RetouchPRO

Go Back   RetouchPRO > Business > Legal Issues
Register Blogs FAQ Site Nav Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Legal Issues Copyright, releases, likeness rights, licenses, etc.
NOT a replacement for professional council

Adding a Translucent Copyright Watermark

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 08-29-2004, 10:32 PM
gmitchel gmitchel is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Posts: 316
Adding a Translucent Copyright Watermark

The new "Tip of the Week" on my site describes how to add an embossed Layer Style that you can use to add a transparent watermark to your image: copyright, logo, studio name, etc.

http://www.thelightsright.com/Digita...pOfTheWeek.htm

Unlike some other methods, this one uses custom shapes. It shows you how to convert a text layer into a shape layer. That way, you can reuse the same text over and over and the text will resize without degrading.

Enjoy!

Cheers,

Mitch
Reply With Quote top
  #2  
Old 08-30-2004, 04:10 AM
Leah's Avatar
Leah Leah is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: London, UK
Posts: 518
You can resize a text layer without degrading it, though, can't you -- provided you haven't rasterized it?
Reply With Quote top
  #3  
Old 08-30-2004, 07:59 AM
gmitchel gmitchel is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Posts: 316
Yes. You can resize a text layer, as you say, so long as you have not rasterized it. All you have to do is put the Text tool over top of the text, highlight it, and choose a new size.

You will need to apply Layer Style settings, if you do use text layers.

If you copy a text layer from one image to another or use an action to create a text layer and the new image has a different size, you will find that the text often appears screwed up (letters superimposed, etc.)

The technique I describe allows you to add a text layer once. Save it as a custom shape. Then, you can drop and drag it like any other custom shape. The last layer style will automatically be applied. Your text/logo/symbol becomes a preset you can use on any image. The size of the image will not matter.

This means you do not have to retype the same text layer over and over, rasterize it, apply layer style changes, etc. Adding a copyright, studio name, etc. as a watermark is quick and easy. As easy as using an action.

Cheers,

Mitch
Reply With Quote top
Reply

  RetouchPRO > Business > Legal Issues


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
copyright laws cinderella Legal Issues 74 12-29-2006 03:50 PM
Copyright again bcarll Legal Issues 3 12-10-2006 11:03 PM
Another interesting Copyright question TheTexan Legal Issues 4 09-03-2002 08:14 PM
Non-work related copyright Ed_L Legal Issues 2 04-29-2002 06:02 PM
copyright releases Ed_L Legal Issues 10 04-12-2002 12:07 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:51 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright © 2016 Doug Nelson. All Rights Reserved