by Fr. Anthony Falsarella
(Beacon NY USA)

photo of 1st lady of cyrpus

photo of 1st lady of cyrpus

photo of 1st lady of cyrpus signature file Watermarked Photo

Q: I would like to insert a watermark into photos via PSE. How? I am enclosing a photo, and then an eps file. I do have the psd if needed.

A: Here's one way to do it.

  1. Open both the photo and the signature in Elements.

  2. Go to the Layers panel of the Signature file and click and drag the Background Layer right over the top of the other photo. It will come in as a new Layer which you can see in the Layers Panel.

  3. Go to the Toolbox and click on the Move Tool which is the first tool. Now go up to the Options bar and make sure the box that says Show Bounding Box is checked.

    You can now click on one of the Corner Handles around your Signature and drag diagonally to size it as you please. You can also move it to the position you want it by clicking and dragging it. When you like the size and position click the green checkmark to accept the change.

    At this point you might find the Bounding Box distracting so go up to the Options bar and uncheck the box for Show Bounding Box.

  4. Go to the Layers Panel and change the Blend Mode to Multiply. Do that by clicking on the field at the top of the Layers Panel that says Normal to reveal the drop-down menu. Choose Multiply. That will get rid of the white background of your Signature and also make your Signature semi-transparent. If you want it more transparent just use the Opacity slider at the top of the Layers Panel.

I hope this answers your question.

Good luck,

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