It’s suggested that you watermark every single photo you upload, share, or tweet. I have heard horror stories of big companies stealing photos from everyday people like you and me and using them without permission, and profiting, big time. Personally, I don’t want my child’s face plastered onto a billboard, t-shirt or ad without my permission. It’s not secret; watermarks can be removed and often are, but if you take a few extra minutes to watermark your photos, chances are it will deter someone from clicking and stealing your images. So remember, before you upload or share, watermark your photos using PicMonkey.

I use PicMonkey all the time. I can easily add in my watermark, or a text watermark with PicMonkey, and it’s free.

There are only a few steps required to add your very own customized watermark using PicMonkey. I already have a couple of watermarks saved to my computer, so that speeds things up a bit.

Step 1

Visit PicMonkey; it’s FREE. Click Edit Photo, find a photo to edit and click it. Before I add my watermark, I make sure my photos is resized and completely edited. The very last thing I do is watermark. You’re going to want to maneuver to the left column and click the symbols and when you hover over, Overlays will appear. You can refer to the below image if you need it.


Step 2

After you click Overlays, you’ll be taken to a screen that is similar to the one below. Head up to the top and click Your Own. You’re going to do this only if you already have a watermark saved to your computer. Otherwise you might want to click the P for font in Step 1 and add in your own using Add Text. 


Step 3

As soon as you click Your Own, you’ll see a menu pop out. From here, you can find your watermark saved on your computer and upload it. As seen below.

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Step 4

From here you can save your photo and that’s it.


My Watermaked Image


I was not compensated by PicMonkey in any way for this post. I simply LOVE PicMonkey and wanted to share a feature that I really enjoy.


Hey there, I’m Tiffany! I’m a work-at-home mom of two rambunctious children (Jasmine, 9 + Sean II, 5) and recently widowed at just 35 years old. I've remarried and currently live right outside of Baton Rouge in Denham Springs, Louisiana with two adoring cats and a dog. Let's connect on Twitter @fabulousmomblog.


  1. I love your watermark. This just moved up to the top of my list of things to do!

  2. I loooove PicMonkey! I wondered for the longest time how to watermark easily and this is a great way, thanks!

    • You’ve never used PicMonkey? What are you waiting for? It’s so much fun!!!

        • The free version has just about everything you need. You can upgrade for a few extra features.

  3. I feel like such a ninny! I had no idea how to do that! Thank you for sharing! I am definitely going to start using a logo instead of just my blog name!

  4. Great tutorial. I’ve tried to use Pic Monkey, but I can’t get my photos to load? I usually use Photoshop since that’s what I’m comfortable with, but I’ve heard great things about Pic Monkey from others!

  5. Thanks for the post! I do watermark my photos but I haven’t had the chance to check out picMonkey so hopefully I’ll have the chance today!

  6. AHHH! I have NEVER seen that you could use your own Overlay! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for this!

  7. I love Pic Monkey too. I have Photoshop Elements but I still use PicMonkey a lot. It is so easy. I love adding the banner to the watermark. Great idea!

  8. I love using Picmonkey to watermark! Though I usually just add text to my pictures. It would be so much easier to have a logo to lay over the photo like you have!