Creating and adding watermark to pictures in GIMP

3년 전

Hi fellow steemians!

Let me show you a way you can create a watermark and add it to your picture, all done in GIMP.

First create the watermark.

Step 1; Create a new image

I chose to make a image a bit wider than the resolution of my camera. Camera shoots at the widest 5194 pixels so I created an image at 6000x100 pixels. This will allow me to play a little with the watermark if I need to shrink it some to make a better fit.


Step 2; Fill with solid colour

Since I'm aiming to to make a watermark with a solid background I choose a grey colour. I also aim to fade the layer so the colour is not that important.


Step 3; Add text

Add the text you want your watermark to contain. I chose a copyright symbol and my nickname on steemit.
Place the text on the far right (or wherever you want it)
After adding text you flatten image and export it in your favourite file format.



Adding your watermark to your picture

Step 5; Open you picture file in GIMP

Now open up your picture you want to add watermark to.
I like boats so I chose a photo I took of a Viksund 360 St Cruz Flybridge in the sunlight.


Step 6; Open up your watermark as a layer


Step 7; Move layer and fade it (if you want it faded that is...)


Step 8; Flatten image and save your project

Here are the final photo with and without the watermark for comparison:



I hope you find this useful and don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions.



(All work presented in this post including the photograph is content created by me)

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Thanks for the instructions.

Namaste, JaiChai


Hope it's of some use to you. Thank you for leaving a comment :)

Great post @richeros ...very useful tutorial...


Thanks for dropping by and I'm glad you found this useful. Have a nice day!

Very clear instructions thank you


Thank you for the positive feedback @techpuffin, let me know if you need any assistance with your watermark project.

  ·  3년 전

GIMP like be Photoshop or something for photo edited? I must tried/..


Yes, GIMP is a free & open source image editor and works in many ways like Photoshop. Let me know if you need any help. Good luck :)

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@cleverbot do you enjoy graphic watermarks like the one in this example?


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