This is a tutorial about how I protect my images with an evil watermark.
This watermark will also work after a change from rpg to cmyk. It can be usefull to verify your pictures and the watermark in the channel is still there after copying the image instead of downloading it. And differrently to other watermarks it affect the printing process – a serious printer will check the channels before printing the image and I think it would be strange to him if there is still a watermark!
Metadata or whatever doesn’t annoying the printing process, copied images could lost their metadata, visible watermarks can easily cut out or retouched if they are not over the main object. But not this evil watermark. And it doesn’t distract the viewer. You can find my pictures in different groups and I’ve made DDs with pictures including this evil watermark so nobody have ever had a problem with viewing the pictures wich have this evil watermark!
This watermark will also work with pictures where the main objekt is in the middle or somewhere else without the need of covering the main objekt with a big visible watermark. For more protection you should include a visible watermark in your pictures too like I do.
I hope this evil watermark will help to protect more pictures!
If you like it then please fav this and tell other people of this tutorial so more people can use it to protect their images!
The tutorial would work in other programms too maybe with little changings. Try out to get the best result on your pics.
Thank you very much for sharing this concept! I had thought to do something like this, but wasn't sure how to execute it. Here's a pic I used it on: [link] (I altered the green channel since there was so much blue in the pic)
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING THIS It took me actually long time to figure it out because I had to use GIMP. But I finally got the results! Ya know, I even did a journal featuring this :> I wish more people could see this, we all hate art thieves :<
I've never used channels in any program before, so I'm especially new to it and I really don't know what I'm doing at all. xD I had more luck nearly completing the tutorial in Gimp than I did in Painter, but again, it's not like I know what I'm doing any way. I can't get past the part of creating a blue channel and having a blue filter put completely over my pictures.