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    New Logo/Watermark: Soliciting Opinions

    Decided to make this it's own thread here. With the new year, it dawned on me that my business name is really long (Carlos Echenique Photography) and when I watermark my photos, it tends to trample the image (unless I shrink it and then it is unreadable). A graphical logo/watermark was in order. I had tried these before, but I always overdid them. I wanted something simple. This is what I came up with:



    I am soliciting your opinions regarding this design. Here is how it would be used:


    The End of an Era by Carlos Echenique, on Flickr

    What do you guys think?
    Carlos Echenique | Carlos Echenique Photography |Olympus OM-D E-M1 MK II | Olympus Pen-F - M.Zuiko 17mm f/1.8, M.Zuiko 25mm f/1.8, M.Zuiko 45mm f/1.8, Rokinon 12mm f/2 NCS, M.Zuiko 75mm f/1.8, M.Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO, M.Zuiko 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO

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    Re: New Logo/Watermark: Soliciting Opinions

    If I were you (ie., if I have this as a business), I would put the watermark in the same size (you show and not the embedded size!) in every image. Most photos used nowadays (especially the color ones) do not require even 1/5th of the size you show here. Even tiny thumbnails could be used for adverts on phones or watches.

    That is my opinion.

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    Re: New Logo/Watermark: Soliciting Opinions

    Just to be sure I understand you:

    Place the watermark full sized in the middle with the opacity turned down so the image can still be seen?
    Carlos Echenique | Carlos Echenique Photography |Olympus OM-D E-M1 MK II | Olympus Pen-F - M.Zuiko 17mm f/1.8, M.Zuiko 25mm f/1.8, M.Zuiko 45mm f/1.8, Rokinon 12mm f/2 NCS, M.Zuiko 75mm f/1.8, M.Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO, M.Zuiko 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO

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    Re: New Logo/Watermark: Soliciting Opinions

    Exactly! Smack in the middle and as big as you can!

    If anyone hisses about it, online, just ignore them.

    Again, that is my opinion.

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    Sounds safer overall...nothing is 100%

    If it is a separate layer that you flatten for the web it could be added and removed as needed and resized to match the photo size. Also changing the opacity of the layer as desired.

    I have wondered if adding a grid that would take a bit of time to remove would deter the less adept at stealing pictures for use...in addition to the watermark.

    Grid Alone






    Grid AND Logo






    The Logo is on a layer and opacity here at 27%


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    Last edited by docmoore; 24th January 2013 at 11:16.

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    Re: New Logo/Watermark: Soliciting Opinions

    How's this?




    Alternate Logo by Carlos Echenique, on Flickr
    Last edited by etrigan63; 24th January 2013 at 23:38.
    Carlos Echenique | Carlos Echenique Photography |Olympus OM-D E-M1 MK II | Olympus Pen-F - M.Zuiko 17mm f/1.8, M.Zuiko 25mm f/1.8, M.Zuiko 45mm f/1.8, Rokinon 12mm f/2 NCS, M.Zuiko 75mm f/1.8, M.Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO, M.Zuiko 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO

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    Re: New Logo/Watermark: Soliciting Opinions

    I like it ... may not hurt to scale it up a bit on the photo.

    Bob

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