How To Create A Watermark For YouTube

June 27, 2022
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Would you like to watermark your YouTube videos but have no idea where to start? Watermarks can be a great way to protect your work, but they can also be a quick and easy way to credit your channel.

This blog post will walk you through the steps so that you can learn how to watermark your videos. This is something that anyone with a little bit of creativity (and patience) can do!

What Is A Video Watermark?

A watermark is a graphic or text overlay, which you can use to protect your content from plagiarism and as a sign of ownership on video. 

Watermark is a layer with the text or picture that will protect the video from being stolen by adding a mark. The mark also symbolizes that this record is personal to you and should not be used by others. 

A video watermark is primarily present at the bottom right corner of a channel’s video. It is a brand logo, an avatar, or a brand symbol that can act as a subscribe button. 

Watermarks on Videos are a great way to curb plagiarism and unapproved circulation of your videos. 

Why Do You Need A Watermark For YouTube Videos?

Anyone who uses YouTube to grow their business, brand, or channel knows how important it is to watermark your work. 

Without it, anyone can steal your content. Here are some of the fundamental reasons why you need a watermark for your YouTube videos:

Emphasizes Your Ownership  

Many people on YouTube use other people's videos to upload their content, and they don't give credit to the original owner. You need to have your watermark if you're a YouTube video creator.

A watermark is simply a mark that indicates the copyright owner of a photo or video. Usually, it will appear like a company logo or text in the corner of the video. 

Watermarks are intended to prevent video theft and unauthorized use. For example, if someone has watched your video on YouTube and wants to share it with other people.

You can make sure that the person who shared it will include your watermark on the video so that other people know that the content belongs to you.

Proves Authenticity

If you don't have a watermark on your videos, then people might think that the content in your videos was stolen from another person's channel. 

This could result in a decrease in views for your channel and lower revenue from ads because people might not want to watch it anymore due to its low quality or boring content.

Branding And Promotion

If you upload videos regularly, this can serve as an easy way to bring traffic back to your channel and grow your audience, so we recommend having one in the first place.  

Watermarks are also a great way to promote your channel and business. 

YouTubers have their channel logo in the corner of their videos. This boosts branding and creates a unique style that allows viewers to identify who they are watching quickly. 

It also helps generate more traffic (and subscribers) by enabling users to click on your channel name and instantly subscribe to your content. 

How To Create a Logo Watermark For YouTube

Do you want to create a logo watermark for YouTube videos but don’t know how? Let us help you out. 

It is unnecessary to spend a lot of money on professional software to create a logo watermark for YouTube. 

You can use several affordable options to create your logo. OFFEO is a versatile video-maker that also helps you to make brand logos.

With the Logo Animation feature, you can add text, images, and shapes to your logo. Moreover, if you choose the AI option, OFFEO does the job for you. 

The logo watermark will be ready in a minute! OFFEO also allows you to customize your logo to match your brand and provide a consistent look for all of your videos. 

Follow the steps below to create a stunning logo for YouTube with OFFEO:

  • Click on “Logo animation video.”
  • Sign up with your email id or log in(if you already have an account)
  • Click on “New Design” on the top left of the dashboard.
new design on offeo
  • Click on “Auto-Create” if you want to customize it. You can get complete creative control as well. 
offeo auto create
  • Select the dimension you want. We recommend choosing the Square size logo, the best choice for YouTube watermarks. 
Choosing the square size on offeo
  • Select “Logo Intro”
Clicking on logo intro on offeo
  • Upload a related image, or let OFFEO do its work for you and click “ Or try a sample image.”
uploading an image on offeo
  • Click “Edit” on the top of the design you want. 
choosing a design on offeo
  • Once the clip is automatically ready, click on “Resize” at the top left corner of the screen.
  • Change the size from landscape to square because 150px X 150px is the best size for YouTube logos. 
changing size from landscape to square
  •  Click “Apply”
  • Click “Download” on the top right corner of the screen.
Downloading watermark on offeo
  • Select “Image”
  • Select the format you want the image to be downloaded in, JPG or PNG.

That's it! Resize the watermark according to your needs, and then download it by clicking the download button on the top right. 

Your logo is ready! Making a logo with OFFEO is a piece of cake. You do not even have to wrack your brains for new ideas; OFFEO’s AI-powered editor does it all. 

TIP: You don’t just need to make square logos; you can use transparent images to make your logos look circular. 

How to add a logo or watermark to YouTube videos?

There are two ways to add a logo to YouTube videos. You can either add a watermark while editing videos or add it to already uploaded YouTube videos. 

