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Debby A. Tabb
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/4/2004
 

WHAT IS THE SIMPLEST WAY TO APPLY STUIONAME AND ©


SOME WHAT NEW TO THE DIGITAL STUFF,I WANTED TO KNOW IF ANY OF YOU HAVE A EASY WAY OF APPLYING THE ©STUDIO NAME TO EACH OF YOUR IMAGES-YOU KNOW LIKE A STAMP?
ANGLING IT ECT.
OR DOES THIS HAVE TO BE TYPE OUT ON EACH?
I SEE ALOT OF YOURS LOOK BEAUTIFUL.


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6/10/2005 9:35:58 AM

 
John Rhodes
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/24/2005
  Debby, Please take a look at my gallery. I have placed my "signature" and copyright year on most photos. I know you could actually sign, scan, and input your actual signature, but you asked for an easy way. This is how I made mine.

1. Open a new file in Photoshop (I assume you use PS. There should be a similar method in Printshop or other photo editors.) Size the file to about 4" wida and 2" high.

2. Use the Text tool and select you desired font from the drop-down list. My signature was made with Vladimir Script (rather close to my actual signature). Type in your studio name. The copyright symbol can be made by Alt+0169.

3. When you get it looking like you want, go to the Edit menu and select "Define Brush." Type in a name for the new brush such as "Studio Stamp."

4. Stamp your photo by selecting the brush tool and scrolling down to find "studio stamp" and place it on your photo.

Hope this helps.

Respectively,

John


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6/10/2005 11:40:24 AM

 
Mellanie    That's exactly the way I do it. You can also rotate your canvas to 45 degrees that way your text is angled, then do your select and define brush.


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6/10/2005 1:18:38 PM

 
Debby A. Tabb
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/4/2004
  THANK YOU BOTH SOOOO VERY MUCH!
I CAN'T WAIT TO FIND SOME TIME TO TRY IT AND I'LL POST TO LET YOU KNOW IF I GOT IT!
THANKS AGAIN,
DEBBY


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6/10/2005 2:00:05 PM

 
Debby A. Tabb
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/4/2004
 
 
 
YEAH, YEAH, YEAH!!!
I FINALLY GOT THE TIME TO MESS WITH THIS-I HAVE 7.0 AND IT WAS FRUSTERATING ME- BUT I FINNALY GOT IT!
I SLOWED DOWN AND RE DID IT STEP BY STEP.
THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!!!


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7/29/2005 3:40:51 PM

 
Brendan Knell
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/17/2005
  Debby what font size did you use?


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7/29/2005 4:15:01 PM

 
Debby A. Tabb
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/4/2004
  BRENDAN,
I TRYED SO MANY - I SAVE THE FILES TO THE LARGEST SIZE AND ALL BUT THIS
48 SIZE GOT LOST IN THE WORK.
AND THE FONT IS QUILL.


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7/29/2005 4:21:24 PM

 
Julie Gamicchia
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/14/2005
  Can anyone tell me how to do this in Photoshop CS? I tried using the above instructions but it did not work for me. Or if someone could please tell me how to do this in Paint Shop Pro 9. Thank you! :) Julie


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7/29/2005 4:23:21 PM

 
Debby A. Tabb
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/4/2004
  AND YOU ALL KNOW - I'M TOO BUSY AND CAN'T SEE- THAT MOST OF THE TIME THINGS ARE MIS SPELLED-
WELL LOOKY THERE- I GOT MY NAME AND PHOTOGAPHY RIGHT-OOOPS PHOTOGRAPHY,LOL,LOL


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7/29/2005 4:24:23 PM

 
Debby A. Tabb
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/4/2004
  JULIE,
IF SOMEONE DOESN'T CHIME IN WITH A ANSWER- KEEP TRYING- THEY ARE ALL BASICLY THE SAME(PS) I HAD TO MESS WITH IT A BIT.
ACTUALLY I JUST WROTE A FRIEND-I'LL TELL YOU JUST WHAT I DID.
BOY I LOVE COPY AND PASTE:
*********PS 7.0*************
TO CREATE A SIGNATURE BRUSH:
OPEN PS AND GO TO FILE AND THEN NEW
SIZE YOUR NEW DOC. TO WIDTH 7" AND HIGHTH 3" WHITE BACKGROUND
THEN CHOOSE TEXT TOOL AND SIZE -I DID MINE AT 48
THEN SELECT ALL AND GO TO TRANSFORM AND TILT IT (IF YOU WANT)
THEN GO TO EDIT - TO DEFINE BRUSH- CHOOSE A TITLE- (AFTER MANY TRYS) THE NAME THIS IS UNDER IS EXTRA LG STUDIO BRUSH 2005
THEN EVERY TIME YOU NEED TO STAMP A PICTURE WITH YOUR NAME
JUST GO TO THE BRUSH TOOL- SCROOL DOWN TILL YOU FIND IT AND -STAMP WHERE YOU WANT IT- CCCOOOOOL!!
JUST THOUGHT I'D SHARE WITH YA,

WELL THERE YOU GO-JUST LIKE HE SAID BUT I JUST HAD TO MESS WITH IT A BIT.
3RD TIME IS MOST LIKELY THE CHARM.


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7/29/2005 4:30:03 PM

 
Julie Gamicchia
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/14/2005
  Thank you Debby I will give it another try! :) Julie


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7/29/2005 4:34:04 PM

 
Julie Gamicchia
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/14/2005
  Okay I know how to get my name on the photo now how in the world do I get the copyright symbol? Thank you for any help!! JG


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7/29/2005 4:37:41 PM

 
Debby A. Tabb
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/4/2004
  JUST LIKE HE SAID: ALT + 0169
THAT SHOULD DO IT-WORKED FINE ON THE DESK TOP- WENT TO ONE OF THE LAPTOPS TO DO IT AND IT WON'T WORK!
STUPID THINGS!!


