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Kospero's evil watermark tutorial

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Published: May 30, 2012
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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! :aww:


If you like it then please :+fav: fav this and tell other people of this tutorial so more people can use it to protect their images! :iconblinkthanksplz:
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The tutorial would work in other programms too maybe with little changings. Try out to get the best result on your pics.


Have fun! :wave:
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Moonshadow-Phantom's avatar
Moonshadow-PhantomHobbyist Digital Artist
thanks
now I got it :D
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TheDuckofPowerHobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for sharing this concept! :la: :happybounce: :squee: 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) :D
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SunsetTheDragonHobbyist Digital Artist
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING THIS:icontearplz:
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 :<
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xTernal7Hobbyist General Artist
But GIMP isn't that different...
SunsetTheDragon's avatar
SunsetTheDragonHobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I know, but it's the user interface.
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xTernal7Hobbyist General Artist
The only thing seen from the screencap is how layers are arranged?
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SunsetTheDragonHobbyist Digital Artist
Uhhh... never mind, ignore the last comment.

Well, from what she said in the tutorial "Go the the blue channel of the copy and cut out the text" made me assume that you get up new channel menu each time you select a layer in Photoshop and that you could select different channel for each layer. (I've never tried Photoshop in my life ^^; ) Ok, there are 3 layers, you select the green channel for the first layer, blue for the second and red for the third. When you select the first layer the green channel will appear highlighted, second layer will make blue highlighted and third will make the red one highlighted XD
daremaker's avatar
This is just awesome.
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Feniiku-ArtsHobbyist General Artist
(also faving on this account for reference :))
Feniiku's avatar
FeniikuHobbyist General Artist
*saves this tutorial* very useful :) thanks for sharing!
Kospero's avatar
KosperoProfessional General Artist
Thanks too! :)
Team-Rocket-was-here's avatar
Must... Try this.... Out. ~<3
Kospero's avatar
KosperoProfessional General Artist
:wave: Link your results if you like! :sun:
Rockinfroggi's avatar
This sounds great and if I find it works well enough will add a permanent link to it either on my page or journal. Thank you for sharing.:iconemotehandshakeplz:
Kospero's avatar
KosperoProfessional General Artist
Hi! :)

It would be great if you can show me your results. And if you have any questions to this tutorial, ask me. :aww:
Rockinfroggi's avatar
No problem, I'm going to try and find time to try it out over the weekend.
Kospero's avatar
KosperoProfessional General Artist
On your pencil art you can change the backgroundcolor for this watermark from white to black when using it on a lighter drawing. I do so when I've a photo with more white than colors in it. :)
Rockinfroggi's avatar
Thank you for the tip, that's handy to know.:nod:
FreakieGeekie's avatar
FreakieGeekieHobbyist General Artist
Thanks for this!
I never really bothered with watermarks before but now that my art skills are improving a little I want to protect what's mine.
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KosperoProfessional General Artist
We should made art thefts life as hard as possible! :D
:) I hope this tutorial helps too.
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FreakieGeekieHobbyist General Artist
Agreed!
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candlejackedStudent General Artist
GREAT tutorial! I must figure out how to apply it to Painter.
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KosperoProfessional General Artist
Thanks a lot! :) If you can make changes to the channels than it should be as easy as in photoshop.
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