This photoshop tutorial will show you how you can easily add transparent watermark and copyright info to a whole folder of photos.
NOTE: If you just want to apply watermark to a photo, you can skip step 1, 8 and 9
Step 1) Open your image, go to your actions pallete and create a new action. I’d call it ‘watermark’.
Step 2) Now create a new layer, choose custom shape tool and click on the copyright sign.
Step 3) Draw a black copyright sign on your image.
Step 4) Apply emboss filter to your copyright sign ( filter> stylize>emboss).
Step 5) Change your layer mode to hard light.
Step 6) Now choose Horizontal Type Tool from your Tool Pallete, and write anything you want to say under your big copyright sign. Repeat step 4 & 5 to your text. Here’s mine:
Step 7) To embed a copyright note go to file>file info to bring up the file info dialog. This is where you enter information that you want embedded into the file itself.
Step 8 ) When you’re done, click on the stop icon at the bottom of the Actions Pallete.
Step 9) The last step, go to file>automate>batch (or from adobe bridge, go to tools>photoshop>batch). Choose your actions’s name and click on ‘Choose’ to choose your folder full of photos, then under ‘Destination’ choose ‘Save and Close’. This will apply the watermark, and copyright info to your images and then save and close the documents.
See also: Photoshop Tutorials