I get a lot of e-mails asking how I make my watermarks and how I get them onto the photographs of my cards. The process is quite simple if you know a little about photo editing software. I use a product by Corel called PaintShop Pro.
5) Convert your Vector initials to a Raster layer.
6) I use EyeCandy 4000 to add an inner bevel to my initials, but you can do this by using tools within the program as well. Just go to Effects - 3D - Inner Bevel and play with the settings until you get a bevel you like. This makes the initials stand up a bit and not look so flat.
7) Add a Drop shadow by going to Effects - 3D - Drop Shadow. I like to use the following settings.
8) Lower the opacity of this layer to 60%
9) Choose the font for writing out your name. I prefer to use a nice script font, but any font is fine to use. I am using Bickham Script Fancy at size 48. When you are happy with it convert it to a raster layer.
10) Add an inner bevel as stated above as well as a drop shadow.
11) Use a font such as Arial to create the copyright information. You can make the copyright symbol by holding down Alt and typing 0169. On a laptop you may have to hold down the number key button as well. My number pad is embedded around j,k,l etc.
12) Save your image as a .psp file so that if you want to go back and make changes it is already saved in layers and you can simply hide or delete a layer to make changes at a later date.
13) To add the watermark to pictures I made a duplicate by hitting Ctrl + D. I then merge all of my layers and save it as a Picture tube. That way when I want to add it to my photograph I add a new raster layer, click on my picture tube and click on the picture where I'd like the watermark to be.