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PS: Batch resize & watermark tutorial

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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).


01 PS: Batch resize & watermark tutorial
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”

02 PS: Batch resize & watermark tutorial
2. Now, click the icon shown above “Create new set” and name it whatever you want. I named it “cherylchu.com”

03 PS: Batch resize & watermark tutorial
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.

04 PS: Batch resize & watermark tutorial
4. Resize your image. (“Alt+Ctrl+I” or click “Image >> Image size”) Set the width/ height you would prefer for your photos.

05 PS: Batch resize & watermark tutorial
5. Now add your watermark and save your image to a specified folder before closing the file.

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6. Now remember to press the square icon (stop playing/ recording).

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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.

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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.

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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.

17 Responses to this post
  1. Posted on April 13, 2010 by kenwooi

    hmm.. interesting.. i always do mine manually.. haha..
    thanks for the tips! =)

    • Posted on April 13, 2010 by admin

      No problem =) Glad you found it interesting..

  2. Posted on April 14, 2010 by Keith

    This is a nice one. Fast and effective.. thanks

    • Posted on April 14, 2010 by admin

      You’re welcome and thanks for liking this

  3. Posted on April 14, 2010 by JLean

    Checking out ere. =)

    • Posted on April 14, 2010 by admin

      okay lol

  4. Posted on April 16, 2010 by Leon

    Heh Cheryl. I got stuck at the last 2 steps. I save the file as .atn format (default format, i guess) but when I try to duel with the final 2 steps it says Photoshop cant detect any source. =p

    • Posted on April 16, 2010 by admin

      Hi Leon. Look at your actions window, is the set you created there after you saved? Usually, if you do not have any files opened and would just like to batch resize/ tag, you can double click your .atn action (wherever you saved it), and then proceed to step 8.

      If that is not your problem, you have to make sure that while you are at step 8, below Source “Folder”, “choose” the right source of whichever folder of photos you would like to edit.

      For example, I created a folder called actions in my desktop. In there are 10 photos I would like to edit. That folder would then be my source. Does that make sense?

      Hope you figured out how to work it out and thanks for trying out! =)

      • Posted on April 17, 2010 by Leon

        Cheers! I hope that helps. I think d 2nd solution helps! I’ll try that. XD

        • Posted on April 18, 2010 by admin

          You’re welcome lol

  5. Posted on April 21, 2010 by Vincent Pang

    have you tried it on images which is portrait? or you use another action for portrait?

    • Posted on April 21, 2010 by admin

      As I said at the top of the tutorial, you would have to create another action for vertical shots because I have set the default size of these images through actions. Hope I am clear lol. Btw, nice site you have there! =)

  6. Posted on June 28, 2010 by Swiss Ball Exercises

    Great, I never knew this, thanks.

    • Posted on June 28, 2010 by admin

      Glad you liked this tutorial =)

  7. Posted on August 3, 2010 by yanlinaung

    I want to study from basic.I respect to u.

    • Posted on August 5, 2010 by admin

      Thanks :)

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