This article demonstrates some of the key features of 123 Watermark and shows you how to start creating your own watermarks.
Step 1 - Choose some images to watermark!
To get started, you'll want to add some images. You can either add single images at a time or whole folders of images to watermark at once. Image can either be added using the 'Add Image' and 'Add Folder' menu buttons:
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You can simply drag and drop your files or folders on to the dark grey image list area:
Once you have chosen your images, you should move on to step 2 by selecting the '2. Watermark Options' tab.
Step 2 - Watermark Options
This section is where we will create our first watermark! Begin by ensuring that you have selected the second tab called '2. Watermark Options'.
Layers allow you to have more than one watermark effect at a time. For example, you may want to have some copyright text at the bottom of your image and your company logo at the top. In this case you would create two layers. The first layer has been created for you, however, feel free to add or remove layers as you want. You can rename a layer by double clicking on its name.
Let's start by adding some text to our watermark:
Here, we have selected our new layer and selected the 'Text' tab. To add text simply start typing in the text box. You can choose a different font and colour, add a border, change the size and more from this tab. In this example we are just leaving the text as white in the top left corner.
We want the watermark to be slightly less obvious so we don't detract from our image. Click on the 'Location & Transparency' tab:
Here we have set the transparency to 90% which has made the watermark less obvious. Next we are going to add our company logo to the image. Start by creating a new layer by clicking the 'Add' button in the layers area:
We have created a new later and called it 'Company Logo', we have also selected the 'Image' tab ready to select our logo. Click on the select button and find your image file on your PC:
We are going to make it a little smaller and emboss it over the image to create a 'glass' like effect. Change the size box to 18 and tick the 'Emboss' option:
That looks better, although it is layered on top of our text which is not what we want. Select the 'Location & Tranparency' tab and set the transparency to 85% and the position button to the bottom right:
Now we have designed our watermarks, the next step is to watermark the rest of our images!
Step 3 - Watermark your images!
Start by select the third tab called '3. Save Watermark Images'. Profiles allow you to watermark your images to different locations and sizes and formats all at once. Simply add and remove profiles using the 'Add' and 'Remove' buttons.
Here we already have a new profile. We are going to use this to save our images to another folder:
Here we have selected the 'Save to File(s)' tab, enabled it by clicking on the 'Enabled' checkbox and clicking the 'Select' button to choose a folder location to save the watermarked images.
The final step is to click the 'Watermark Image(s)' button to begin watermarking:
The processing window will show watermarking progress. When complete, you images will be watermarked:
Saving your Session
Finally you might want to save your session, which includes your watermarks and profiles so that you can quickly and easily watermark other images in the future. To do this, simply click the 'File' menu and select 'Save':
You can then reload your session with a few clicks the next time you start 123 Watermark. The last session is always automatically loaded for you.