Simple Watermark
tutorial by Whisper

This tutorial was created and put on this site on January 4, 2004.
It is property of and 2001-2003 to Whisper's Web Works.
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For this tutorial you will need:
Paint Shop Pro 8  ~ download a trial version.

Open a new image:
300 x 300 pixels
Raster background
16.7 Million colors

Set your foreground color to black solid and your background to white solid.

Select the shapes tool to:
Anti-alias & vector checked
Line style solid
Width 5

Hold down the shift key and draw a circle about 220 pixels in diameter.

Objects > Align > Center in canvas.

In the layer palette right click on the vector layer and Merge > Merge visible.

Set your foreground color to null and your background to black solid.

Select your text tool and set at:
A bold font of choice
Anti-alias checked
Stroke 0

Click inside your circle and type the text you want.

This is what I have done:

Objects > Align > Center in canvas.

In the layer palette right click on the vector layer and Merge > Merge visible.


Effects > Texture Effects > Emboss.

Now your watermark is ready to use.

So let's put it on an image.

Here are an of image for you to play with.  Just right click on the picture and copy.  Then in PSP paste as a new image.

Activate the watermark image and Edit > Copy.

Now activate the flower picture and Edit > Paste > Paste as a new layer.

In the layer palette set the blend mode for the watermark layer to either Overlay, Soft light or Hard light.

You will see that there are subtle differences between the three blend modes.

Also changing the layer opacity will give the watermark a different look.

You can also resize and move the watermark around on the image.

This one is done with the blend mode set to Soft light.

**To give your watermark a bit more depth...
Before applying Emboss using your magic wand set at 10 tolerance, click inside the white area.
Selections > Float.

Effects > 3D Effects > Cutout > these settings:
Vertical & Horizontal 0
Opacity 100
Blur 6
Shadow color black

Proceed with the tutorial as above.**

It all depends on the type and lightness/darkness of the image you are watermarking.

Now that you see how to make and work a watermark you can have all sorts of different ones.

I save mine in .psp or .pspimage format in a folder dedicated to watermarks.

Enjoy watermarking!


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