Saturday, 21 February 2015

HOW TO WATERMARK YOUR IMAGES - STEP BY STEP - ANYONE CAN DO IT

PRAY FIRST - HOWL LATER
By Sea Dean

12" x 6" Wrap Canvas
$90
Ready to hang

To view my online Gallery of originals please visit Daily Paintworks
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HOW TO WATERMARK

You'll recognize Zevron from a few days ago except this time he comes with a watermark. I know watermarking is important, not because it stops the theft of your ideas or printing your creations without permission, but with a watermark you have proof of ownership if you decide on legal action. It also lets any would be copyists know that you are serious about protecting your work because you have taken the time to watermark it.

PRAY FIRST - HOWL LATER was created for a challenge. The challenger, Kimberly Kelly Santinii, made watermarking a condition of submission, so I had to step up to the plate. See the other entrants here.

Here is how you can watermark any image using Pic Monkey, which is a free site.

1. Go to Pic Monkey http://www.picmonkey.com/
2. Select TOUCH UP
3. Select the image you wish to watermark from your computer and ENTER
4. On the left select Tt (supposedly this means text)
5. Select the font (type of writing) you would like, by clicking on it.
6. Click ADD TEXT, which is at the top of the fonts.
7. Click in the box that appears on your image and write your text (mine is the title of the painting, Sea Dean Artist © www.paintamasterpiece.blogspot.com)
8. On the right of your image there are many things to test such as colour of text, fading to make it less obtrusive, size, blending, centering etc. By default the text is black but white or another colour may look better on your image.
9. You can move the text box by (left click, hold and reposition by sliding your finger across your pad).
10. You can create multiple text boxes and reposition them as I have.
11. Save file by clicking on SAVE above your image and giving it a title on your computer. Added protection comes from adding your name and © in the title of your image.
12. Make sure you save the watermarked image and it's date by putting it in a file where the date won't be altered.

Feel free to share this lesson with anyone that will benefit.



IN THE PARK
By Sea Dean

4" x 6" 140lb Strathmore
White frame about 7" x 9"
Ready to hang

To view my online Gallery of originals please visit Daily Paintworks
Shop for Limited Edition ACEO here


Ref 15032 Pray first - Howl later
Ref 13099 In the Park