and how to use your purchased files which are installed in your PC.
For this tutorial you will need the following- Summer Sale Bundle from fontbundles.net PicMonkey program
Image to watermark- I will be using an image from a previous weeks post.
1- Head to google and type in PicMonkey, click on the link.
2- Once the page loads, click on the monkey head at the top left of the screen. This will take you directly to the free version of the program.
3- Select the edit icon, then click on the computer icon.
4- Select the file you would like to watermark and open it.
5- You image will open up on the main screen.
6-Select the Text (text) icon on the left side of the screen.
7- Once you have selected text, click on the "yours" option at the top. This will allow you to access the fonts on your PC.
8- Once your fonts have loaded up, select the font you would like to watermark with., I will be using the Rosealine font from the Summer Sale Bundle.
9-Once you have selected the font a font box will appear.
10- Type your watermark in the text box. It is good to use maybe a business name or web address so people can see where your image came from if for whatever reason the image appears elsewhere.
11- Once you have typed your watermark, adjust the watermark to be all on one line.
12- Select the colour and change to white, then select fde and lighten the watermark to approx 60% This is a good percentage to make the watermark see through but also dark enough for the watermark not to be easily removed.
13- Adjust the watermark to fit your image and rotate it to fit well.
14- Save your file and the watermark is finished.
This is a quick way to add a watermark to your images. If you are editing many images at a time you can also use software like Photoshop etc. I will share how to do this in another blog post.