Apr 14, 2009

selling watermarks

Hi! I have really enjoyed making watermarks for friends and I think it's time I try my hand at selling them. What do you think? I have various watermarks available for purchase for $2 each. No shipping charge, no tax, just $2! Click on the picture for a larger, clearer view of them. If you are interested you can add as many to your cart as you'd like by clicking these buttons.




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Using Your New Watermark

I use Photoshop Elements to edit my photos, so my instructions will be geared towards Photoshop applications. However, your watermark has been saved as a PNG file which will allow you to use it with all editing software. If for some reason you are having trouble adding your watermark to your photo, please email me and I can help.

In your editing program, open your photo and edit it (crop, brighten, sharpen, etc.)
Open your watermark. It is on a transparent (checkerboard) background, so it will be difficult to see until it’s placed onto the photo.

Your editing program should have something displaying Layers. In Photoshop it is on the right hand side at the bottom. Select your watermark and you should see a thumbnail image of it in the Layers bin. Click and drag the watermark from the Layers bin directly onto your photo. You should see the watermark clearly now and you can now resize it to fit your photo correctly. Resizing it from the corners of the selection box will allow you to keep its proportions intact.

You can now save your photo as a JPG image for your blog or shop.
If you don't have a photo editing program that allows you to layer photos, you can download a free program called GIMP, here. I've made a tutorial using GIMP, here.

Please let me know what you think - I really would appreciate the feedback. As I create additional watermarks, I'll post it on the blog and add the information on this post.

Thanks so much!

83 comments:

LisaVB said...

These look great & I ordered 3. :)

However, it looks like it charged me shipping?? You may want to fix that on your paypal shopping cart.

THANKS, I can't wait to get them!

Lisa

Deanna Cosgrove said...

Sorry for my ignorance, but how do you get them to me? email? I desparately need one and want to buy it from you but I also need to know how to apply it? Do I add it to each picture I post, with photoshop perhaps?.......deanna

Deanna Cosgrove said...

I'm sorry.....here is my email address: deanna@ususa.us

Kelly Schelske said...

They look awesoem Karen. I will definitely be getting a couple for sure, but right now I have to run and get my hair done!!

Hugs, Kelly

Debbie Pamment said...

These look great - I don't need one but have passed your info on to someone who might! It's a great service to offer those of us less computer/design savvy!!!
xXx

LeAnne said...

Hi Karen, these are beautiful. However I don't know how to "apply" a watermark. I don't have Photoshop, I used Picasa 3 by Google. Are they still usable and how?
LeAnne

soccerboyzmom said...

Like everyone else -- How do you use these? Are they only for digital and blogs? Please explain.

Shari Bielefeld said...

This is awesome! Thanks so much for offering!! You'll have to tell me how to apply it to my photos. It must be easy if Beckie C. can do it! LOL : ) (just kidding Beckie!)

Kika said...

Just as many others, I really want to buy a couple but don't know how to use them. I have paint shop pro software by corel, will that work for these?

scrapping4twins said...

I'd also love to know how to use these!

Olenka said...

bought 2!! can't wait these look awesome!!

Sarah-Jane Kale' said...

You're a BIG bit clever Karen!!!!
I'm off to convince my darling hubby to purchase Photoshop for me!!! I MUST have it for my cards... mustn't I???? If I get your help to convince him how can he possibly say NO!!! hahahah.

Hope you are well. And seriously, you really are VERY VERY clever.

xx Sar
xx

Cori S said...

I LOVE your watermarks! I can't wait to buy one... not really digging the one I currently have :)

Rebecca said...

Love your blog, I come back to it almost everyday. Your watermarks are great, can I ask what software you used to make them? I've been in search for one, and I like how you used text and images. Thanx.
Rebecca
stampwithbecca@yahoo.com

Tanya Boser said...

I just got my watermarks and have already played with them. They are fabulous darling! Karen is even going to make me some with the copyright Stampin Up! thing on them for me! How cool is that! Oh, and they came in my email just a few hours after I ordered them :)

Need More Time to Craft said...

Thanks Karen for the watermarks, they are fab and sent within a few hours of ordering them. Thank you so much.
Carole x

Lynn said...

Thanks for the wonderful watermarks, they are super. I bought them and a couple hours later they were already in my inbox, and a few minutes after that the one was already on my photo and posted on my blog. Thanks again! I love your blog!

Kaytee said...

These are amazing! I've never had a watermark before! I ordered 2 of them! I can't wait to use them!!

Thank you!!!

Ceal said...

I ordered two of these . How long will it take to get them?

Amanda said...

Gorgeous designs! I couldn't resist! Looking forward to playing with it. xx Amanda

Windy Robinson said...

