Creating a Watermark for Your Projects

Watermarks can assist in establishing a brand identity and help protect your work from theft by having your name or business clearly labeled on your images. This guide will show you how to create a transparent logo to add as a watermark to your projects.

Step 1: Open the Designer and click on the Blank Canvas tab. You have several size options here, but a mid-sized canvas will be most versatile for a logo. You can also input your desired canvas size for a customize sized canvas. 

Pro Tip: Consider using 5 x 3 in for a horizontal logo or 5.5 x 8.5 in for vertical logos.

Step 2: Choose the Customize tab from the menu on the left. Select the first square and choose the transparent background. The icon is a teardrop with a line through it. If the transparent checkerboard is difficult to view with your design, you can keep it a solid color until the end. 

Step 3: If you're designing a text-driven logo, add your text by clicking on the Text tab in the menu on the left, then clicking the Add Text button. You can customize your text to get the best aesthetic for your design! 

Step 4: To add a graphic to your watermark, select Graphics from the left-hand menu. You can add a graphic, and then customize it using our tools.

Step 5: Once finished, click the Save button at the top of the page in the Main Navigation Menu and select Computer (don't forget to change the background back to transparent if you made it solid while designing). Save as a PNG, as this format will keep the background transparent. If you save as a JPG or PDF, your logo will save with a white background.

Step 6: You can now add your watermark to all of your BeFunky images! Check out our article on adding a watermark to see how to apply it to your images. 

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