The Simple Watermark

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I have never had great patience for photoshop.  I have tried, I promise you but the layers upon layers of options and keys to hit.  My mind just goes numb.  I took the classes and sat through instruction only to feel my brain slowly start to fade out on me.  Not my thing and that is ok.   Next, I decided to see if  Youtube had a simple tutorial for me to follow to again attempt to make my own watermark.  Nope, the guy said the word layers and I could feel my brain close down, literally checks out on me.  Best to know where you talent lies and mine is shopping.  Time to shop for a water mark.

I don’t know why the sudden need for the upgrade.  The old name slapped across the photo was doing just fine, although clearly not inspiring.  So, off I go typing in watermark logos for a an internet search and the computer churned back more confusion.  Wow, the options are endless and expensive for just a name slapped on the bottom of a photo.  I truly reconsidered my decision to replace old faithful with something new.  Facebook of course and their sneaky adds that track me and pop things in my feed.  How do they know?  Truly if they post any ads for retirement I will take offense.

I will admit Photologo did know what they were doing and produced the above logo in 4 color options.  All I had to do was answer a few questions and tell them what I wanted.  Not too thick and not too curly and please make it readable.  I mean, it seems reasonable to spend all that money and want to be able to read the name.  Getting it into Lightroom and sizing is easy after playing around with it a bit.  I think I will have to be more conscious of which one I pull depending on the photo.  Given time I will have all the kinks worked out.

Ok so maybe I am changing a bit and taking the picture in as the whole product from the your point of view.  I go to all the trouble of taking what I think is a great shot.  I want to inspire you with that photo, but clearly want to stamp it as mine.  Again,  I went to all the effort.  So, the name should compliment the work and not distract.    Beauty takes on many forms and should inspire even if it is only written words.  Hope you like it.  I do.

So maybe the simple watermark isn’t so simple after all.

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