My first challenge in the Blogathon is to preview different photo editing software then use one of them to create a watermark on one of my photos.
“SumoPaint” is my program of choice for three reasons.
- It’s FREE to use
- It’s Online so, if my computer fails me, I can still access it from a different device
- If I do choose to upgrade to the Full Application, it is within my affordability range…$19
I chose a photo of my Cursebreaker 9.0shawl to practice with.
At first I was overwhelmed with the interface and options. I stuck with it though and let myself play around with the buttons to familiarize myself with the software.
…but I couldn’t find a button for making a watermark.
I checked the Help feature and searched for watermark .. it didn’t exist. Hmmm
So I went back to the site hosting this challenge “Geek with Style” . The article kept refering to Layers. Sure enough, there were lots of buttons in Sumo for Layers.
It turns out that Layers are indeed how you make Watermarks! Phew…
I managed to add a very rudimentary watermark to my photo and was able to save it to my own computer.
Here it is…
Doing this has encouraged me to work with SumoPaint even more and perfect mymark.
We ALL KNOW how important it is to use copyrights and to respect them! If you have any doubts about this, read my“Copyrights & Thieves” series.