A lot of beginners ask “How do I create my watermark” Here’s how.
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In Photoshop create a new document, you’ll want something about the size of a 5×7, we won’t need that large, but it makes it easier to work with.
I recommend either making the background color something other than white. You can either make this change before creating your workspace, but I just draw a box over the entire work area once open, which lets me see the logo on white and another color (we will be hiding it later).
Choose the text tool from the left side toolbar
Click somewhere in the middle left of your work area and type what you want your text to be
Select the text you typed and change the font to something you like (I use Freestyle script – https://www.dafontfree.net/freefonts-freestyle-script-f64813.htm)
Double click the text layer on the right to open the layer style popup.
The following is how I do my outline watermark, your choices will vary
Notice the distance between the first and second line, my easy fix, now that I have my text where I want it is to simply duplicate that text layer with all the style changes and then delete the text I don’t want so each line is its own text layer, then I can move and arrange them as I want.
Next step is we want to take the crop tool and draw a crop somewhat close to the logo, remember you have an outer glow so you cannot be too close. Once selected click that checkmark at the top and it will crop.
Click file and hover over export and choose Export As
A save as dialogue box pops up, remember where you saved this at.
**save your photoshop file**
That is how you create a watermark simply with text. The process is the same for no matter what you want to lay on your photo, as long as the background is transparent you are good.
I will create a file on how to apply the exported watermark in Lightroom soon