Wouldn't it be more convenient just open image, press t for text tool and write your copyright info. Then you can reduce text layer's opacity and then save whole picture in any format.
2006.05.16 11:56, Mirageii parašė: > Thanks for the replies. > > I've searched and found a few GIMP Documentations but none has any > information about creating a watermark on images, and even fewer has any > mentions of simply adding text to an image. > > >From awhile ago when i was at a bookstore i remember picking up a book on > > the GIMP. This was the one and only book i remember ever seeing being > written on the GIMP. While i was Googling for GIMP information i happen to > find that book that i'd once held in my hands at the bookstore. The title > is Grokking the GIMP and the full version is online here: > http://gimp-savvy.com/BOOK/ > > But even this book doesn't mention much about using text, and nothing about > watermarking. > > I've played around with the GIMP and i was able to add text to images. The > copyright (c) symbol is supposed to be Alt+0169, according to Windows > Character Map, but in the GIMP Text Editor box, where you type in your > text, pressing Alt+0169 yields absolutely nothing, no response. It simply > doesn't work. So what i did was i simply copied the (c) symbol from the > Windows Character Map (in WinXP: Start>Programs>Accessories>System > Tools>Character Map) and pasted it into the GIMP Text Editor box, followed > with my name to create the copyright information. After doing that, i > flatten the image and saved it. > > In Linux, i pretty much did the same thing to get the (c) symbol into my > images. In addition to using the Character Map, i also used OpenOffice > Writer. I simply create the (c) symbol in Writer, then copy and paste it > into the GIMP Text Editor box. > > With all that being said, i may sound like i know what i'm doing but the > truth is i'm really just a GIMP newbie. The only reason i know about the > flatten image part is because i read it in a Photoshop book plus, the GIMP > gives you an error if you try to save an image without flattening it after > you've added text to it. > > As for the legality of a copyright statement, i have no ideas about that. > I've seen some without the date. For example, my Netscape e-mail has this > copyright information: © Netscape Communications Corporation, Inc. All > rights Reserved. While Nabble's is: © 2005-2006 Nabble, Inc. > > As for scripts, well, that's just way ahead of me at this point; i'll have > to read a book or many tutorials before i can understand how to use those. > But thanks for the information, though. > > When i started looking for information on the GIMP and couldn't find any, i > started looking at books written for Photopshop. It was in one Photoshop > book (Photoshop Elements...something, something by Scott Kelby) that i > found a little tutorial on how to create a watermark copyright. Since the > GIMP is comparable to Photoshop (certain versions, i presume) in > functionality and usage, i perused some PS books. > > Anyway, getting to the point, this is what i found in the above mentioned > Photoshop book, and this was what i was trying to do in the GIMP by > following these instructions from the PS book: > > Watermarking and Adding Copyright Info > Step 1 > Create a template. Open new document in RGB mode (72 ppi low-res, 300 ppi > high-res, etc.). Click on the Foreground color swatch (at the bottom of > the Toolbox) and choose a medium gray color in the Color Picker, click OK. > Now, press Alt-Backspace to fill the Background layer with your medium > gray. Press the letter "D" to make your Foreground color black. > > Step 2 > Get the Type tool, choose a font. In the Options Bar, click on the Center > Text option. Hold the Alt key and type 0169 to create a copyright symbol > and name or other information to have for the copyright. Hide the > Background layer from view by going to the Layers palette and clicking on > the Eye icon in the first column besides the Background layer. > > Step 3 > Adjust text sizes to desired sized. > > Step 4 > Got to the Effects palette. Double-click on the effect named Clear Emboss. > This applies a beveled effect, and makes the fill transparent. > > Step 5 > Now make the Background layer visible again by clicking the Layers palette > and clicking in the first column where the Eye icon used to be. you can > now see the Clear Emboss effect clearly. > > Step 6 > Open a photo, and have the watermark file open as well. > > Step 7 > Switch to the Move tool, then click-and-drag the large copyright symbol (in > the embossed watermark file), and drop it onto the photo (you're dragging a > large layer between documents). > > Step 8 > Resize the copyright symbol as needed. > > Save file. > > > These were the notes i made. Again, this was a tutorial/exercise for you > to follow using Photoshop Elements (i think). When i tried to follow them > using the GIMP, i couldn't figure out Step 4, and Step 7 didn't even work. > > So if anybody knows how to achieve the results outlined in the above > instructions using the GIMP, please clue me in. Much appreciated. > > Thanks very much. > > -- > View this message in context: > http://www.nabble.com/Adding-a-watermark-and-copyright-info...-t1619869.htm >l#a4405190 Sent from the Gimp User forum at Nabble.com. > > _______________________________________________ > Gimp-user mailing list > Gimp-user@lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU > https://lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU/mailman/listinfo/gimp-user _______________________________________________ Gimp-user mailing list Gimp-user@lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU https://lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU/mailman/listinfo/gimp-user