Jonny not all fonts include the © symbol. Sometimes the free fonts only include a-z and 1-0 symbols and thats it.
Watermark makers(31 posts) (6 voices)
Yeah the copyright symbol isn't in there so I use the ariel and paste it in there then switch back to the other one. Very simple to do and I have shots where I did that a while ago. I just never remember these things.
Gentoo, are you talking about the kind that don't show up in the image but are somehow embedded in it, or the semitransparent ones that can be seen on the image, like "photos by gentoo," for example?
How do I do the former? I am shooting with a D5K and using lightroom 3 primarily for my post processing.
Thanks in advance
anotherviewfinder, I'm embarrassed to say that I don't even know if the former is possible. I thought it was possible back then but I'm not sure now unless you mean adding your copyright/author info to the metadata. Lightroom will put it in both the IPTC and exif data for you in the exif section of the library module.
Here's a tutorial about watermarking in Lightroom 3 in case you're interested.
A "transparent" watermark can be created in Photoshop using layers of varying transparency. Put your image on the bottom layer. Create a new layer (layer 2) with "transparent" selected as your background. Type your desired watermark copy in layer two. Duplicate layer two to layer three. "Select all" in layer three and offset the top layer by 5 to 25 pixels to create a relief. Adjust transparency using sliders. Flatten and export to .JPG.
Sorry, but I think I'm missing a couple steps (I'm reciting this from memory) since I don't yet have an OS X version of Photoshop.
DISREGARD ABOVE POST!
I finally got around to downloading a trial OS X version of Photoshop CS5, and started to create a watermark (my CS licenses are all stuck on PCs, and I've yet to "crossgrade" everything). Here's how I created the watermarked images below:
1. Open desired image file in Photoshop.
2. Select the text tool, and draw a text box.
3. Type desired copy in the text box, select desired typeface, size, fill color, etc.
4. Go to menu item: Layer > Layer Style > Select "Drop Shadow" box > drag opacity percent from between 50% and 80%.
5. "Save as" .JPG (to flatten layers).
Many other "checkable" presets are available within the Layer Style dialog box, and may either be used individually, or in various combinations--experiment to see what you like best. A more elegant solution would be to create a transparent .PSD, and then layer that on top of any image you open in CS5. Then you wouldn't have to recompose the type every time you want to watermark anything.
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