We have mentioned both the processes to you below-

How to Add Watermark to the Editing Process

If you want to add Watermark during the editing process in OFFEO, here are the steps to do it. 

  • Log in to OFFEO. 
  • Go to “My projects.”
  • Select the video you want to add a logo to. 
  • Click the “Upload” option on the Menu bar at the left. 
clicking upload button on offeo
  • Click on “Upload” again.
  • Select the logo you just created with OFFEO. 
selecting the logo you created with offeo
  • Drag the uploaded image to where you would like to place the watermark. 
  • Adjust the size of the image. 
  • Then click on Image, then on “Transparency” on the left side of the screen. 
  • Adjust the transparency levels, so the logo appears like a watermark in the video. 
adjusting the transparency level on offeo
  • Once the editing is done, click on “Download.”
  • You will get the option to copy the video link or download the video. Click on “Download”
share video link or download the video on offeo

And it's done. After downloading the video, you can check the video for the watermark. Our video looks something like this.

watermark on video created by offeo

It has the logo watermark in the video!

How to Add Watermark in YouTube Videos?

To create a watermark for your YouTube videos, you must first have a logo or other image which you want to use. 

Go to your YouTube account once you have that file and sign in.

  • Log in to YouTube Studio
  • Click on “Settings”
  • Select “Channel” then “Branding.”
branding menu on youtube
  • Choose the image you want to add as your logo. 
  • Select the display time of the watermark. 
selecting the display time on the watermark

Whether you want to add it at the end of the video, throughout the video, or add a custom start time. 

  • Once you are done, click “Save.” 

Your logo will start appearing as a watermark in all your Uploaded YouTube Videos. 

Tips on Adding video watermarks to YouTube videos

Keep Your Logo Within The Constraints

If you want to add video watermarks on YouTube, you must know how to keep your logo within their constraints. 

This isn't difficult, but it is essential because if your YouTube logo isn't sized correctly, YouTube won't accept it. 

To make sure that your image is sized correctly, you need to ensure that it is a PNG file that is 150px X 150px. Moreover, the file size should be 1 MB or less. 

Make Your Logo Square and Transparent

You also need to make sure that it has a transparent background. The next tip on adding video watermarks for YouTube has to do with making your logo square and transparent. 

This is because if your logo isn't square, then it will look like a big mess in the top left corner of your video thumbnail. 

You should also make sure that the image's background is transparent so that only the part of the picture can be seen.

Be Mindful With Colors

Another important tip on adding video watermarks for YouTube has to do with being mindful of colors. 

You should use colors that contrast nicely with each other and contrast well with the background color of your video thumbnail. 

An excellent way to do this is by creating a color wheel of the different shades and tints of the colors in your logo and then using them in different ways throughout your video thumbnail.

Images with just one or two colors work the best.

Ensure Your Watermark is Visible

Don't choose a color that's similar to the background of your video. 

It's also crucial that you don't cover any significant part of the video with your watermark. 

It should always be visible but not distracting enough to take attention away from the content of the video itself.

Align It Properly on Your Videos

If you want your watermark to be visible and effective, positioning it correctly is essential. 

You don't want to put your mark where someone could potentially cover up or obscure it entirely without meaning to do so.

FAQs: How to create a watermark for YouTube

How do you make a watermark for YouTube for free?

There are many free tools like Filmora or Canva to make watermarks for YouTube videos. 

How do I add a watermark to my YouTube channel?

To add a watermark to all your videos on the YouTube channel, you will have to open YouTube Studio. 

Then go to Settings>Channel> Branding. Select the image you want to upload and customize the display time. Click Save! All your uploaded videos will now show your channel’s watermark. 

How do I make my logo transparent on YouTube?

To create a transparent logo, you need to use two things: 1. A transparent .png file of your logo, 2. A video editing program that allows you to layer videos with .png files.

You can find plenty of options for video editing programs online, but whatever you choose, your program must allow you to layer videos with .png files (which have transparency). 

You could also try Adobe After Effects, which has a free trial. With OFFEO, you can adjust the transparency of the logo as well. 

Conclusion: How To Create A Watermark For YouTube

YouTube is big business now, and people make thousands of dollars daily off of their videos, raking in ad revenue which makes providing your unique watermark even more crucial. 

With the right tool, you can create a watermark yourself, put it on all your videos, and secure your brand while keeping everyone else in check.

Thanks for using this article to figure out how to create a watermark for YouTube. If you have any comments, questions, or would like to show us your results, let us know! We'd love to hear from you on our OFFEO Community Facebook Group. 

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