Creating and using a watermark in Paint Shop Pro 8

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Todd G. Contributing Member • Posts: 692
Creating and using a watermark in Paint Shop Pro 8

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
Confucius once said, 'To know one's camera, first know one's self.'
Canon 300D
Oly C-2100UZ

Sol Adler Regular Member • Posts: 139
Re: Creating and using a watermark in Paint Shop Pro 8

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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Todd
Confucius once said, 'To know one's camera, first know one's self.'
Canon 300D
Oly C-2100UZ

Joy_CA Regular Member • Posts: 396
Re: Creating and using a watermark in Paint Shop Pro 8

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
Confucius once said, 'To know one's camera, first know one's self.'
Canon 300D
Oly C-2100UZ

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Todd G. OP Contributing Member • Posts: 692
Re: Creating and using a watermark in Paint Shop Pro 8

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
Confucius once said, 'To know one's camera, first know one's self.'
Canon 300D
Oly C-2100UZ

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Todd
Confucius once said, 'To know one's camera, first know one's self.'
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Oly C-2100UZ

Joy_CA Regular Member • Posts: 396
Re: Creating and using a watermark in Paint Shop Pro 8

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.

-- hide signature --

Todd
Confucius once said, 'To know one's camera, first know one's self.'
Canon 300D
Oly C-2100UZ

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C-4040

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Todd
Confucius once said, 'To know one's camera, first know one's self.'
Canon 300D
Oly C-2100UZ

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Joy_CA Regular Member • Posts: 396
Forgot to say.....
adder Contributing Member • Posts: 718
Do not save as a gif

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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