Tutorial on how to add signatures/copyrights to your photos

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  1. Wack

    Wack Elite Refuge Member

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    Have noticed more and more of you adding signatures, etc to your photos. This is a link to tutorial on how to add them with one click, by creating a Photoshop action. Fairly simple and saves a lot of time:

    http://www.trimoon.com/html/tmsignaturetutorial.html
     
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    excellent. thank you very much.:tu
     
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    fantastic ................ thank you
     
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    stuwest Elite Refuge Member

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    Anyone know if the application is in Elements also??
     
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    I've tried and to the best of my knowledge no. I've heard that it can be done as a custom brush in elements, but I haven't tried it. I've also looked for a plug in and no dice. But it may also depend on what version of elements you have. I have 4.0, and many of the plug in don't work due to Adobe tightening up the programing. If you have 2.0 or 3.0 you may be able to find a plug in that will give you custom actions.

    Here are some links to sites that have plug ins and tuturiols for elements -

    http://www.cavesofice.org/~grant/Challenge/Tools/RunTools.html

    http://www.photoshopelementsuser.com/index.php

    http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/pselements/p/layermasks.htm
     
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    sdkidaho Decoy, Gun Dog, Christian, Idaho, Montana/Wyoming Moderator Flyway Manager

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    I went through the tutorial, step by step in Photoshop, but each time the end product comes out looking like... well, junk? It makes all the letters in the signature bleed together or something so you can't even tell what it is.

    Not sure what I'm doing wrong?
     
  7. SlideStop

    SlideStop Senior Refuge Member

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    He's a link on how to do this with PSE 5.0
    http://www.photoshopelementsuser.com/forum/showthread.php?t=427

    The step to get the copyright mark is as follows : In custom shape you'll find the Copyright mark . Shortcut key for the custom Shapes is U . Just click in the Tool Bar and Type U for the Custom Shapes folder. If you have problems IM me I'll try to help you through it .

    Good luck
    Jerry
     
  8. Feathers & Fins

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    Or in PS CS2 or CS3 you can hold the "Alt" key down and then type these numbers in this order. 0, 1, 6, 9. Your layers will have to be flattened to do this procedure. This will only give you the copyright logo.
     
  9. Dove Commander

    Dove Commander Elite Refuge Member

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    what program do yall use to mess with pictures? I use microsoft picture it, hey it came in with a pack of photo paper :) ) and i use it just to crop or edit lil stuff on my pictures but yall look to have something a lil more high tech haha
     
  10. sdkidaho

    sdkidaho Decoy, Gun Dog, Christian, Idaho, Montana/Wyoming Moderator Flyway Manager

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    I followed these instructions and got it to work finally. :tu

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    Make a Simple Signature Brush:

    Create a new Document File>New ... lets make it 5cm X 5cm, 300 pixels per Inch and background transparent

    Select the text tool and choose any font you want
    Set the foreground colour to black and type your name
    Now do Edit>Define brush ... give it a name and click OK.
    Go to your brushes palette and last one on the list will now be your new signature brush.

    To use it simply create a new layer above your image, select your brush (resize if need be), choose your colour and stamp with the brush ... don't forget that you can always apply a layer style to it. Experiment a little ... add a bevel, a drop shadow ....

    One note of warning if you do want to keep your brush then I suggest that you use the Preset Manager and save it to a new brush set.

    If anyone is interested in making a more complex copyright brush then just say and I'll do one

    Wendy
     

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