In this post I'll show you how to make a transparent watermark file in Gimp. I've mentioned .png files before and if you haven't heard of those before, don't worry. All you need to know for the purpose of this tutorial is that a .png is an image file type like .jpg (which you may be more familiar with). But unlike .jpg the .png supports transparent layers. And that is a very good thing when making a watermark file.
Compare the two watermarks in the image above, the top one is .jpg, the bottom one is .png. Although you could use a .jpg and maybe change the opacity of it, it is still a lot more.. in yer face than its transparent cousin .png.
To move the text you can use the Text tool itself or the Move tool which looks like a cross with arrows on the ends. Marked with circle.
If you need to make extra changes to the text, double click on the 'T' icon for that layer in the layer box on the right.
When you're happy with the look and content of your watermark, single-click on the 'Background' layer in the layer box and then delete it by clicking on the little bin icon (marked with yellow circle).
You can of course make a few watercolours in different colours if you want. And different sizes too.
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