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Photoshop Basics: How to use text and create watermarks

Friday, 10 June 2016
Using Photoshop is pretty simple for the most part, however it just takes a lot of learning and practice. I've been using Photoshop for over 10 years now and I'm still learning. Adding text to your images and making them into watermarks is pretty simple and great for blogging. Hopefully the instructions below will help you on your way to being a text whizz!

1. Open your image. File > Open (or Command+O on your keyboard)

2. Add text by clicking on the text tool (or pressing T)

3. Then dragging your cursor over the area you want to add text. This will form a text box.

4. Add whatever text you like. Edit font, size, orientation, and colour in the top bar.

5. For more custom options open your character window (Window > Character) for line spacing, character spacing, and options such as strikeout and underline. The paragraph tab with it will allow you to turn off hyphenation if that is a problem.

6. To add a watermark, do steps 2 - 5 for your text. Then using the opacity settings set them to around 30%, depending on your image brightness it may be higher or lower. The in the main image is set at 20% due to the light background, how light you set it is up to you.

7. Use the move tool (press V) to move the text wherever you want on the canvas.

8. Save and continue your fab blogging!

If you have any problems or questions please let me know so I can edit this tutorial accordingly! Hopefully it all went well though, and you can now add watermarks to all of your blog photos and even your Instagram photos if you want to edit them on the computer too. I'll have more tutorials coming soon and at the moment I'm planning on the basics, but if you have anything in particular you want to learn please let me know!

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