Ever wonder how to transparent watermark to your photos? by Miriam Schulman, @schulmanArt
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Decrease the resolution
First, you should only upload low resolution files to your computer. These files will still look good on the computer when displayed only a few inches wide but will look lousy if they try to print it out at 8x10". I usually decrease the resolution to 200dpi ( full resolution is 300dpi) and make the pixel sizes no larger than 1000 on the largest side. This makes it hard for people to print out the art.
Add a transparent watermark
Next I add a transparent watermark with a copyright symbol ( to get © you hold down the alt key and type 0-1-6-9 ) or the word write out the word "copyright." This sends a very strong message and also makes the art much harder to enjoy in this form. I like to make the watermark just barely visible so as not to interfere with enjoyment of the art but not too easy to remove either.
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