How to Add a Watermark to Your Photos in Photoshop Elements

On this video Bob Gager, Group Product Manager for Photoshop Elements, demonstrates how to create a watermark using Adobe Photoshop Elements.

Adding a watermark in Photoshop elements is very simple. You need to create a new image (make sure that it is transparent) and create your text/image. We would recommend making it large enough for any size image that you might have (making is smaller is typically not a problem but upscalling it might be) and save it.

Gager use a very simple method for adding the watermark – simply by dragging and dropping the watermark into your image. There are other methods such as creating and saving a brush as a watermark which you can also do (you ca see some of them in Photoshop/Lightroom below – they should apply to Photoshop Elements as well).

We have looked at different ways to create a watermark in both Photoshop and Lightroom as well, Aaron Nace did a video on adding a watermark in Photoshop entitled “The Best Way to Watermark Your Images in Photoshop“, we also looked at “Creating Watermarks in Lightroom 5” by Mark Wallace, a different look at the same thing on “How to Add a Watermark in Lightroom 5” with Howard Pinsky and “Creating a Watermark in Photoshop – A Quick Tutorial” by Jen Swedhin.

You can find more Photoshop Elements guides on our dedicated photo editing section on LensVid.
Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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