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This GIMP (GNU) tutorial demonstrates how to cover part of an image with transparent (watermark) text. This type of effect can watermark your online images, making it harder for others to successfully break your copyright terms. To work along, you are welcome to download my Start Image HereUnzip the file and open the image onto GIMP’s workspace.

You can quickly Undo a step at any time by pressing Ctrl then Z. Alternatively, click a previous Undo History snapshot - Windows then Dockable Dialogues then click Undo History. In addition, to Zoom in (or Zoom out) of your image; from the top menu, choose View then select a Zoom Tool from the subsequent drop-down list.

Note
Ensure the Layers and the Undo History Palettes are visible, and then drag them into position over your workspace - (Windows then Dockable Dialogues - then click Layers and Undo History).

Understand Layers
Optimise/Save Images
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Understand Layer Blend Modes
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Create A Copyright Signature/Symbol Brush
Launch GIMP & Organise Its Workspace & Palettes

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Open your choice of Start Image onto GIMP’s workspace - File then Open - Ctrl then O.

Note
Ensure the Layers and the Undo History Palettes are visible, and then drag them into position over your workspace - (Windows then Dockable Dialogues - then click Layers and Undo History).



2/
Now, from the left-side Toolbox, activate the Text Tool. (
Text Tool Tutorial).

Note
The size of the Text is determined by your
Image’s Resolution (Size) - and the look you are seeking.



Now, set the Foreground Colour Swatch to Solid White.

                                


Then set Text Attributes of your choice. (A nice wide Font works well with this type of effect). I selected the following settings.



After you have set your Text attributes: left-click once over your choice of Start Image. And from the subsequent Gimp Text Editor dialogue box, type in a Text String of your choice, and then click Close - as illustrated below.



3/
Then from the left-side Toolbox, activate the Move Tool.



Left-click over your workspace’s Text, and drag your Text over an important photographic area - as illustrated below.





4/
Now, from the Layers Palette, reduce the Text Layer’s Opacity from 100% to around 30%. As illustrated below.

Note
For personal results, it’s important to experiment with different Opacity levels.





5/ Add A Bevel
Still working on the Text Layer. From the top menu, choose Filters then choose Decor and then choose Add Bevel. Now, from the subsequent Add Bevel dialogue box, enter Bevel settings that suit your image’s
Resolution, and then click OK.

Tip
For a deeper Bevel, press Ctrl then F to repeat the last applied Filter.





6/ Optional Drop Shadow
To apply a Drop Shadow, from the top menu, choose Filters then choose Light and Shadow and then choose Drop Shadow. From the subsequent drop Shadow dialogue box, enter settings of your choice, and then click OK.





Save Tip
It’s a good time to save your two-layered image
as a XCF File.



7/
To finish, from the top menu, choose Image and then choose Flatten Image.



8/
Congratulations, your Transparent Watermark Text is complete,
and is ready to Optimise and Save.

Transparent Watermark Text GIMP


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