Creating Your Own Signature Watermark

Originally posted on Photofocus:

People often ask me how I made my signature into my own copyright logo on my photos. Here is a step by step guide on making your own signature or drawing into your own logo or signature file.

1. Practice. Grab a few sharpie of different sizes and practice your signature over and over with different sizes and widths. I found that the thinner sharpies were better in regards to more detail in the ink.

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2. Scan Your Signature. Scan your paper at a very high resolutions such as 600dpi and save it as a JPEG or TIFF file. Don’t have a scanner?  You can try taking a photo of the signature.

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3. Open the File. Open your file in Photoshop. Use a Levels adjustment to make your signature as clear as possible.

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4. Set the Crop. Crop your scan down to you best signature that you want to use…

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