[Please note: This post involves a Photoshop tutorial and I don’t know if it will translate well to other programs. If you aren’t a Photoshop user, it might make your eyes roll back in your head, and I wouldn’t want to be responsible for that. Proceed at your own risk: you have been warned.]

I haven’t done a Works-for-Me Wednesday in ages because I’m such a Wordless Wednesday addict. Today, however, I’m going to tackle both!

I love taking pictures, and I recently decided to start watermarking some. A reader asked me in comments how I made my watermark, so I thought I would share it with you.

I am the queen of the Google search, so I looked for something like “watermark photos” and came up with this handy tutorial at I worked through the tutorial, but then I saw and downloaded their watermark Photoshop action.

At first I didn’t like it because it made a big black box in the corner of my photo, always seeming to cover something important. Then I thought of the perfect fix: decrease the opacity of the rounded rectangle, or black layer, to 50%, thereby letting the photo show through the watermark. Instead of running the action each time, I saved the .PSD file (with the watermark customized with my URL) and stored it in the folder where I dump all of my blog photos after they’ve been doctored and resized for the web.

When I want to watermark a photo, I finish my photo editing and resizing and then open that .PSD file. I drag both layers (text and black background) into the corner of my photo. The cool thing is that you can drag it to either corner and it will work.

Examples, you say? Here you go!

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