How to… watermark images using PicMonkey

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When clients have photos of their unique work on their websites, I highly recommend that these images are (subtly) watermarked. The reason for this is two-fold:

  1. Marketing – ensure anyone who sees this image elsewhere knows who the artist is.
  2. Protection – help prevent others using your images without your permission.

This article shows you how to watermark images using PicMonkey, which is both freely available, and easy to use.
 

Part One – create the watermark

If you already have the image/logo you would like to use as a png file with a transparent background, you can skip to Part Two.

  1. Download this transparent background image and save to your computer > ** Transparent background**
  2. Go to www.picmonkey.com
  3. Click on the EDIT option, and select the saved Transparent Background image from step 1 from your computer files
    Picmonkey edit
  4. Click the CROP button, and crop the transparent background to the size/shape you would like
    Picmonkey crop1
    picmonkey crop2
  5. Click on the overlay (butterfly) icon, and then click on YOUR OWN to upload your image/logo from your computer.
    overlay
  6. Use the FADE slider to fade your image/logo to the desired level
    overlay fade
  7. Click SAVE

 

Part Two – watermark your image

  1. Go to www.picmonkey.com
  2. Click on the EDIT option, and select the image you would like to watermark from your computer files
    Picmonkey edit
  3. Click on the overlay (butterfly) icon, and then click on YOUR OWN to upload your saved watermark from Part One from your computer.
    watermark image in picmonkey
  4. Move/resize your watermark as needed
    watermarked photo
  5. Click SAVE
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