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r2kphill

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#1 11 years ago

i just wanted to know what watermark was? and if i was to do it how would i go about doing it?




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#2 11 years ago

Watermarking is originally a way to mark paper so it has a hidden picture that you can only see using a back light. Most bills have this feature. For digital images, a watermark is an image hidden or barely visible going across your picture, making it hard to hide or remove, thus discouraging plagiarism.




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#3 11 years ago

ohh ok




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#4 11 years ago

and what do i do to make a water mark? i pressed on water mark and it came up with like corperation and all that i didnt understand




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#5 11 years ago

Just put a picture of the watermark you want somewhere in the final product.. This can be anything you like, as long as it's hard to get rid off for someone trying to steal it.




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#6 11 years ago

thx jack lol your avatar is funny and cool sig




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#7 11 years ago

Create a new layer on top of your picture and then type your name on it diagonally and using a really big font, using white and then lower the opacity until it's barely visible.




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#8 11 years ago

ok thx ill try watermarking my work from now on




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#9 11 years ago
jackthehammer;3548379This can be anything you like, as long as it's hard to get rid off for someone trying to steal it.

To clarify, look for areas of your artwork that have strong color changes, or a lot of detail/blending across them. Try to make it fairly invisible, something you wouldn't see at a glance, but never place it on a region of fairly solid color, or somewhere where it is easily removable, or someone can just crop/put something over it. I usually place mine overlapping their name in a very low opacity. It's discreet, but really difficult to remove if their name is blended in to the picture. Wherever you place it, the rule of thumb is discreet and difficult to remove. Example of a 'good' watermark (found by google search, no intended advertising/directing):

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Notice the pro.com watermark in the bottom right. At a glance, it fits into the picture, yet imagine how difficult it'd be to remove: you can't crop it vertically, because you'd ruin half the globe in the bottom-right, and cropping horizontally would ruin the abstract render in the middle. And editing it out is time consuming for a determined person, considering the background grid and all the blending/light changes.




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#10 11 years ago

ok thats a good example thx for the pic