How to Delete a Watermark

A watermark is a semi-transparent graphic image or text found in word processing documents or on photos. The intention of watermarks is to endorse ownership. However, you may have occasions in which you want to delete a watermark. The process for deleting a watermark depends on the complexity and location of the watermark, as well as the software program you use. Several software programs are available to help you delete a watermark from a document or photo.

Corel WordPerfect Office X5

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Launch Corel WordPerfect. Locate and open the file that contains the watermark, and click on the page where the watermark displays.

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Click "Insert" and select "Watermark." Click one of the following options: "Watermark A" or "Watermark B."

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Click "Discontinue" to remove the watermark.

Microsoft Word 2010

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Launch Microsoft Word 2010. Locate and open the file that contains the watermark, and click on the watermark to select it.

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Click on the "Page Layout" tab in the Page Background group. Click "Watermark."

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Click "Remove."

Microsoft Publisher 2010

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Launch Microsoft Publisher 2010. Locate and open the file that contains the watermark, and click on the watermark to select it.

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Click on the "Page Design" tab, and select "Master Pages." Point to the name of the master page that contains the watermark, and click "Edit Master Pages."

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Click on the watermark and press "Delete."

Adobe Photoshop CS5

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Launch Adobe Photoshop CS5. Locate and open the file that contains the watermark. Next, choose the "Spot Healing Brush Tool" on the toolbar.

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Click to select the "Spot Healing Brush Tool" on the left-hand toolbar.

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Click the radio button next to "Content-Aware" on the upper toolbar.

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Paint over the watermark with the "Spot Healing Brush Tool." Press "[" or "]" to increase or decrease the size of the brush.

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Release the "Spot Healing Brush Tool" to remove the watermark.

PaintShop Pro

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Launch PaintShop Pro. Locate and open the file that contains the watermark.

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Click the "Object Remover Tool" from the toolbar on the left side of the screen.

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Select the "Tool Options" palette, and click on the "Selection Mode" button. Draw around the item you wish to remove from your photo.

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Click on the "Source Mode" button from the "Tool Option" palette. A selection box appears on your watermark. Click anywhere within the selection box and drag it to the desired location. This selection box will determine the background that replaces the watermark.

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Position and size the selection box to cover the watermark. Click on the "Apply" button from the "Tool Option" palette. To view the replaced watermark on the photo, deselect the "Selection Mode" and "Source Mode" buttons.

Inpaint 3.0

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Launch Inpaint. Locate and open the file that contains the watermark.

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Click to select the "Paint tool" from the toolbar and paint over the watermark you want to remove.

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Click the "Smart Remove Selection" arrow button. This replaces the watermark image with generated textures pulled from the surrounding image data.

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Click the "Inpaint" button to remove the watermark.