1) Design your watermarks. (I designed 2, one for light background and one for a dark background).
btw: do not save with a background, save it with a transparent background. I added a background so I could show you the watermakrs that I’m going to use.
2) Save your watermark as a pattern
Again do not save the pattern with the background.
3) Create a map, your watermarked images will be saved in that map.
4) Open a random image to apply the photoshop action. (it’s not important what image u take cause it’s the action, what you do with the image, who is important).
I opened the image using Bridge, if you installed Photoshop CS3 you should also have this.
I really recommend you to get used to that programm cause it’s really usefull.
5) Create a new action. if you don’t see the action palet go to windows-> actions (or pres ALT+F9)
6) Give your action a name and click record.
From now on untill you press the stop button photoshop will record all the actions you take (image resize, blending options,….)
7) Duplicate your image layer (CTRL+J).
8) Change the image size to 500*400 (go to image-> image size or press ALT+CTRL+I).
I want to create a preview of the original files, this is why I resize the image, if you do not want to resize your images you can skip this step.
9) right mouse click on your image layer and go to blending options, there apply your watermark
(I choose for the dark watermark cause my image is very bright).
10) Now click on the stop button in the actions palet.
11) Go back to bridge and select all the images you want to apply a watermark on (I will only choose the bright images, cause I used a dark watermark).
Then go to tools->photoshop->image processing
12) In the bottom of the window you should see run actions, select it and then select the action you created (apply watermark)
For the rest just if you want to save it as jpeg and also choose a destination file. the destination file is the map we created in step 3. when finished click Run
13) Photoshop will process all the images you selected. this might take some time depending the amount of files to process.
This is my result: