View Full Version : Can anyone advise?
10th January 2010, 08:29 PM
I have sometimes wanted to put my my name on some of the prints I give to my lovely willing models and after finding the exact font and style I want the type to be I have put it on a transparent layer in photoshop with the idea I could just move it with the move tool onto any image and use the transform tool to make the appropriate size.
However..it doesnt seem to want to move whilst it is on a transparent background.
Anyone have any nice easy ways to do this? I dont want to have to type it on an image individually as I like the 3 different words in different sizes and pushed together to make a pleasing pattern. Its a bit time consuming to do it from scratch each time :-/
There must be an easy way.
10th January 2010, 08:32 PM
I would save the text as PNG and drop them in and move them where you want.
10th January 2010, 09:19 PM
Thanks Tenchy. I have just been ages trying it as a PNG as you suggested then realised the problem was just me being stupid (nothing new there then). When I was trying to move the text I wasn't quite 'catching' the tool on the actual text and was therefore 'missing' my target...obviously on a transparent background you have to actually catch the text accurately. You live n learn..
10th January 2010, 09:51 PM
As long as you got it sorted now, that's the main thing!
12th January 2010, 03:33 PM
Another option could be to create your logo/design and then save it as a brush. I have brushes for both copyright and signature. Easy to use and always at hand in the brush palette.
12th January 2010, 04:42 PM
What I would do, instead of using a PNG, is to use a layered PSD...
Then in that, create the logo using the different words (layer effects/etc), and each on different layers, and then link them.
Once that is done, duplicate them and change the colours for the new layers (eg, red for B+W, black for light stuff, white for dark stuff).
Then to import in to an image, open both the PSD and also the image to import to, select the 'colour group' in the PSD, then use the duplicate layers, and duplicate in to the image.
I find that is better because sometimes when watermarking things up the colours can seriously make a difference between one image and the next.
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