HERE IS HOW TO USE A PHOTOSHOP CREATED WATERMARK IN APERTURE ONCE YOU HAVE DOWNLOADED THE .PSD FILE ABOVE
1. Once downloaded, open the sample watermark using Photoshop
2. Highlight the text that says "Your Watermark" (The font is Times but you can choose your own font, size or logo)
Option g is the keyboard shortcut for the © copyright symbol
Option 2 is the keyboard shortcut for the trademark symbol
Option r is the keyboard shortcut for the ® registered-trademark symbol
3. Once highlighted type in your name
4. Save the file or do a Save As & use your own unique name
TIP: While in Photoshop you may want to Trim any excess from the document so that the text is tightly cropped. You can do this by selecting in the Photoshop menu Image>Trim>Trim Window select Transparent Pixels, Trim Away: Top, Bottom, Left, Right OK
5. Open Aperture
6. Open Aperture's Preferences
7. Select "Email Export Preset: JPEG Fit Within 640 x 640" & Edit...
8. Use the + (add) button at the bottom to duplicate the JPEG - Fit within 640 x 640
9. Rename the copy "JPEG - Fit within 640 x 640 Watermark"
10. Select "Show Watermark" & Choose Image
11. Navigate Aperture to the newly made watermark
12. Once selected the watermark will show up in the small preview window at the bottom of the Export Presets Window
13. Position the watermark using one of the preset locations, Lower Right, Lower Left etc.
14. Set the Opacity
15. You can also choose to edit the Image Quality, Include Metadata, ColorSync Profile
16. Click OK
Now all you need to do next time you want to send someone a watermarked copy of your photograph is select the photographs you want to email in Aperture & select File>Email (Option e) & Aperture will do the rest. Every time you email an image(s) from Aperture your watermark, the opacity of the watermark & the position of the watermark will be placed automatically on your images prior to emailing
Happy editing in Aperture! :)
victor m maldonado
1. USE ONLY AN RGB .PSD FILE
2. NEVER USE GRAYSCALE
3. USE A TRANSPARENT BACKGROUND
4. MAKE SURE THAT THE PHOTOSHOP PREFERENCES IN THE SECTION PERTAINING TO FILE HANDLING IS SET TO ALWAYS "Maximize PSD File Compatibility: Always"