Add Watermarks in Premiere

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You're watching VisiHow. In this video, we're going to demonstrate how to add a watermark in Adobe Premiere Pro 2015.


Steps

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    To begin, we need to obtain a watermark. We can do that by importing an item. To import an item, right-click a blank area of the "Project" window.
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    Click "Import..."
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    Then, locate the file you want to import. For this tutorial, the VisiHow logo will be imported from the desktop by double-clicking the "visi logo.png" file. The file will be imported into "Project".
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    Click and drag the watermark in the project window to a free track of the timeline. The watermark might be very large.
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    Click the clip in the timeline. Let's choose some effects.
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    Click the "Motion" arrow on the left-hand side to expand the menu.
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    You can scale the watermark size down by clicking and dragging the "Scale" value left or right. Let's decrease the "Scale" value from 100.0 to 31.0.
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    Then, you can click and drag both of the "Position" values to position the title. There are two numbers for the x and y axes. Let's click the x axis number (the first one) and drag it to the left or right in order to move the logo along the x axis.
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    Then, click and drag the y axis value left or right to position the logo vertically. Drag the mouse cursor to the left in order to bring the logo up. Another item that you can set in the effects menu is "Opacity".
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    You can expand the "Opacity" menu by clicking the arrow next to "Opacity" on the left side of the screen.
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    Click and drag the "Opacity" value. Let's drag it to 80 %, which is a good transparency level for a watermark. You can set the opacity of the watermark according to your preference.
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    To get this watermark over the entire timeline, click the timeline.
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    Press the "-" key on the keyboard if necessary. This will zoom out on this section so that you can see the entire timeline.
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    Next, click and drag on the edge of the watermark clip so that it extends to the end of the main clip. Now, as you go throughout the timeline, you will see that the VisiHow watermark appears in every frame of the video.
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    Click the watermark track.
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    Press "delete". There is another way to add a watermark, which may be a little better if you have a lot of videos that should have the watermark appear throughout.
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    As a second way to add a watermark, go to the rendering menu by pressing "command" + "M" on the keyboard.
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    Check "Image Overlay". It is one option in the effects menu.
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    Then, click the "Applied" drop-down menu.
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    Click "Choose..."
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    From "Select an image" window, select the same watermark file by double-clicking it.
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    In the "Effects" tab, you can adjust the "Size" and "Opacity" values by clicking and dragging them to the left or right.
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    The "Offset (X,Y)" position can be changed too. You can do it by clicking and dragging the two 0 values next to "Offset (X,Y)". Let's click and drag the x axis to the right.
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    Let's click and drag the y axis left. In this video, the logotype will be put into the top-right corner. Setting up a watermark in the rendering menu is convenient because you can save your work as a preset and apply the watermark and its settings to all of your videos.
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    To save the settings as a preset, click the "Save Preset" icon next to the "Preset" drop-down menu. The "Preset" drop-down menu is located at the top of the rendering menu.
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    Type a name for the preset. Let's type "custom watermark".
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    Click "OK".
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    Now, when you click the "Preset" drop-down menu and then click the saved preset, the video will be rendered in a similar manner.
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    To apply the changes, you can click "Queue" at the bottom of the screen. This will open up the Adobe Media Encoder.
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    Alternatively, click "Export" in order to encode and render the video clip with the watermark attached.
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This was a tutorial on two ways that you can add a watermark to your videos in Adobe Premiere Pro 2015. Please leave any questions or comments in the space below. Thank you for watching VisiHow!

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