Watermark Test

This is my experiment to make some watermarks in Photoshop in an attempt to make photos more theft resistant; though, Photoshop and I just don’t get along — so far anyway. I’ve mostly used other software to do my work, except the Camera Raw portion of PS.

This video helped get me going:

How to create a Transparent Text Watermark in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Various Watermarks Made in PS (unless noted)

Descriptions below each image

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Original LR watermark I used

5thaveelevator_1100-70

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Transparent PS watermark is upper center

Shadow doesn’t seem strong enough, but is maxed.

elevatortransparentwhite_1100

Transparent text ‘Fill’ at 0%. White shadow at 100% opacity.

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Watermark is lower right

elevatornoise50_1100

50% noise added in “drop shadow.” I would think the text is supposed to be transparent with ‘fill’ at 0%, but it doesn’t appear transparent like it does above.

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elevatortransparentnoise25_1100

Similar to above, but slightly smaller and 25% noise

Drop shadow: Spread 48 & Size 210

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elevatortransparentnoise13_1100

Same as above but 13% noise

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elevatortransparentnoise5_1100

Same as above but 5% noise

The rectangle is the size of the canvas.

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This one is just for fun, since it’s probably not hard to remove by the wizards

elevatortransparentnoise5red_1100

Same as above (5% noise), but red shadow &

Drop shadow: Spread 51 & Size 2

Shrinking the shadow seems to nullify the noise background

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elevatortransparentnoise5brown_1100

Same as above (5% noise), but brown shadow &

Drop shadow: Spread 42 & Size 250

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elevatortransparentnoise0brown_1100

Same as above but no noise

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elevatortransparentnoise40brown_1100

Same as above but 40% noise

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elevatortransparentnoise40blue_1100

Same as above but blue 40% noise

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elevatortransparentnoise40blueoval_1100

Different blue 40% noise

Drop shadow smaller, so more oval: Spread 29 & Size 76

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elevatortransparentnoiseblueovallargercanvas_1100

Same as above, but larger canvas and different blue

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elevatortransparentwhitenoiseoval_1100

Same as above, but color white

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elevatorphosphatewhite_1100

Phosphate font white shadow with noise

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The following are Lightroom fonts

elevatorphosphatelrsmaller_1100

Phosphate font in LR at 15 opacity

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elevatorphosphatelr_large_1100

Phosphate font in LR at 15 opacity – upper

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elevatorphosphatelr_largest_1100

Phosphate font in LR at 25 opacity – larger, center

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