Another photoshop tutorial today to show a quick way to batch resize and add a watermark to your photos This tutorial applies when you are batch editing photos of the same size, which means you can only record an action to batch edit a set of horizontal photos and another action for vertical photos for example.
Here, I will show you how I quickly batch resize and add watermarks on a set of the recent Buntal sunrise post photos (horizontal shots).
1. Firstly, open one of your photos which you would like to resize and add a watermark to it. To show your action windows, press the keys “Alt + F9″ or go to “Window >> Actions”
2. Now, click the icon shown above “Create new set” and name it whatever you want. I named it “cherylchu.com”
3. Next, click the icon “Create new action” and again, name it whatever you like. I named it “resize and watermark”. Here, you can see the circle icon turn red which indicates that your actions are being recorded.
4. Resize your image. (“Alt+Ctrl+I” or click “Image >> Image size”) Set the width/ height you would prefer for your photos.
5. Now add your watermark and save your image to a specified folder before closing the file.
6. Now remember to press the square icon (stop playing/ recording).
7. If you plan to use this action a lot in the future, go to the top right of your actions windows, click it and “Save actions…” Whenever you would want to use this action, you can load it or double click the file and it will load on photoshop.
8. To batch edit a set of photos with the action you just created from a certain folder. Go “File >> Automate >> Batch…” and choose the name of your set and action besides the source of the photos you want to apply your action to. Do not alter the other settings here.
Photoshop will then do all the work and you can see your files saved in the specific folder resized and with watermarks on them. No need the fuss to edit them one by one any longer. Hope you enjoy this tutorial and that it has helped you speed up photo editing.