Hi and welcome back.
Ok, since I didn’t make it last Friday, let’s try for today and again on this coming Friday.
For today, I want to show you how to add a copyright to your images. And then once you get that, you can create an action to run in the Scripts Manager or just add it per image. I do it per image on delivered and retouched images as it is fast and simple.
First, pull a web-sized image into PS. This shot has gone through the scripts manager as a batch conversion and is ready for the internet.
On the left of the PS palette, is the T. You can choose it here or just type the letter T to place your text:
Once you have that chosen, the box along the top will come up and show your choices.
First: choose your script, I like Zapfino
Second: choose your type style, I choose regular but there are other choices
Third: choose type size, this will differ depending on your Font, just test on your image
Fourth: select your justification, although you’ll change this location to taste
Fifth: choose color. For dark images choose white, for bright images choose black
Below my text box is on the image and active:
For MAC users, use the Alt/Option key and the letter G to get the Copyright symbol up in the text box. For you PC users, you’re on your own! Sorry.
Then type in your text. I like the cursive style, so Zapfino works well for me:
Once done, click the text box on the layers palette and your are all set. Once you’ve gone through the motions, set yourself up with an action and let PS do the work for you.
That’s it for now. Go back a few posts on the page and you’ll find tutorials on how to create an action and batch edit your images to make your photographic life easier.
That’s it for today. Till next time, happy Photoshopping!