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  1. dak1b

    dak1b TPF Noob!

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    how do you make your own personal signature copyright mark on ur pic...to show ur took the picture?

    thanks!
     
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    youtube my friend. its a bit of a process in CS3, gimp, or whichever graphics editing program you have, and depending what exactly you want to do, whether its simply letters, a handwritten signature, or a logo.

    at the end of the entire process you will want to create an action so that you can add it really quickly
     
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    If you have a webhost, you could try different Galleries. I use PhotoPost (It's not free) but there are a few free ones out there, like Coppermine and 4images. These galleries can be set up to automatically add a watermark image of your choosing.

    Just a thought
     
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    You can use the Text tool in any image editor like GIMP or any Photoshop applications like Elements or the various CS levels.

    When you want to add the copyright symbol hold down the Alt key as you enter 0169 on the number keypad : © .
     
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    Rather than making an action, you could also make a brush.

    Create your signature, what ever you want - text, handwritten, some kind of logo...
    Make a selection of it, then make a brush from the selection.

    This way, you can put it anywhere on the photo, in any color, any opacity, and at any size - with one click.
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    Making a brush is a good way too.

    I like to vary the color of my text and slightly vary some embossing and shadow effects.

    Using the above method isn't quite as easy as they would like you to believe. It does become a 1-click selection after a couple of key strokes, clicks followed by a couple more clicks and operations to get the thing into your image, but hey, knock yourself out. There's usually several ways to accomplish the same thing in Photoshop.

    Just open the type tool, use the Alt key and enter 0169 and it will even be in the same font/color as your other text.

    © 2009 Drizzel Bay Photography
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    ok im using cs3...how do i make watermark?
     
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    Same way as your original question, but you'll want the opacity to be low (maybe about 20%).


    EDIT

    One reason a brush would be a good option.

    You don't have to have two seperate actions. You just use one brush and adjust the opacity as you see fit.
     
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    Heh. I use LR2 and Mogrify. It work's nicely.
     
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    I've tried using Alt 0169 in PS CS4 and it's not working - it's on a laptop (I don't know whether that makes any difference or not)???

    Please help
     
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    Is the numeric keypad imbedded into the keyboard? You may need to toggle the keypad on.
     

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