Watermarks are a great way to brand your imagery and showcase your work. They’re also incredibly easy to make and use! Let’s quickly create a custom watermark and use it on an image inside of ON1 Photo RAW.
2022ON1 Photo RAWIntermediate / AdvancedEditLayersProduct TrainingDylan Kotecki
24 comments on “How to Create a Custom Watermark”
On July 21, 2022 at 11:16 am william ballard wrote:
Excellent video on creating a watermark.
On July 21, 2022 at 12:41 pm Timothy Palmer-Benson wrote:
Am stuck at the beginning. Layers panel and everything below it is greyed out and not active….what settings do i need to activate it?
On July 21, 2022 at 12:50 pm Timothy Palmer-Benson replied:
Restarted and problem corrected itself. Wonder what I did to cause it or is it a bug?
On July 29, 2022 at 2:07 pm email@example.com replied:
I had the same problem then realised I was in edit, not browse. Dylan commented on starting in browse. Changed to browse and all worked. Your restart would take you to browse as a starting point so maybe you had the same issue?
On July 21, 2022 at 12:49 pm Timothy Palmer-Benson wrote:
Restrated and problem corrected itself. Wonder what I did to cause it or is it a bug?
On July 21, 2022 at 1:40 pm Bronnie Thompson wrote:
I never knew I could do that! Awesome, thanks for the straightforward explanation
On July 21, 2022 at 2:06 pm Ed Adams wrote:
good video.. I have a few questions.
1. If you look at your Signature using that font the space between the D and the y is too large for my preference. Can on1 allow me to change the spacing between only those two letters?
2. Can I add elements to text like shadows etc? with on1?
3. I use watermarks as a brush, can I change what you did to a brush?
Thanks in advance,
On July 22, 2022 at 12:00 pm Dylan Kotecki replied:
Hey, Ed thanks for watching! 🙂
1. Yes – highlight the specific letter space that you want to modify and use the Character Spacing slider to adjust.
2. Unfortunately there aren’t any effects for text.
3. Through Photo RAW you wouldn’t be able to export your watermark as brush – just as a file. You could import your watermark brushes that you’ve used and they will work in Photo RAW.
On July 22, 2022 at 4:42 pm Ed Adams replied:
thank you Dylan
On July 21, 2022 at 2:19 pm Timothy Palmer-Benson wrote:
What do you do if the white text is lost in the white background of an image?
On July 22, 2022 at 11:56 am Dylan Kotecki replied:
You could make a black text watermark and a white text for instances like that – just change the font color in the top tool modifier bar.
On July 21, 2022 at 5:11 pm Greg Boyle wrote:
Is it possible to edit an existing watermark without starting from scratch? I would like to edit the color so, depending on the photo, I can insert the proper colored watermark onto the photo. Thanks!
On July 22, 2022 at 12:02 pm Dylan Kotecki replied:
You could modify your png watermark using the Edit module – paint with color in the Local Adjustments tab should do the trick for painting in a specific color.
On July 22, 2022 at 2:43 pm Greg Boyle replied:
Well I feel like a blithering idiot. I cannot seem to make the adjustments needed. After I get to the Local Adjustments what do I do to change colors including Export settings? Any further help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
On July 22, 2022 at 3:42 pm Greg Boyle replied:
Never Mind. I found that, if I go into the Effects -> Photo Filter and select a color, the text in my Watermark changes. Easy Peasy!
On July 22, 2022 at 12:41 am Russ Hore wrote:
Excellent explanation. Many thanks
On July 24, 2022 at 3:30 am Henry Gervers wrote:
as always…. cool video..
One thing.., how to integrate the fonts in One1
Maybe I’m blind but I don’t find how
Can you help me out?
And please go ahead teaching the crowd 🙏
On July 25, 2022 at 6:52 am Barry Turner wrote:
I’ve imported a few font styles, and can see them immediately in “Word” yet they don’t appear in the ON1 text menu: Any ideas?
On August 3, 2022 at 7:14 am shtrbug60 wrote:
Hi Dylan – I’m trying to make note cards. I have to go through a lab to get all the printing done. I assuming that to create the info that goes on the back of the card is like creating a watermark for the photo. I have followed all of your steps and exported as a png to a folder on my desk top, where I keep my images that will be uploaded to the lab using their template. My issue – the exported png shows in the folder of images, but when those images (that folder) are brought into the web site (ROES) they are not there and I cannot put that info into the template. Have I missed a step or is creating this watermark or would this be an entirely different procedure? Thanks for any help on this….Theresa
On August 4, 2022 at 10:42 am Dylan Kotecki replied:
Hi there! I’m not sure what’s happening Theresa – if you can see the images exported from Photo RAW, I’m assuming it’s the uploader or website that is having issues. Possibly the file is too big?
On August 4, 2022 at 10:41 am Dylan Kotecki wrote:
If you’re having trouble finding the font inside of Photo RAW, restart the program and then try looking for the font – takes a reboot to populate the font in the menu sometimes. Cheers!
On October 8, 2022 at 11:52 am schnur7 wrote:
This was a great tutorial! I used a watermark for the first time. I used it on jpeg photos. I take sports photos for some high school teams and don’t want to have to edit every photo. When I applied the watermark and exported the photos it was very faint on many of them. This was a night soccer game with poor lighting taken at high ISO so maybe that had something to do with it?
On March 15, 2023 at 4:09 am Guido Galasso wrote:
??? Is this one available on MAC machine only ?
On March 15, 2023 at 2:50 pm Patrick Smith replied:
This works on both Mac and Windows