After trying to assist a customer with inserting her watermark in Elements this morning we felt her frustration. We have never really used Elements but we were determined to work it out for her. After staring at the screen for 10 minutes blankly we finally worked out how to do it in a round about way. I am going to explain this all in the simplest terms for those who have no understanding of the programs as when I tried to google this the information was either minimal or confusing.
Open your main image in Elements and edit if desired. Make sure the tab up the top is set to ‘expert’.
Open your logo or watermark in your computer’s default image viewer (for us it is Preview)
Select the image by going to edit > select all or by holding down command (or the control key for windows) at the same time as clicking on the letter A. Copy the image by clicking edit > copy or by holding command and C down at the same time.
Go back to your image in Elements and click edit > paste or command and P. If you can not see the image on the screen once you have done this but can see an extra layer on the tab at the right drag the logo layer to the top of the list.
Above the layers tab there is a little box which will be set to normal, click on the drop down box and change the blending mode to darken. This will make the colours of the outer of the image blend into the background.
The final step is to change your opacity from 100% down to the desired transparency, the higher the number the more solid the logo/ watermark will appear.
I hope this helps the wonderful lady who this information was blogged for and anyone else with the same or a similar question in the future. Have a great weekend guys.