How to add a non-removable watermark to PDF? | Adobe Support Community — 8998535 March 21, 2024 — How to add a watermark to a PDF file? How to add non-removable watermark to PDF file? | Adobe Acrobat I have the following PDF files, which I want to watermark with a QR-Code. How can I add the required parameters to a program and have the watermark appear? How to make a watermark that looks real on a PDF document? A very handy method for creating a watermark in Adobe Acrobat which does not require the use of a watermark creator. Create a “watermark” using a free form drawing program like Adobe Illustrator. For the drawing file, you will need the drawing file (PDF) you want to make a watermark or watermark drawing for. For example, if we want to make the watermark for the following PDF file, then we will need to download the original PDF file for this file, or alternatively we can go to and download the original PDF file for this file. For the drawing file, the files in the drawings' folder of the PSD should be used. For the watermark, the files you downloaded in the files' folder of the PSD as outlined in the “Create PDF” section. Also make sure to keep the .psd file extension as is normally kept by most programs. Note : We can see the size, as these files generally are very large. We have to open the PDF, copy the watermark file into the watermark file location, and select “Add Watermark” from the “watermark” dialog. Do this for all the files. Now, you can use a tool designed for creating watermarking effects such as Photoshop PSD or Adobe Illustrator PSD. You can make a watermark in the Photoshop or Illustrator software, or a watermarking effect in the Photoshop or Illustrator software is an alternative to adding the watermarking effect to your PDF, because all the watermarking is done in the Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator software before saving the file to disk. This method will not take effect if the PDF file is password protected. This is also why PDF file password protection is a very good idea. This is an example of watermarking Photoshop PSDS, and it takes a while. Here is the watermark I made.