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7/29/2005 5:00:23 PM

 
Julie Gamicchia
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/14/2005
  Thanks again Debby, I am on my laptop, I'll have to try it on my desk top :( JG


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7/29/2005 5:02:26 PM

 
Brendan Knell
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/17/2005
  Julie don't press 0169 all at the same time though. That's what I did, and it didn't work.:)


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7/29/2005 5:10:29 PM

 
Julie Gamicchia
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/14/2005
  Thank you Brendan I'll give it another try! :) JG


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7/29/2005 5:14:23 PM

 
Debby A. Tabb
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/4/2004
  YOU DID!!??
AND ALT TOO
THE BOY HAS SKILLS!!!
I TRYED TO DO THAT- WHEN I WAS FIRST TRYING,LOL,LOL
OH HEY-IT DIDN'T WORK FOR ME EITHER,LOL
SOMETIMES YOU JUST FEEL LIKE A NUT!
BRENDAN- DID YOU GET IT TO WORK THOUGH?
AND DO YOU KNOW WHY WE CAN'T GET IT TO DO THE COPYRIGHT SYMBLE ON THE LAPTOPS?


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7/29/2005 5:17:47 PM

 
Brendan Knell
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/17/2005
  It took me quite a while to figure out that you press them one at a time! I just kept getting weird letters.


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7/29/2005 5:18:00 PM

 
Debby A. Tabb
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/4/2004
  LOL


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7/29/2005 5:20:06 PM

 
Brendan Knell
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/17/2005
  I don't have a laptop(I wish I did!), so I really don't have any clue why it wont let you. Maybe the keyboards are set up different. Do you get a symbol, or is it just nothing? Maybe it's just different numbers that you have to press. Try opening Character map(Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools>Character Map), then find the copywright symbol, then select it. In the bottom right-hand corner it should tell you the keys to press.


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7/29/2005 5:31:05 PM

 
Julie Gamicchia
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/14/2005
  Photoshop CS has a copyright symbol in the "custom shapes" tool. Just discovered that in case anyone wanted to know. :) JG


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7/29/2005 5:34:52 PM

 
Kimberly J. Whipps
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/10/2005
  THANK YOU SOOO MUCH. You all have helped me tremendously and just saved me a whole lot of time. I appreciate it.


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7/30/2005 10:53:08 AM

 
Debby A. Tabb
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/4/2004
  I KNOW KIMBERLY- ISN'T IT FUN!!
IT SAVES SOOOO MUCH TIME- I STAMPED 175 WEDDING PICTURES LAST NIGHT IN ABOUT 45 MINS.
NOW THE REST -I CAN JUST DO AS I GO.
:-)


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7/30/2005 11:10:40 AM

 
Robyn Gwilt
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/15/2005
  Hi all, I know you sorted yr copyright out ages ago, but I'm battling. I copied Johns instructions out, and somehow (!!!) have managed to create a 'signature/copyright'brush - but.... I can't make it stay on the pic!! I place it on the corner, or wherever, click enter, or left click... but when I move my cursor it moves with me!!! Help!!!!


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12/5/2005 4:28:21 AM

 
Robyn Gwilt
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/15/2005
  Ok, really dof here - I got cross and triple click, and VOILA I suddenly saw it, and realised it was all over my pic!! ROFLMAO! I had to adjust my saturation etc - I can seet it now! Sorry to have wasted time - I really feel stupid, but this PS nails me everytime!!


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12/5/2005 4:34:45 AM

 
Debby A. Tabb
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/4/2004
  lol,lol Good Morning Robyn,
Man, don't feel bad- there are times I work with this stuff and get so frustrated!! everyone says it should be simple and I try and try....
then someone like Liza Franco comes along and says-" just try this and boom! done deal-
and it was a simple task-
what sucks is that we all seem to pick up different tricks-and I for one am always wanting someone elses tricks,lol.
So, for me it's a CONSTANT game of catch up.
have a wonderful day-I am sure you'll be teachin' someone else something they didn't know today. :-)

....PS: Liza is a wonderful teacher, and always willing to help.


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12/5/2005 6:00:15 AM

 
Robyn Gwilt
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/15/2005
  :) Gee Debby, I just read my comment now, I was also in a hurry, and its starting to look like your comments :) Thanks though for all who contributed to this thread - I learnt something today!!!


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12/5/2005 6:10:09 AM

 
Jay A. Grantham
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/21/2005
  It doesn't work with the number keys along the top row.. you need to use the number keys that are on the numberpad (which on a laptop are usually on the keys 7-8-9-u-i-o-j-k-l-m.. or something like that).. it requires the use of Alt + Function then corresponding keys for 0-1-6-9 (an external numberpad works too)


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12/5/2005 7:01:21 AM

 
Kerry L. Walker   "AND YOU ALL KNOW - I'M TOO BUSY AND CAN'T SEE- THAT MOST OF THE TIME THINGS ARE MIS SPELLED-
WELL LOOKY THERE- I GOT MY NAME AND PHOTOGAPHY RIGHT-OOOPS PHOTOGRAPHY,LOL,LOL"

Wrong again. It is spelled Debbie. Gee, I need another cup of coffee. LOL


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12/5/2005 7:11:31 AM

 
Debby A. Tabb
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/4/2004
 
 
 
here ya go - extra sugar is always needed to get through this time of year,lol,lol


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12/5/2005 8:40:13 AM

 
Kerry L. Walker   Forget the sugar! I like it straight. I thought you might get a kick out that post.


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12/5/2005 8:43:36 AM

 
Debby A. Tabb
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/4/2004
  i did,lol
sugar for everyone else,lol,lol


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12/5/2005 9:06:52 AM

 
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