Putting borders and signatures on digital photographs??

Discussion in 'Photography' started by zig, 22 Oct 2007.

  1. zig

    zig Member

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    What is the easiest way to put a border or a signature on a digital photograph, I want some way to identify that photos are mine when people download them from the web, that's my main question really, but I am also interested in using borders as well if there is an easy way to do that I would like to know.

    I have photoshop version 6 but am pretty clueless tbh on how to use it, but I'm guessing to add signatures I may have to learn!!

    Anybody have any ideas where to start or any little programmes I could download that could do this for me easy enough.

    Thankyou.
     
  2. Matt Holbrook-Bull

    Matt Holbrook-Bull Founder

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    one thing you can do, is increase the canvas size by say, 20 pixels, and tell photoshop you want a black background and to center the current image inside the extra. i think its an option in the same dialogue window.

    that should give you a 10 px border around the whole image, then you can put your name in the bottom, or wherever you like :)
     
  3. Dan Crawford

    Dan Crawford Founder Staff Member

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    Hi Zig, Photoshop is the way forwards. I only use photoshop so i dont know if there is much else out there that may be easier?...
    If you have a quick google search for photoshop tutorials you could use those to get a good idea of how photoshop and layers inparticular work.
    The easiest way to do what you want to do would be to make a "template" layer like the one here.
    Picture2-1.png

    That layer is always on the top and you place your required image behind it.

    Picture1-5.png

    Hope this helps. PM me if you would like some more info or these files for that matter?
     
  4. Matt Holbrook-Bull

    Matt Holbrook-Bull Founder

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    Dans the boy!! :) listen to Dan
     
  5. zig

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    Ok thanks chaps I will try it out tomorrow when I have some time and probably annoy you with more questions if thats alright. The way you have it there BigDanne is probably the way to go.

    Thanks guys I will report back with my efforts.
     

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