Watermarking images is very important for photographers, because it is a means to protect their intellectual property. Watermarking is not a foolproof method to avoid having your images stolen online, because someone could “Photoshop” your watermark out if they really, really wanted to. Nevertheless, watermarking your images is always good practice, but can be a painstaking process if you have to watermark each image individually.
By using Photoshop Actions, you can create a Watermark action that allows you to effortlessly apply your watermark to a batch of images. So let’s begin!
Step 1 – Creating your own watermark
You can create your watermark in any way you like, using image/s, text, different colours, etc. This is entirely up to you. My method is one that generally shows up well on 99,99% of my images. So I am going to explain step-by-step, how I created mine.
I created a new Photoshop file and used the following dimensions: 1896 x 648. (Yours may differ depending on the layout and design of your watermark, but this size works well when applying it to a full resolution image).