Digital Hacks #3: Add Copyright Information in Ps
|6 min read
Recommended Journals
Selling Prints: Observations and Advice
Art in the Professions Week Introduction A lot of people think this is how print sales happen: 1. Join DeviantArt 2. Upload your first piece to DA with prints enabled 3. Log out 4. Come back an hour later 5. ???? 6. PROFIT But, sadly, it's not that easy - like most social media platforms, DA is a site where you tend to get back a return (in this case, CASH MONEY!) proportionate to effort you put into getting your content seen. In this article I'll be focusing on marketing your prints, which is easier than you'd expect but requires you to think about four major questions: What are you going to sell? Who are you selling it to? Where will you
10 Tips for Contacting Illustrators
When you're a self-published author, you have to wear a lot of hats - editor, designer, marketer - sometimes all the hats! That includes being your own art director and communicating with illustrators. As an illustrator, sometimes emails from self-published authors can be, at best clueless, at worst downright insulting. If you want to work with a professional illustrator, sending a solid inquiry email is essential. Here's how to increase your chances of making a good first impression. Don't begin by talking about how tight your budget is. Imagine if someone burst into your office and the first words out of their mouth were, "I can't pay you
The Struggles of Photo Manipulation
Photo Manipulation Week    By DA's definition, a photo manipulation is a combination of at least two photos to create a whole new image. Often time, photo manipulations can contain 5, 10, 15 or more photos. All of which may come from different sources, meaning different lighting, perspective, color, and quality. The list goes on and on!    Stitching all these photos together to make one cohesive composite can seem intimidating, forcing beginners to limit their visions to simple composts the contain just a few images max.    While a photo manipulation shouldn't be judged on how many different images it took to create it (If all you need i
In this article, I will be showing you how to add Copyright and Descriptive Information to your files in Photoshop. This is useful for when we publish images online and want them to retain information about their source regardless of where they end up on the web. I am a dummy! 

Photoshop and some similar image-editing applications can detect the copyright information in an image and display it as soon as the image is opened. Copyright laws give the creators of images certain rights to exclusively publish and distribute their works. Adding appropriate information to your images is one way to help protect your work. 

  Overview of Tools

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Add Copyright and Descriptive Information
  • Difficulty Level: Easy  

 Add Copyright and Descriptive Information


I am now going to walk you through adding Copyright and Descriptive Information to a file in Photoshop. For the purpose of this tutorial, I will be using an art piece I made earlier this month, see below:



    Pixelist - FTU Block Bullet 1. In Photoshop, click on File. Then press Alt + Shift + Ctrl + I (MAC: Option + Shift + Command + I) to open File Info.
              If you do not like keyboard shortcuts: Click File > Click File Info.

 
I have included a visual example of where you will be navigating to, see below:

Step-1 by breerothman


  Pixelist - FTU Block Bullet 2. The File Info dialog box will open as shown below:
Step-2 by breerothman


  Pixelist - FTU Block Bullet 3. Now here comes the fun and easiest part of all; adding your information! La la la la 
    • Type the Title and Author information for your image.
    • Type a Description for your image.
    • Type Keywords for your image.
 Pixelist - FTU Block Bullet 4. Lastly, we will change our Copyright Status and input our Copyright Info URL.
    • Click the Step-5 by breerothman to choose a Copyright Status.
    • Type your reference web address for your image for the Copyright Info URL.
    • Click > OK.


I included a screenshot of my File Info dialog box to give you an idea of how one looks completed, see below:

Step-3 by breerothman
Arrow left note: your file info dialog box should contain your copyright information, not mine. Arrow right 


blue heart bullet Please note, if you marked your image as Copyrighted, Photoshop will place a copyright symbol in the title bar of the image, please see below:

Step-4 by breerothman

blue heart bullet Did you know? You can follow these same steps in Adobe Illustrator to add copyright to your files in Illustrator.

Congratulations, you have now successfully added Copyright and Descriptive Information to your file!
OMG! I can't contain my excitement! 

