View Full Version : How do you do watermarks?!
06-23-2006, 10:22 AM
ok, so you know I get totally random e-mails all the time, right? (which I don't mind!) Need help answering this:
"How do I add a watermark to something? Like for example, I see in the digi kits that are sold; they have a watermark with the copyright and name. So, I can see where you would design a logo, make a brush with it and put it on your LO, photo, whatever... I am assuming if you merge the layers it is there to stay, Right? But then when the person uses it, what happens to the watermark? This is what I love about this hobby...there is so many interesting things to learn and the wonderful W-O-W factor when you GET IT!"
06-23-2006, 12:15 PM
Some use a program for adding watermarks but this takes a lot of HD space. The other way is to add a layer of text. I choose a pretty neutral grey for this. Type my name or what ever I want. Then I add a bevel and contour I find rolling slope works best for me. When you are done with that change the blending methode in the layers palet on the the top from normal to hardlight or overlay. save in layers so you can remove the watermark, then save for web. I have photoshop so this is instructions for photoshop. If you have pse then the blending method in the layers pallet is on the bottom.
06-23-2006, 07:12 PM
I use PSP, so I'm not sure how it's done in PS...
Using your text tool, type whatever you want but make sure Selection is checked, not Vector or Floating.
Create a new layer and make sure it's selected. While the marching ants are still visible, add a slight drop shadow using white (possibly V1, H1, O100, B4. Then do a cutout using black or grey, V1, H1, O65, B2 (although, it really depends on the thickness of your text).
Once that's all done, since it's on it's own layer you can move it to where it looks good, and lower the opacity to where you want it.
Save it as a .png so you can use it over and over again! You can also use this technique to make metal embellishments look like they are engraved. HTH!
06-23-2006, 08:20 PM
You can also use this technique to make metal embellishments look like they are engraved. HTH!
Hey, thanks! That's a great tip. I've wondered how to do that. :)
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