With so many pictures flying around the internet, you want to make sure that your photos don't get ripped off, or at the very least people are aware who produced them and who owns the copyright.
Just for clarification, unless someone buys the copyright from you-all the pictures you produce are owned by you and should not be reproduced without your permission. We are of course getting into greyish areas here now, with so much social media pictures get shared, and you may want to share your pictures to promote your business or whatever. So, here is a quick way to put a copyright symbol.....
....onto your pictures using photoshop and saving it to a size that is easily viewable but not big enough to rip off.
1 open your picture in photoshop
2 select the type tool (big T on the left toolbar) and highlight where you want to start typing on the picture. You may want to place it somewhere that is tricky for someone to photoshop out.
3 For PC hold down the Alt key while pressing the keys 0169 © will magically appear then type your name or business after it. If you want to make it a different colour click on the text colour box at the top of the page and choose one that is readable on your picture.
For Mac the magic code is Option + G
4. Now if you don't want it to be too obtrusive, go to the Layers panel and move the opacity slider down until
you have the level you want-try it, but around 40-50% is usually pretty good.
5 Then go to the Layers menu at the top of the page and Flatten the image.
6. Now time to re-size and save it. Go to Image > size
Select resolution and set it at 72dpi. This will reduce the pixels to something readable on a
computer/pad /phone screen but that's all. Save this as a jpeg Quality 7 with a name you will
remember. You now have an image with your hard earned © emblazoned on it and a good size
to upload but not rip-off.
That's all folks. Enjoy sharing
© Lynn Keddie
Found photographing in rain or shine for magazines and the like.
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