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Old 09-25-2007, 08:42 AM
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resize/text action help required

hi folks,

I have a few hundred digital pics of varying widths which need to apply a watermark to. I can do the watermark ok but i want the watermark to resize it's width depending on the width of the pic. So maybe 80% of the width of any individual pic. I want to batch this so if it's at all possible to do this in an action and someone can help i'd be very grateful. Watermark consists of © and photographers name.

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Old 09-25-2007, 02:57 PM
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Re: resize/text action help required

Tia, I saw a QT tutorial on this a couple years ago and it is possible. I don't remember all the details, but the presenter made an action for vertical shots and horizontals that worked by setting preferences for Units and Measures to Percentages (%) first. I just can't remember where I saw the tute. Arrrr!

Try this link
. You may find something similar.
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Old 09-25-2007, 03:33 PM
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Re: resize/text action help required

thanks both, i'll check that link swampy.

was thinking about pretty much central. The watermark is just text and then bevel and emboss and blending options > fill opacity 0%
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Old 09-25-2007, 05:14 PM
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Re: resize/text action help required

Create your watermark and make it larger than the largest dimension of the largest image. Save the watermark as a .psd. In you action after opening the file do File > Place and browse to the watermark.psd. The watermark will be auto-sized to fit across your image regardless of its orientation. In your case I would suggest that the aspect ratio of your watermark not be 1:1 (like a plain copyright symbol).
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Old 09-26-2007, 12:29 PM
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Re: resize/text action help required

great. Thanks for that murray
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Old 09-26-2007, 10:13 PM
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Re: resize/text action help required

You might find this tut helpful. There is a link to the script on about the third page. http://www.kevinmillsphoto.com/Artic...roPSJS_02.html
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