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Beverly A. Burke
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/18/2004
 

Adding your name to a Digital Image


I have seen many images on this site where the photographer's name has been added to the bottom for copyright protection. Can someone explain if this is done in photoshop and how, and if it is then saved as an action. Thanks for any information.


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11/8/2004 4:32:23 PM

 
Vince Broesch   In PhotoShop, just use the text tool to type your name, (copyright symbol on a PC is ALT + 0169 on keypad) use the select tool to position your text where you want it. Yes, you can record this as an action, then all you have to do is run the action. Now that you have the action, you can also run a batch, and have the action run on a group of photos while you take a coffee break, (file-automate-batch)

Vince
www.PhotoAgo.com


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11/8/2004 5:26:04 PM

 
Beverly A. Burke
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/18/2004
  Thanks much for the instruction.


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11/8/2004 5:28:06 PM

 
Vince Broesch   You are very welcome. I just noticed that Adobe calls the "select tool" (Illustrator) the "move tool" in PhotoShop. Don't get confused with the "direct select" tool- that is for editing vectors- not what you want.

Vince
www.PhotoAgo.com


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11/8/2004 5:49:16 PM

 
Kip T. Berger
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/20/2002
  You can also personlize it by scanning in your signature or digitizing your signature using a graphics tablet/pen.


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11/8/2004 6:09:46 PM

 
Beverly A. Burke
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/18/2004
  Vince and Kip, thanks so much. I've already tried it with a text layer and using the copyright symbol. I do have the wacom tablet. Do you create a separate layer and then write with the tablet pen?


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11/8/2004 6:15:38 PM

 
Kip T. Berger
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/20/2002
 
 
 
I 'd just select "File" new, then a size for your canvas with transparent background. Then use text tool to creat copyright symbol (ALT + 0169) , then create a new layer, select your paintbrush and color, then write your name with your tablet & pen. Save it as a .psd format or .tif format to preserver the layers and transparency.


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11/8/2004 6:24:45 PM

 
Beverly A. Burke
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/18/2004
  Kip, again, thanks for your instruction. I am going to try that now.


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11/9/2004 4:08:17 AM

 
George G. Nino   Trying t find a way to put my on a batch of photos all at once instead of one at a time. I was looking for a program something like copyrightleft. I am running OS X. I ran across this but do not know how to make my photoshop elements 2 do this to a batch all at one. Some step by step instructions or a OS x software would help. I would like to do it with PSE if I could because I already have this program


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2/20/2005 2:42:34 PM

 
George G. Nino   Sorry to bother you guys with this ?. I have searched for a while and I finally found an easy way. It is called iwatermark. It will do text and logos or both. Also it is so easy. It is good for mac and they have a windows version. I got it for free and to remove there logo it cost tweenty dollers. That is great. I am doing 1600 photos as we speek.


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2/20/2005 4:23:06 PM

 
Mellanie    I made my and defined it as a brush in PS7.0. That way I can put it anywhere I want to on the image and also make the color match the dominate colors in my photo and I can also change the size of it! Works fantastic!


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2/20/2005 6:30:24 PM

 
Beverly A. Burke
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/18/2004
  Mellanie, How do you define the as a brush in PS? It sounds like a great idea. George, I'm also going to do a search for iwatermark. I guess you downloaded it.


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2/23/2005 12:36:37 AM

 
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