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Creating a Watermark


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PebblzNnutz

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I'm getting a bit tired of some of my Facebook friends downloading, cropping, adding text etc. to the photos that I share with them without asking me and/or crediting me for the photos. The only thing that I can think of is to add a watermark to my photos but we all know even that can be cropped out of a photo. So what I want to do is create a watermark that I can resize, angle, curve etc. to fit in a certain spot on my photo e.g. ball, eyeglasses, collar or even on a forehead if I have to  :P Anyone here know how to create a watermark that I can place anywhere on a photo? I don't have photoshop but I do have Pixelmator that I can use to create a watermark. 



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Well then create one at the maximum size on a transparent background in Pixelmator. Then open that document, import your photo to another layer, resize and move the watermark as desired, and export to jpeg, and don't save changes to the watermark document (so it will remain intact for the next usage).

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Thank you ScottinPollock and sorry for not replying sooner. I went to Unalakleet for a week to the regional basketball tournament where I took a few thousand photos that I have not completely sorted through yet. Anyway, i got as far as resizing and moving the watermark but I can't figure out how to curve the watermark and there are only drag points on the sides of the text box. Is there any way I can lock the width of the text and just widen it vertically? 



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You can right-click the text layer in the Layers palette and choose 'convert into shape', which will allow you to expand either the width, height, or both (but the text will no longer be editable).



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Will that apply to curving or angling the watermark too?



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Not sure what you mean by 'curving'... If you mean text on a path, I believe there is a mechanism for that in Pixelmator, but frankly I don't use it anymore as I much prefer Affinity Photo.

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Yes, that's what I mean exactly. I didn't know the term for it and thanks to you, I can look for a tutorial online. Can Affinity Photo create a watermark the way I want it?



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Affinty Photo and Designer are true Adobe killers. At $50 a pop, and given the amazing free updates in the 1.x series, it's a no brainer. In your case, text on a path is only available in Designer (as with Adobe it is only available in Illustrator).