I just ordered two-- tanks so much, I've been looking for one, so thank you for sharing!

kareNstampZ said...

any chance of creating them with a Some Images Copyright Stampin' Up! on them too

sarahmartina said...

Great idea! Great work! Great price! ;-)

Glad I stumbled across your website (from Dawn's)! I ordered one in each color.

I pray nothing but the best in all your future endeavors!

Winter said...

I really want to order a couple of these, but I'm not sure if I have the right photo software for it. I use Photo Suite 4. Do you know if that will work? If you could
e-mail me back and let me know.
marcussim@aol.com
Thanks!

Jodene said...

Your watermarks are gorgeous Karen! I have just ordered 4 (for starters) I can't wait to get them!
I have struggled with trying to make these myself but I am not that clever, so I was thrilled when I came across your site!
Thankyou for making these available.

Dru said...

I just heard of your site, love the watermarks. I too have attempted to do this, but I don't have time to think about it, and just get frustrated. Thanks so much! I just ordered mine, and can't wait to get it.

dpkennedy said...

These are adorable! I am so tired of my old watermark...can't wait to use that adorable bird!

Melissa Fenner said...

I love my new watermark, thank you so much for your help with my "mac" problem. The gimp software worked like a charm!

Bootybella said...

Hi there, just wondering if I could send you a predesigned logo and have you make it into a watermark for me? Please email me at bella013175@hotmail.com
Thanks!

Shannah said...

Hi Karen! I just wanted to thank you so much for your quick service and fabulous watermarks!
Thank you!!!

Chat Noir said...

Can't wait for mine to arrive so I can play. Not sure about the software, but feeling adventurous!! Came here via Sam at Ryemilan and cant thank her enough!

Renee said...

Your watermarks are great! Do you do any custom work? I'm looking to include a Poppy flower in mine. Please let me know as soon as possible. My email address is reneetucci@gmail.com. Thanks!

Angela McKay, Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

I would love to order some, but I would also like to know if the Some Images Copyright Stampin' Up could be added? Thanks so much... you do a fabulous job!

LeeAnn Greff said...

Hi Karen,
I just paid for another watermark & added in the PayPal instructions a request for you to add the Stampin' Up! copywrite to it like we had discussed.

Thanks so much,
LeeAnn Greff

Kathy said...

Hi Karen, I found out about your wonderful talent from Alison Reid. I just ordered my watermark from you. I can't wait to see it! Thanks so much! Kathy

TrishG said...

I love your watermarks.

I just use irfanview, would it work with that program?

I'm also from Canada. Would that work?

Trish - prairiedawgsagility@hotmail.com

Bronwyn Eastley said...

Hi Karen. Thanks so much for designing these cute watermarks. Couldn't decide on one, so ordered 4. Can't wait to see them on my posts. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Kirsten said...

Thanks Karen! You should receive an order from me for two of your cutie watermarks! :)

Bronwyn Eastley said...

I love using the watermarks that I have already and had to come back to purchase some more!

inkypuddles said...

I'm so excited that my friend shared about your watermarks for sale. I need them!! I just ordered 4! Looking forward to getting these and using them, thank you!

Danielle Daws said...

I'm thrilled with my watermark! You made it so easy and you were so helpful! Thanks! I'll be recommending you!

Gloria Stengel said...

I just snagged one for myself! Can't wait to get it and start using it! They are really nice, Karen! Thanks! I asked my 18yo to make me one a zillion times and he won't so I'm paying my $2 to you. Dumb kid! HE could be making the $2 a pop. Jokes on him now! Thanks loads!

Lisa Kind said...

I'm so glad you have them for the holidays now! I was just thinking that you should offer them, then I happened to stop by and see them! You were reading my mind! Thanks so much! Love them!

Lisa M. (aka. Lisabee) said...

Fantabulous! Two ladies sent me to you and I love what you offer! I ordered two! Thanks so much!

Katie Skiff said...

Ordered two!! I am also going to start using GIMP so thank you the directions!! I can't wait to start adding these!!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

I just saw Katie's and had to order one!! Can't wait!!

Diane Gilbert said...

Karen thanks sooooo much! I LOVE my new watermarks!!!!!

Julie said...

Now that I'm figuring out Photoshop, I need a watermark! I ordered 2 and can't wait to play! Thanks Karen.

Marcia said...

HI Karen,
I buy a watermark, did you ship it to my addres or send it via e-mail?
Please let me know...Thank You

stampinwithmarcia09@yahoo.com
Marcia

Jennifer said...

Just purchased one! Can't wait to try it out. Should probably send you my email - jennifer_zinck@hotmail.com

Thanks

Shelley said...

I just bought 3.:) I think they will probably be sent to the email attached to my paypal account, but just in case...this is the email I check more often.
shelldian at hotmail dot com
Shelley Toney

Keva said...

