Watermarks are pretty important to use if you upload pictures to the internet and you don’t want people to steal them. I like to use watermarks for my pictures just in case they end up on another blog or Pinterest. I see it as a free form of advertising instead of a way to protect my pictures.
Photoshop is how I do most of my photo editing but it can be pretty time consuming. As much as I love my watermark made from a brush in Photoshop, I’m trying to find better ways to utilize my time and that includes editing pictures from my phone.
I refuse to spend money on apps. I’ve searched high and low to find a great, free, photo app to make watermarks and I’ve finally found the best one: Studio.
Here is an example of a finished watermark made using the Studio app. The cool thing is that once you make it, they save it and you can use it over and over again!
Here is are the steps to make a free watermark from your phone:
Open Studio. It is a blue app with the plus sign in the middle.
Once you have the app open, press the plus sign at the bottom to either choose a photo or take a photo.
Choose a photo on your phone or take a new photo.
Once you pick a photo you will be given lots of options, go down to badge elements if you want to add a circle to your watermark. If you just want text, skip this part and go directly to text.
Pick the badge shape you want, I prefer circles.
Resize it to fit your needs.
Change the opacity and color by clicking on the color wheel.
Move the badge to the corner where you like your watermarks. I prefer mine to be at the bottom right hand corner.
Add your text by clicking on the text box.
Type in the words you want to use.
Pick the font you want to use.
Change the color and opacity using the color wheel again.
Resize text and move it on top of your badge.
And you have a watermark!
Save it so you can use the watermark for other pictures. You are given an option to share to social media.
Now you have a saved watermark. See how I took a picture of Sesame Street and our afternoon snack with the watermark?
When you are ready to use the watermark again, go back to your original picture and click on the remix button.
Now you can add your watermark to any pictures in your phone photo album or new pics.
Now you have a saved watermark for all your phone pictures!
I have 3-4 different ones of varying opacity just in case I have pictures that are lighter than others. It also took me a few tries to get the size of the font right. Play around and have fun! It takes time, but even the ones that aren’t free take plenty of time.
Do you use a watermark for anything? Blog? Professional use? Fun?