Using Your New Watermark
I use Photoshop Elements to edit my photos, so my instructions will be geared towards Photoshop applications. However, your watermark has been saved as a PNG file which will allow you to use it with all editing software. If for some reason you are having trouble adding your watermark to your photo, please email me and I can help.
In your editing program, open your photo and edit it (crop, brighten, sharpen, etc.)
Open your watermark. It is on a transparent (checkerboard) background, so it will be difficult to see until it’s placed onto the photo.
Your editing program should have something displaying Layers. In Photoshop it is on the right hand side at the bottom. Select your watermark and you should see a thumbnail image of it in the Layers bin. Click and drag the watermark from the Layers bin directly onto your photo. You should see the watermark clearly now and you can now resize it to fit your photo correctly. Resizing it from the corners of the selection box will allow you to keep its proportions intact.
You can now save your photo as a JPG image for your blog or shop.
If you don't have a photo editing program that allows you to layer photos, you can download a free program called GIMP, here. I've made a tutorial using GIMP, here.
Please let me know what you think - I really would appreciate the feedback. As I create additional watermarks, I'll post it on the blog and add the information on this post.
Thanks so much!