Join Mikkel Aaland for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding a watermark and frame, part of Creating Slideshows with FotoMagico and Photoshop.
It's easy to add a watermark to all your images in FotoMagico, and thereby protect your images from unauthorized use. You can also add a custom frame, and in this video I'll show you how to do both. So I'm going to start over here in Photoshop and create the text that I want to use for my watermark. New > File. It really doesn't matter the size or anything here. Now I'm going to select the Type tool.
Type in photos by, let's give it a copyright. So, hold down the Ctrl+G and then my name and give it a return so that we get that in there, okay. Once I've done that I'm going to turn off the background, cuz I want app transparency. I'm going to go ahead and crop that, cuz I only need part of it. Okay. Return.
And I'm going to save that as a PNG. Let's call it watermark.png and Save, Replace that one, okay. So I'm going to close that. And I want to show you, I've already created a frame. And I'm going to use that shortly. I created that using onOne software's photo frame. A wonderful application for creating photo frames. Now, let's go back over to FotoMagico.
Here, we need to go under slideshow, settings and select watermark and Choose. And this is the watermark we just created. Open, and there it is. Shows up there. Now, I can set the opacity here, so if I don't want it to be really strong over the images I can set opacity. Let's cut it back just a little bit like that, actually a little more so I can see it. Hit okay, and you'll see that the watermark now is positionable on an image.
I can place this anywhere, and I can size it with the zoom. Dial or size it here by just grabbing the corner. Okay, so once it's placed on one image you'll be able to see that it appears on all the images. So that's a watermark with a copyright symbol and credit. Let's see how to use a frame. I'll go back under Slideshow > Settings and back to the watermark I'm going to remove this one and Choose. This time I'll select frame, I showed you that frame earlier in Photoshop edit with the onOne software photo frame.
Open, all right so this time I want the opacity a little bit strong. Opacity there. And then okay. So now the frame appears and it, of course, it's not positioned right, but I can easily rotate it by selecting it. I have to select it first, and now I, hm, okay. Let's select the frame, and now we should be able to rotate it. There you go. I could also just rotate it from straight from the, in the window. And let's open it up a little bit.
enlarge it. Okay, we can go pretty far there. Now, going to go ahead and play (music playing) this slideshow so you can see how the frame sits there. And it'll appear On every frame. It frames every image for the slideshow. So you can imagine all kinds of ways of using frames to really customize your, your slideshow. And that's how you add a watermark or a frame to your slideshow in FotoMagico.
It's that simple.
- Choosing and preparing content
- FotoMagico basics
- Adding titles and text
- Working with transitions and animations
- Using special effects