Easily create a transparent watermark with GIMP

December 2016


Easily create a transparent watermark with GIMP

This article explains how to create a basic transparent watermark with GIMP.

The trick is to superimpose a text or image over a transparent background.
  • Launch GIMP
  • Click on "File" > "New"
  • Define the Width and Height
  • Go to "Advanced Options"
  • Next to "Fill with:" and select "Transparency".
  • Click on OK to validate.
  • Now simply enter the text of your choice.
  • Click on File > Export as
  • Select a file name and a destination to save your file.
  • Expand the "Select File Type" option and select PNG:
  • Click on Export and confirm:
  • Your watermark is ready for use!

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