Stealing is BAD! Watermarking with style

5 02 2010

If we want to show our hard work, and get some credit, then we expose ourself to the threat of stealing our own ideas – among the others; when we upload a file in a network, we encourage everyone to view, download and examine our hours of thinking, imagination, work.
So how can we avoid it?
Well, avoid it it’s quite impossible, but we can decrease the risk of being robbed.

    1. don’t upload anywhere in the net

Choose your trusted sites ring wisely: you need to show and get known not release free images!

    2. use a watermark

A watermark is a smart way to stitch our name inside our work, without spoiling them; in other terms, we still let our final image completely clear (or at least, most of it) but it is signed irreversibly with our name. This can lead to steganography, but it is a completely different story…

Some ideas of watermarking
Here I show a few links about watermarks, so you can better understand the power of this technique.

    a – This is also a good tutorial for GIMP about watermark creationwatermark creation GIMP good
    b – this is another blog post about the subjectwatermark kevin pastore

watermark in illustrator…But this one is basic!

Check it out, learn it, tweak it and thank the ones who wrote it.

Hope you enjoyed the reading.
Cheers!

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new start

29 01 2010

Ok…

This blog has had a new start, and, to stick with my promise, I want to share my experience in changing my life, starting with my job; don’t expect too much – I’m not a pro, and right now I don’t want to. I just want to take back the control of my time…

So you want to be a graphic designer, is it? Good! But why? I mean, if you can focus on your motivation, then you have the answer… Graphics is about creativity, imagination, freedom of choices, inspiration but also technologies and tecniques, strictness, deadlines… Got it?

Each problem has – at least – two sides: choose the one you like the most and come along with the other.

On this very first post about starting our first steps in graphic design world, I suggest you a couple of links

  1. Designer Daily this is about news, trends, and inspiration in general
  2. David Airey this guy is my Guru

So far, is enough.

Cheers