How to Make a Picture Watermark in Word – 2022’s Best

Making a picture Watermark in Word is the easiest process. Inserting a picture watermark is the same as inserting a text watermark, with a slight difference.

How to Insert Picture Watermark in Word

  • Go to the “Design” tab (2016 and later versions of MS Office) or “Page Layout” tab (2013 and earlier versions of MS Office), then click on “Watermark” in the “Page Background” group.
  • After clicking on the Watermark to expand its options, click the “Custom Watermark” to open a pop-up window
Custom Watermark
Custom Watermark
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  • In the printed watermark pop-up dialogue box, select the “Picture Watermark“, and then click the “Select Picture
Inserting a picture watermark in Word
Inserting a picture watermark in Word
  • After clicking on the select picture, another pop-up windows will open, In the insert pictures pop-up window, select one of the options to insert a picture
Insert picture from the selected location in computer
Insert picture from the selected location in the computer
  • If you have selected “From a file“, a computer search dialogue box will open. In this, select location of picture, then select picture you want, and then click “Insert“.
Select the picture location and insert it
Select the picture location and insert it
  • After clicking “Insert” an existing dialogue box closes and the previous dialogue box will apper.
  • You can scale and/or washout the image if you want to do so.
  • Lastly, click “Apply” or “OK“.
Scale or washout the picture
Scale or washout the picture
  • Now your watermark will be inserted as in the screenshot below.
Picture watermark in Word
Picture watermark in Word

Resizing and Rotating an Image Watermark:

Resizing:

  • Double-click on the header area of any page
  • Then select an image watermark of any page.
  • Now click the any outer dot of the watermark and hold down the left mouse button, then drag up or down to resize it.
Resizing Picture watermark in Word
Resizing Picture watermark in Word

Rotating:

  • Double-click on the header area on any page
  • Then select an image Watermark of any page.
  • Now click the outer rounded green dot (rotate icon) of the picture Watermark and hold down the left mouse button, then rotate the mouse pointer around an image to rotate it.
Rotating image watermark
Rotating image watermark

Formatting Picture Watermark:

  • To Format the Watermark, do the following:
    • Double-click on the header area on any page
    • Then select the watermark to open the “Picture tools format” tab
    • Now click the “Picture tools format” tab, then choose any format you like to format the watermark.
Picture Tools format tab
Picture Tools Format tab

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FAQ:

How to insert a Picture Watermark in Microsoft Word

* Go to the “Design” tab (2016 and later versions of MS Office) or “Page Layout” tab (2013 and earlier versions of MS Office), then click on the “Watermark” in the “Page Background” group,
* After clicking on the watermark to expand its options, click the “Custom Watermark” to open a pop-up
* In the printed watermark pop-up box, select the “Picture Watermark“, and then click the “Select Picture
* After clicking on the select picture, another pop-up window will open, In the insert pictures pop-up window, select one of the options to insert a picture
* After that click “Apply” or “OK”
* Now your watermark will be inserted.

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How to Rotate Picture Watermark in MS Word

* Double-click on the header area on any page
* Then select an image watermark of any page.
* Now click the outer rounded green dot (rotate icon) of the picture watermark and hold down the left mouse button, then rotate the mouse pointer around an image to rotate it.