Creating and using a watermark in Paint Shop Pro 8

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Todd G.
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Creating and using a watermark in Paint Shop Pro 8
Jun 4, 2004

I followed Sue Chastin's directions for creating a watermark at http://graphicssoft.about.com/cs/paintshoppro/ht/pspwatermark.htm . I currently have a .psp file that it saved so I can add my watermark to my photos.

After I copy and paste the watermark on my photo, I go in and Layers -> Properties -> Blend Mode -> Hard Light to make the lettering transparent.

1) How can I modify the file so I don't have to do this each time? When I view the file in says (Raster 1)

2) How can I batch process add watermark on several photos at one time)photos?

3)Can I save the watermark file (.psp) in another format that is smaller like > jpg and keep the transparent background? I tried saving it as a .jpg and it added a white background.

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Sol Adler
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Re: Creating and using a watermark in Paint Shop Pro 8
In reply to Todd G., Jun 4, 2004

Todd G. wrote:

I followed Sue Chastin's directions for creating a watermark at
http://graphicssoft.about.com/cs/paintshoppro/ht/pspwatermark.htm .
I currently have a .psp file that it saved so I can add my
watermark to my photos.
After I copy and paste the watermark on my photo, I go in and
Layers -> Properties -> Blend Mode -> Hard Light to make the
lettering transparent.
1) How can I modify the file so I don't have to do this each time?
When I view the file in says (Raster 1)

I don't think you can. However you can record a script to do it all with just one click.

2) How can I batch process add watermark on several photos at one
time)photos?

Use the above script you record in Batch> Process

3)Can I save the watermark file (.psp) in another format that is
smaller like > jpg and keep the transparent background? I tried
saving it as a .jpg and it added a white background.

Jpg does not store transparency. Gif will but you may lose some color quality since it is a palletted file.

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Re: Creating and using a watermark in Paint Shop Pro 8
In reply to Todd G., Jun 4, 2004

Todd, for a little more flexibility.....

Save a copy as a gif (so the background is transparent).... open it in PSP, then....File/Export/Picture Tube. This gives you the ability to stamp it on the image, add it to a new layer, or, change the size etc.

Joy

Todd G. wrote:

I followed Sue Chastin's directions for creating a watermark at
http://graphicssoft.about.com/cs/paintshoppro/ht/pspwatermark.htm .
I currently have a .psp file that it saved so I can add my
watermark to my photos.
After I copy and paste the watermark on my photo, I go in and
Layers -> Properties -> Blend Mode -> Hard Light to make the
lettering transparent.
1) How can I modify the file so I don't have to do this each time?
When I view the file in says (Raster 1)

2) How can I batch process add watermark on several photos at one
time)photos?

3)Can I save the watermark file (.psp) in another format that is
smaller like > jpg and keep the transparent background? I tried
saving it as a .jpg and it added a white background.

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Re: Creating and using a watermark in Paint Shop Pro 8
In reply to Joy_CA, Jun 7, 2004

How do I save it as a gif and keep the transparent background? I save it as a gif and the background is white.

Then I tried File/Export/Picture Tube and it says "to save the image as a Picture Tube, the image must be 24 bit and have only one raster layer with a transparency". Maybe if I can give it a transparent background, this will take care of this problem. Do I perform this action on the .psp or .gif file?

Joy_CA wrote:
Todd, for a little more flexibility.....

Save a copy as a gif (so the background is transparent).... open it
in PSP, then....File/Export/Picture Tube. This gives you the
ability to stamp it on the image, add it to a new layer, or, change
the size etc.

Joy

Todd G. wrote:

I followed Sue Chastin's directions for creating a watermark at
http://graphicssoft.about.com/cs/paintshoppro/ht/pspwatermark.htm .
I currently have a .psp file that it saved so I can add my
watermark to my photos.
After I copy and paste the watermark on my photo, I go in and
Layers -> Properties -> Blend Mode -> Hard Light to make the
lettering transparent.
1) How can I modify the file so I don't have to do this each time?
When I view the file in says (Raster 1)

2) How can I batch process add watermark on several photos at one
time)photos?

3)Can I save the watermark file (.psp) in another format that is
smaller like > jpg and keep the transparent background? I tried
saving it as a .jpg and it added a white background.

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Re: Creating and using a watermark in Paint Shop Pro 8
In reply to Todd G., Jun 7, 2004

Todd, I hope you will not be totally confused....here are a few links that will hopefully help.....

If you need more help, let me know....
Joy

http://moonsdesigns.com/tutorials/psp8/transparentgif.html

http://groups.msn.com/PaintShopProNFriends/optimizationtips.msnw

http://groups.msn.com/PaintShopProNFriends/savingatransparentgif.msnw

http://tiemdesign.com/HowTo/2003/May/PSPTransBack/default.asp

http://www.tut.pspug.org/tutbasic/gifvsjpeg.htm

http://www.fortunecity.com/meltingpot/iceland/1146/Jemima/Tutorials/PSPATuts/pspasavgiftpt.htm

http://always-unique.net/transparentGifs.html

Todd G. wrote:
How do I save it as a gif and keep the transparent background? I
save it as a gif and the background is white.

Then I tried File/Export/Picture Tube and it says "to save the
image as a Picture Tube, the image must be 24 bit and have only one
raster layer with a transparency". Maybe if I can give it a
transparent background, this will take care of this problem. Do I
perform this action on the .psp or .gif file?

Joy_CA wrote:
Todd, for a little more flexibility.....

Save a copy as a gif (so the background is transparent).... open it
in PSP, then....File/Export/Picture Tube. This gives you the
ability to stamp it on the image, add it to a new layer, or, change
the size etc.

Joy

Todd G. wrote:

I followed Sue Chastin's directions for creating a watermark at
http://graphicssoft.about.com/cs/paintshoppro/ht/pspwatermark.htm .
I currently have a .psp file that it saved so I can add my
watermark to my photos.
After I copy and paste the watermark on my photo, I go in and
Layers -> Properties -> Blend Mode -> Hard Light to make the
lettering transparent.
1) How can I modify the file so I don't have to do this each time?
When I view the file in says (Raster 1)

2) How can I batch process add watermark on several photos at one
time)photos?

3)Can I save the watermark file (.psp) in another format that is
smaller like > jpg and keep the transparent background? I tried
saving it as a .jpg and it added a white background.

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Todd
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Do not save as a gif
In reply to Todd G., Jun 7, 2004

Make transparent background, place your watermark on it, export as tube. If you want to save the file just in case you need it save it as a psp.
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