How Do I Create the Copyright Symbol in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom?

November 06, 2010 | | Comments 10

The Copyright SymbolMost photographer’s know that marking their images as copyrighted intellectual property is important. We know that we need to put this symbol, and our name, into each and every digital photograph’s metadata, but most of my workshop participants do not know how to create the copyrighted property mark while typing away inside of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. Sometimes the littlest things are the hardest to accomplish in life!

Have no fear. Protecting your work by adding the copyright symbol, and your name, is easy! This video tutorial explores three different ways to create the copyright symbol. In this short video tutorial, we cover how to steal the copyright symbol from Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3’s Watermark editor. I also explain how to find this important symbol using your computer’s character map, and how to call it up using keyboard shortcuts for both Mac and PC Adobe Photoshop Lightroom users.

How to Create the Copyright Symbol in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom from David Marx on Vimeo.

If you found this video useful then you should probably also watch our tutorial on how to create a metadata preset in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom so that you can automate the entire generic metadata addition process! For more information on the importance of copyright, and how to fully protect your work, please check out this tutorial on copyright law and photography from the American Society of Media Photographers.


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About the Author: David Marx teaches digital photography workshops and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom training classes. David is an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop Lightroom and in Adobe Photoshop. David has lead workshops and seminars for the Rocky Mountain School of Photography, the American Society of Media Photographers, FirstLight Photography Workshops, and he teaches annually at the world-famous Blackberry Farm Resort. For more information on his Photoshop Lightroom training seminars and digital photography field workshops please visit You can also follow daily updates and see new images from David on Google+.