How To Add WaterMark Text On Images Laravel 8

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Adding watermark text on images is a very interesting topic. Inside this article we will see the concept i.e How to add watermark text on images laravel 8.

This article will be step by step. Very super easy to learn and implement it in your project.

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Inside laravel, we have a composer package available which helps to work with Image manipulation related work. And also before working with images related tasks, you should have these extensions enabled.

  • GD Extension
  • Imagick Extension
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How To Add WaterMark Text On Images Laravel 8

Let’s get started.

Installation of Laravel Application

Laravel Installation can be done in two ways.

  • Laravel Installer
  • By using composer

Laravel Installer

To install Laravel via Laravel installer, we need to install it’s installer first. We need to make use of composer for that.

$ composer global require laravel/installer

This command will install laravel installer at system. This installation is at global scope, so you type command from any directory at terminal. To verify type the given command –

$ laravel

This command will open a command palette of Laravel Installer.

To create ad install laravel project in system,

$ laravel new blog

With the name of blog a laravel project will be created at your specified path.

By using composer

Alternatively, we can also install Laravel by Composer command create-project.

If your system doesn’t has composer Installed, Learn Composer Installation Steps.

Here is the complete command to create a laravel project-

$ composer create-project --prefer-dist laravel/laravel blog

After following these steps we can install a Laravel application into system.

To start the development server of Laravel –

$ php artisan serve

This command outputs –

Starting Laravel development server:

Assuming laravel already installed at system.

Required PHP Extensions

While working with image related stuff in PHP, make sure your PHP version should have these two most common image processing libraries GD Library and Imagick extensions enabled.

Whether your system already contains these extensions or not you can verify like this –

  • Create info.php file at your localhost directory
  • <?php phpinfo(); ?> Add this code into info.php file.
  • Run this file into browser

You should see these information into php information page.

GD Extension Enabled

Imagick Extension Enabled

So, these two extensions we need, if you don’t have. Please install it first.

Install Intervention Image Package

Open project into terminal and run this given composer command. It will install the intervention image library to application.

This package helps us to create image thumbnails, watermarks, or format large image files.

$ composer require intervention/image

It will install the image package into application.

Add Package Settings to Application

Open app.php file from /config folder.

Search for providers, add this line into array.



Search for aliases, add this line into array.


'Image' => Intervention\Image\Facades\Image::class

Download Font Family – WaterMark Text

You can use any font family for your text. This font family is optional. If you don’t want you can skip this step.

We will use Roboto + Mono Font, Click here to go to dowload.

It will download a zipped folder. Unzip that, copy .ttf file and place it into /public folder. We will use this font in code for watermark text.

Add Routes

Open web.php file from /routes folder. Add these routes into this file.

# Add this to header
use App\Http\Controllers\DataController;


Route::get("image-upload", [DataController::class, "imageUpload"]);

Route::post("add-watermark", [DataController::class, "addWatermark"])->name('add-watermark');

Create Controller

Open project into terminal and run this artisan command.

$ php artisan make:controller DataController

It will create DataController.php inside /app/Http/Controllers folder.

Open DataController.php and write this complete code into it.


namespace App\Http\Controllers;

use Illuminate\Http\Request;
use Image;

class DataController extends Controller
    public function imageUpload()
        return view('image-upload');

    public function addWatermark(Request $request)
        $image = $request->file('image');

        $input['image'] = time() . '.' . $image->extension();

        // Get path of images folder from /public
        $imageFilePath = public_path('images');

        $img = Image::make($image->path());

        $img->text('By Online Web Tutor', 450, 100, function ($font) {
            // Using font family here

        $img->save($imageFilePath . '/' . $input['image']);

        return back()
            ->with('success', 'Image Saved');
  • Inside this text() method, we have By Online Web Tutor is text. 450 is the text position from left on image whereas 100 is position from top.
  • $font->file(public_path(‘RobotoMono-VariableFont_wght.ttf’)); Inclusion of font family.

Create Image Folder

We need to create a folder inside /public folder which is at root.

  • images folder inside as /public/images – It will store uploaded images

Create Blade Layout File

Go to /resources/views folder.

Create a file image-upload.blade.php into given folder.

Open image-upload.blade.php and write this complete code in it.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">

    <title>Add Watermark Text on Images - Laravel 8</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="">
    <script src=""></script>
    <script src=""></script>


    <div class="container">
        <h4 style="text-align: center;">Add Watermark Text on Images - Laravel 8</h4>
        <div class="panel panel-primary">
            <div class="panel-heading">Add Watermark Text on Images - Laravel 8</div>
            <div class="panel-body">
                @if (count($errors) > 0)
                <div class="alert alert-danger">
                    Error occured.<br><br>
                        @foreach ($errors->all() as $error)
                        <li>{{ $error }}</li>

                @if ($message = Session::get('success'))
                <div class="alert alert-success">
                    <strong>{{ $message }}</strong>

                <form action="{{ route('add-watermark') }}" enctype="multipart/form-data" method="post">
                    <div class="form-group">
                        <input type="file" name="image" class="form-control" class="image">
                    <div class="form-group">
                        <button type="submit" class="btn btn-success">Save</button>



Application Testing

Open project to terminal and type the command to start development server

$ php artisan serve


When we upload image, watermark text will be added into images as –

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