I just ordered mine..can't wait to try it out when I get home!

Pam of Always Artistic said...

Beautiful watermarks! Thank you so much, I can't wait to use it on my images!

Patricia Giesbrecht said...

Wondering if your watermarks could be used with iphoto for a Mac? Another question- could it be imported into My Digital Studio software from Stampin' Up?

Tara said...

These are great! I just ordered 2!!

Kathy Martin said...

I need one of these....too tired tonight...please remind me! ;) Is this a weird comment or what? LOL!

Linda Palmer said...

I just ordered a watermark. How do you deliver to my email when it did not ask for an email address?Just in case you need it, it is:
lindapalmer@sbcglobal.net

Taylor said...

I just ordered one -- can't wait for it to get here!!!

Craftyanny said...

These are fab!!! I've tried so many times to make a watermark and you've just taken all my frustrations away.
I can't wait for it to arrive now
Anne x

Elaine L. said...

Yikes!
Karen, I just ordered a watermark tonight, and noticed on my receipt that I had two misspellings. The website should read www.cardscatscollections.blogspot.com
Sorry about that.

Anne Marie said...

Hi Karen,
I love these watermarks. I have been looking for some for a while and yours are absolutely adorable! I ordered 2 on Saturday and was just curious how long it takes for delivery (I'm assuming you email them). Thanks so much!
Anne Marie

Kathy said...

Hi Karen -- great work! I am going to begin with one and may get more as I learn how to apply them. LOoking forward to hearing from you when its ready. Wondering if you make animated gifs as well..kathy

Dana said...

I love these and am getting one for each author on my blog! I was just wondering if you would be coming out with anymore? I love variety!
Thanks!

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

I've been admiring the watermark with the bird on for a long, long time and I can't believe I have found the person who makes them and you can actually buy them ! Just ordered mine and can't wait to use it !

Hugs,

Jo xx

Imapaperlover said...

I love them! Let me know if you have anything ever with an owl...love them. can't wait to get them!keep it up chicky.

Melissa Parkes said...

Yes an owl for me too.

GCgirl said...

I have been thinking about this for a long time, and finally bought one! Thanks for the option!

Giovana said...

I just bought 2 watermarks! I can' wait to start using them. BTW, the paypal account is under my husbands name.

Thanks so much.
Giovana

Michelle said...

I can create simple watermarks with just text, beats the heck out of me how you get the cute images to go with them! I'm sure I could figure it out if I dig around enough, but it's easier & faster to buy yours :) I will be back when I decide which of the many cute designs I want!

Michelle

Inge said...

Thanks so much Karen, I am very happy with mine it looks awesome on my photo's:-D

Anonymous said...

Hi Karen,
I purchased a watermark last year and I need to change the copyright year to 2012. Do you have any guidelines for editing it? I have Photoshop Elements. I just don't want to stuff it up completely. Thanks very much
Rebecca
stampinwithrebecca@yahoo.com.au

Michelle said...

I have just ordered two watermarks. Can't wait to receive them. Although I haven't got them yet I am sure they are worth way more than $2! Youa re under-selling yourself. Thank you so much though! x

Memories 2 Keepsakes said...

Love your watermarks! Can/do you make custom ones? If so let me know. I have one in mind that I would adore!

Amber Milone said...

Hi Karen! I just love your watermarks and ordered one for my pictures. I was wondering if Adobe Photoshop is the only program that you can add watermarks in? Any advice you could give me on how to use this would be greatly appreciated! BTW I just love your blog!

Angie said...

I just ordered one from you. Can't wait to use it. I am so excited because I saw these awhile back but didn't know how to use them at the time. For the life of me I couldn't remember what blog I saw these on! I was wandering the blog hop at MFT today and noticed you weren't on today's list but clicked on you any way....and I saw you had watermarks!!! If you ever make one with a cat on it I would definitely buy that too!!!

Cornelie said...

Thanks for making! I've ordered one too!!

Diana said...

Just found this and can't believe how lucky I was to. I just purchased one and can't wait to receive it. Thanks so much!!

Diana said...

I just found this and can't believe how lucky I was to. I ordered one and can't wait to receive it. Thanks!!

Craftylollea said...

Fabulous watermarks...just purchased one and I can't wait to receive it. Thanks xx

Diana said...

Love the last one I got. Just ordered three more!!

Shirley Ross said...

Thank you so much. I had to get one of each!

Tracey said...

I love my watermark, thank you :)
Now going to order another one.
Hugs
Tracey
xx

Patricia Barber said...

Worked perfectly and super easy to add to the photo! Thanks so much! I have been trying to figure this out FOREVER! Not super tech-y!!