How to add watermarks, titles and frames to your images
Here are the steps needed to take one of your art images and make it ready to be uploaded online, using the free image editing tools available at PicMonkey. Ensure that all your images on your website and blog are saved the same way to create a similar look and feel.
Adding a watermark ensures that, as images are shared on social media platforms like Pinterest, your images are always promoting you. Add a title to help people when they wish to e-mail you saying that they are interested in one of your pieces. This will allow them to be clearly identify the item. You can also add a frame to finish off your images. See below how a few simple changes can look.
Start by uploading the image at www.picmonkey.com and making basic edits such as cropping, rotating, etc. Then you’re ready to start adding additional effects such as frames, watermarks, and captions.
Adding a frame: Add a simple dark or light edge to suit your tastes.
Adding a watermark: Choose a font and color to suit and place the text where it will be clearly visible without taking over the image. Ensure that the watermark is clear but subtle.
Adding a title: Choose a font and color and title the image clearly.
Saving the image: Save the image to your computer and select the size required. Resize here for online use such as blogs and websites.
Australian bear artist Helen Gleeson runs Bare Cub Designs, where she offers her own creations as well as patterns and bear-making tutorials. She also runs the website Easy Artspace, which aims to help artists start their own businesses. E-mail your questions and topic suggestions for this blog to her at [email protected].