Thank you for reading! Hope you have found this to be informative as well as helpful.
Want to learn something specific? Submit your suggestions via note to breerothman 



Recommended Journals
Selling Prints: Observations and Advice
Art in the Professions Week Introduction A lot of people think this is how print sales happen: 1. Join DeviantArt 2. Upload your first piece to DA with prints enabled 3. Log out 4. Come back an hour later 5. ???? 6. PROFIT But, sadly, it's not that easy - like most social media platforms, DA is a site where you tend to get back a return (in this case, CASH MONEY!) proportionate to effort you put into getting your content seen. In this article I'll be focusing on marketing your prints, which is easier than you'd expect but requires you to think about four major questions: What are you going to sell? Who are you selling it to? Where will you
10 Tips for Contacting Illustrators
When you're a self-published author, you have to wear a lot of hats - editor, designer, marketer - sometimes all the hats! That includes being your own art director and communicating with illustrators. As an illustrator, sometimes emails from self-published authors can be, at best clueless, at worst downright insulting. If you want to work with a professional illustrator, sending a solid inquiry email is essential. Here's how to increase your chances of making a good first impression. Don't begin by talking about how tight your budget is. Imagine if someone burst into your office and the first words out of their mouth were, "I can't pay you
The Struggles of Photo Manipulation
Photo Manipulation Week    By DA's definition, a photo manipulation is a combination of at least two photos to create a whole new image. Often time, photo manipulations can contain 5, 10, 15 or more photos. All of which may come from different sources, meaning different lighting, perspective, color, and quality. The list goes on and on!    Stitching all these photos together to make one cohesive composite can seem intimidating, forcing beginners to limit their visions to simple composts the contain just a few images max.    While a photo manipulation shouldn't be judged on how many different images it took to create it (If all you need i
Comments22
anonymous's avatar
Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Sign In
kuromikku's avatar
kuromikkuHobbyist Digital Artist
I need to practice doing this :) Thank you for sharing ^^
mononokehoshie's avatar
mononokehoshieHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for sharing! o/
Elandria's avatar
ElandriaProfessional General Artist
I use bridge when I'm not using lightroom, bulk editing of metadata is just made of win if you have lots of pieces that need updating :nod: :thumbsup:   This is deffo something everyone should be doing!
breerothman's avatar
breerothmanProfessional Digital Artist
100% Agreed!
ChrishelSr's avatar
ChrishelSrHobbyist General ArtistFeatured
Image Info Editing pane by ChrishelSr  
This is also found in Corel PaintShop Pro X4 and newer.
Go to Image.
Drop down Image Information.
Select Creator Information and enter your desired information.
The image shows a screen capture taken moments ago.
breerothman's avatar
breerothmanProfessional Digital Artist
Awesome! Thank you so much for sharing this with everyone. :la:
ElectricPoodle's avatar
ElectricPoodleHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! This is going to help out a lot! Now does this apply to Original art and Fan art alike, or is it for original characters, storylines, etc. only?
Lyricanna's avatar
LyricannaHobbyist General Artist
dA gives you a copyright to anything that you created and post to this website.  So while selling Fan Art is a sticky business, the individual image that you made is under your copyright, if that makes sense.  So you can use copyright info (called metadata in older versions) on your fan art if you want =)
ElectricPoodle's avatar
ElectricPoodleHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!! This will help me out a lot! :hug:
Lyricanna's avatar
LyricannaHobbyist General Artist
No problem =)
breerothman's avatar
breerothmanProfessional Digital Artist
You're welcome and I am glad you found this useful. :heart:

As for your question... I would recommend asking one of our resident Fan Art CVs such as, Lyricanna or TheCreativeJenn about this as they would be capable of providing more insight into what Fan Art allows or does not allow when it pertains to copyright.
ElectricPoodle's avatar
ElectricPoodleHobbyist Traditional Artist
Will do! 
Ikran's avatar
thank you so much!!!
breerothman's avatar
breerothmanProfessional Digital Artist
welcome!
Somnusvorus's avatar
SomnusvorusProfessional General Artist
Shit, I knew there was something about PS that allowed copyright but didn't know it would be that easy. :lol:

I will use the feature in future when. I get my laptop back from repairs. :la:
breerothman's avatar
breerothmanProfessional Digital Artist
Yep, it is that easy! Glad you found this helpful. :heart:
SnowInHades's avatar
SnowInHadesHobbyist General Artist
Thank you for sharing this. Very useful :hug:
breerothman's avatar
breerothmanProfessional Digital Artist
You're welcome! :hug:
TheGalleryOfEve's avatar
TheGalleryOfEveProfessional Digital Artist
Very helpful :nod: Thank you so much for helping us with this tip!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconsweethugplz::iconflyingheartsplz:
breerothman's avatar
breerothmanProfessional Digital Artist
My pleasure! :huggle:
Reptonic's avatar
ReptonicStudent Filmographer
This is very useful! I'll be sure to use that!
breerothman's avatar
breerothmanProfessional Digital Artist
:aww: That makes me very happy to hear that! :heart:
anonymous's avatar
Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Sign In
©2019 DeviantArt
All Rights reserved