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Creating Watermarks in CorelDraw

Often when working with clients you need to send them images for review. You still have to be able to protect them from being stolen. In this tutorial I will tell you how to easily create your personal watermark in CorelDraw.

Open an image you want to paste a watermark on:

Select another image that will be a kind of your personal logo. If this image consists of a few objects, select them all and weld:

Select Text Tool (F8) to write down your name or the name of your website:

After writing your name, right click on the text and Convert it to Curves:

Select your logo and text, and weld them together:

Colour the welded object white. Select Transparancy Tool:

Apply Uniform Transparancy, Normal, 50%:

Paste your watermark on top of your image:

Almost done:)

This watermark would be already good for dark or colorful images. But what about white images, or small icons isolated on white? Transpaternt white simply will be invisible on white.

So, for white images (and colourful and black as well) you will need to make dark think outline of your watermark image:

Now the text would look like this:

You migth also want to make your watermark bigger so it covers a bit more of your image. To do so select FreeHand Tool and draw a diagonal from top left corner to bottom right corner:

Copy the line (Ctrl+C), paste it again (Ctrl+P) and flip horizontally:

After you have two crossed lines, select them, go to Arrange > Convert Outline to Object:

Weld the lines together with your text, so they are the same object havingblack outline and white body colour.

Apply transparancy as shown before (Uniform, Normal, 50%) and paste it on top of your image:

Now done:)

Hope it was useful for you. If you have any questions, feel free to ask in the comment section:)

Anastasiia Kucherenko


  • Nataliia

    Reply 19.09.2011 18:43

    Lapulia! chmok!

  • Adrian J

    Reply 19.09.2011 20:22

    Nice tip. Also you can automate the process by creating/recording a Macro that will import and auto-center the watermark.

  • Tanya

    Reply 20.09.2011 11:06

    Hi Anastasiia! Thank you very much for your blog and tips :) I am currently thinking of buying a tablet for illustrating. Could you please tell me which of tablets do you use? Thank you.

    • Adrian J

      Reply 23.09.2011 13:42

      Don’t go for any brand other than Wacom. Also, if you visit their website you can find one that is in your budget.

  • Jasa Desain Logo

    Reply 16.12.2014 08:48

    I used to make a design by corel. Very useful for me. Thanks for the tutorial.

  • Jennifer

    Reply 18.08.2015 03:21

    Nice work. I have been enjoying your website so far. I also use Corel Draw in my work too :-)

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