Software: Ulead PhotoImpact 8,
Title:Make a Watermark
Skill Level: Beginner
|1. Open a new image -- color white,
320x240 (you'll find this if you click on the arrow next to Standard).
2. Click the Text Tool. In the Attribute Panel, choose Arial Black, size: 30, color: Black, Mode: 2D Object. Type your name.
3. Change to the Crop Tool. Click on the Options icon, click Active Selection. Double-click in the uncovered area to crop your image.
4. Right-click and Merge All.
|5. Go to Effect / Material Effect
/ Emboss. (Note for PI 7 — it's Effect / Special / Emboss)
Click on Options button. You will see the box at left.
Click the "5 o'clock" square and change the depth to 2. Click
You will have a graphic like this —
6. Now, save it in your Easy Palette:
||To use your Watermark:
7. Open the image you wish to watermark.
(Optional, but a good idea -- Duplicate the image [keyboard shortcut CTRL-D is easy] and close the original image.)
8. Drag your
watermark from the Easy Palette onto the image. Click on your
Pick tool and click on the Properties box. Move the dialog box that
comes up, if necessary, so that you can see your canvas. Make sure the
Preview box is checked. Click on the arrow next to the Merge drop-down
Lighting is probably the best all-around
Here you can see the different merges, shown in the same order as listed above.
When you find one you like, click OK to close the box.
If you need to resize the watermark, use your Transform Tool.
9. When you are satisfied with the merge and the
placement, right-click and Merge All.
Try different fonts, dingbats, or path shapes to make your watermark just as you want it to be.
A couple of notes on customizing your watermark:
If you'd like to rotate your watermark with the Transform Tool, this will need to be done before Step 3. Resizing after the watermark is okay, but rotating it at that stage is apt to leave a ghost image of the bounding box behind!
When making your watermark, you can use different light-source directions (in the Emboss dialog box) if that suits your image better.
I hope you've found this
tutorial helpful. Have fun with it!
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