How do you create the best watermark for your images? It’s not difficult to get it right – but it’s certainly easy to get it very wrong too.
Your watermark should be clear enough to be seen without too much effort, or else it won’t deter thieves. It should also protect the image without getting in the way, and it should look professional.
If you do choose to place a watermark on your photos, here are five mistakes to avoid.
1. Watermark is too prominent
Watermarks should be visible enough to provide adequate protection against image theft, but if they’re too prominent they’ll obscure too much of the image for it to be appreciated at all.
Here, prominence is determined through a combination of frame coverage, opacity and style. The worst watermarks tend to be those that fail on all three fronts.