Watermarks

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  1. Nikkor

    Nikkor TPF Noob!

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    I know to make the basic watermarks, but my two friends from SimplyBloom Photography (incredible women and photographers) have this awesome logo that I adore and want to use the idea to create my own. Any ideas how to execute this?

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  2. HikinMike

    HikinMike No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I would suggest hire a graphic designer. That's what they do. ;)
     
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    Do you have photoshop? There is a lot you can do with photoshop to create designs. Are you planning on creating it yourself? If you feel confident enough to create your own then just start sketching ideas. Play around with a lot of different designs. I used to always switch my ideas. I would get through with one design only to decide that I hated it. For a watermark, don't do anything too bold. You are a wedding photographer so I would keep your design simple and elegant.

    If you don't feel confident in creating it yourself then find a graphic designer that will be willing to sit down with you and listen to your ideas. You want this to be unique and representative of your business which is your art. You might want to head over to a local college and see if you can find the digital media department. I know when I was taking classes I was hunting people down just to get a chance to practice. If they charge you at all then it will be significantly less than what a professional graphic designer will charge.

    Good luck!
     
  4. Nikkor

    Nikkor TPF Noob!

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    Awesome idea GFreg! I have a lot of friends that are into photography and wouldn't charge me an arm and a leg. I really wish I could do it myself confidently, because that's what I want in my business, I want to be as self-sufficient as possible, but I can always have them show me.

    I do have Photoshop, I was wondering if something like that could be created in it. I have CS3.

    Thanks for the advice! I've started thinking up ideas because, like you said, I want it to accurately reflect my business, elegant and simple.
     
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    HikinMike No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    If you decide to do your own logo AND own Illustrator, I suggest using that rather than Photoshop. Vectors can be up-sized without any resolution issues. ;)

    Good luck! :mrgreen:
     
  6. KmH

    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    Heads up!

    It's a violation of TPF's Rules and Regs to post images you don't own the copyright to.

     
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    bennielou TPF Noob!

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    Kevin Kabota has an action for that. It's not cheap though.
     
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    .....or permission from the copyright holder
     
  9. Nikkor

    Nikkor TPF Noob!

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    I had permission to post it.
     
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    bennielou TPF Noob!

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    Nikkor, was that not your shot?
     
  11. Nikkor

    Nikkor TPF Noob!

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    No, bennielou, not my shot. It belongs to friends of mine. But I asked before posting anything. I always have permission from them as long as their logo is visible and/or I make sure to put their name somewhere.
     
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    Will all due respect, your watermarks are intensely distracting. I can't really enjoy the images.

    Image registration with the copyright office gives added protection against copyright infringement if you are worried about that.

     

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