April 23, 2021 at 11:28 am #62182
Hi, I’ve been thinking about getting a watermark and was wondering what people use to make theirsApril 23, 2021 at 4:12 pm #62238Blessings CapturedParticipant
I made my watermark as a PNG in Photoshop then apply it in Lightroom.
I key thing when designing a watermark is contrast and keep it simple.
If you’re a member, here’s a video on “4 tips For Creating a Professional Watermark”April 23, 2021 at 6:13 pm #62240
For creating a watermark:
I’d strongly recommend Inkscape. It has bit of a steep learning curve, but it’s the best vector graphic editor out there. Best of all, it’s free; doesn’t cost you a cent. You can export as PNG, SVG, and a host of other formats.
For applying a watermark:
What photo editing software are you using right now? Because that will affect how you apply your watermark. You could use Inkscape or Gimp for that, but it would be cumbersome (one picture at a time).April 24, 2021 at 11:16 am #62243Abigail FaithParticipant
Hi! So I just went through the process of creating my own watermark. It was something completely new for me, and I’m not 100% happy with the way it turned out, but I decided to keep it for now, since it was kinda a lot of work to create. Lol!
I used Gimp, which is what I use for all my editing, bc it’s free. 🙂 I watched a tutorial on YouTube as I was doing it, and tbh, it was pretty easy to create. Took awhile, but worked well. The only downside is that Gimp doesn’t have many fonts to choose from. But I know you can download those, though.
Good luck with whatever you decide to go with! I’m sure it’ll look awesome! 🙂April 26, 2021 at 9:06 am #62262
Thanks for the advice everyone! That really helps!April 29, 2021 at 5:12 pm #62308April 29, 2021 at 7:22 pm #62311
Yes, you have to download the software to install it, but it is free.
You can read at the link I posted to find out where exactly on the website the version is for your particular Operating System (I assumed you’re using Windows, though I didn’t know). They have pretty complete instructions on there to find out what version of Windows you’re using, etc.
It’s also available for Linux and MacOs (just go to the DOWNLOADS –> Current version menu option at the top of the website.)April 29, 2021 at 7:46 pm #62312
Ya I am using Windows thanks!April 30, 2021 at 7:15 pm #62327
In this, James’ latest blog post, he shares a few links (near the end of the post) that could really help you out.May 5, 2021 at 11:52 am #62394James StaddonKeymaster
In addition to the many programs listed in the Premium Training article, Suggested Programs for Designing Text To Your Photos, I’ve heard that Paint.net might be an option.
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