yes, please. and, who made this!?
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Good morning. (i decluttered the window sill the other day, won’t last)
by liselotte eriksson
to watermark or not to watermark
the tumblr debate goes, roughly, as such: “Hey tumblrs, give credit when retumbling a piece of art! Otherwise, you suck [massive troll testicles and/or taint].”
ok. let’s lay this to rest for those tumblr artists that refuse to watermark their art.
some tumblr templates hide text annotations. these text annotations are precisely where credits and sources go (where the person re-tumbl’d the original from). most people don’t even know this is happening. i know this because i know how to read html and css, and several of the templates i want to use just simply remove the option to include text altogether.
in conclusion, it is highly suggested that all artists that want their work properly credited should watermark their images.
solution? it doesn’t take as long and isn’t as hard as you think. if you have photoshop, it is even easier (as long as you like robots). create a watermark as a transparent .PNG. save it somewhere you can easily direct yourself to from finder (or explorer, for window users), and then do a File > Automate > Batch using a custom action. there’s even an automated watermark action somewhere in photoshop.
and even easier solution would be to keep that watermark (saved at a universal size) on your desktop. when you go to save out your image for tumblr, just drag the image itself (from your desktop) onto your document. press hard enter (the bigger of the “Return” or “Enter” keys) or the check symbol, and, voila! you have yourself a watermarked image.
if you need help, just let me know (message me) and i’ll walk you through it. really, it’s not any more painful than feeling the burn of your work being uncredited and ignored.