A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post about a new way to add your signature to your photography. Here’s a link if you want to check it out. I was really surprised about two things though: 1) How many people liked the logo that I had and said they went out and got their own. 2) How many people asked for a video on how to add that signature (or any other one) to their photos. So I created a quick video on how to add a signature using Photoshop. Update: Due to popular demand I also created a video on how to add a signature using Lightroom 🙂
Adding the Signature in Photoshop
Not much I can do about the first one other than wishing I was getting a cut of the profits from the Photologo website 😉 But for the second comment, I can help out. Below you’ll find a video I did on doing just that. First, it goes over how to create a signature in Photoshop. One of the things you’ll find help out if you’re really in to working with a lot of control in Photoshop and Lightroom is a Wacom Pen/Tablet. I’ve used the tablets for years and I don’t go anywhere without it. In fact, so much so that I had to do this video without the Pen/Tablet because I went to teach at Creative Live last week in San Francisco and I left mine in their studio (ugh!).
Using Transparency in Photoshop
Anyway, after I show you how to create the signature, you’ll see that it’s pretty easy to move in to your photo. Especially if you use Layers in Photoshop and work on a new layer for the signature. That way the transparency follows right along and you don’t have any backgrounds to deal with.
I’ve even got some great tips for you if the signature needs to change colors or you do have a black/white background and you want to hide it really fast.
Finally, I finish up by showing you how to add the Photologo.co signature that I got to a photo. It doesn’t really change, and it’s super simple to open it up in Photoshop and add it in.
Enjoy the video and let me know if you have any questions. Have a good one!