It’s always a challenge working in the digital world of graphics and design. Most of what I do exists only in the digital realm, and that comes with the obvious problems of how to get paid when what you are creating does not even physically exist. It would be easy enough for the client to just copy the digital “proof” or sample and then use it even if it is of lower image quality than the original.
A personalized digital watermark!! And, here”s how I do mine in Adobe Photoshop. This tutorial will show you an easy way to create a quick and effective watermark on your proof images so you can safely share your work in progress with a client and not have to worry (as much).
|Here is my source image that I want to send a copy of to a client for approval.||And here is what I want to send them as a proof so they can”t just steal my work so far.|
Here’s how it works:
1. File < New. choose an image size. I’ll do 200px x 200px. and use the paint bucket to color the background black or any other color but white.. Create a new layer. create your watermark. I’m using the text tool here to create a repeatable template to be used later. In mine, I use the text “mattbunch.us” and then rotate it diagonally so that when repeated it will create diagonal lines of text across the final image. You can use anything here including logos, but I recommend keeping it simple and monotone (white) to keep things clean for your proofs while still adding some protection.