Q&A: How to produce an aesthetically pleasing watermark in Photoshop CS4?

Question by Sweetheart’s Anonymous: How to produce an aesthetically pleasing watermark in Photoshop CS4?
I had some photos used without my permission and I need to start watermarking. I want a watermark on my Flickr photostream photos. I want something that looks nice and that doesn’t overwhelm the photo. Please give me instructions/tips on how to do this. Thanks!

Answer:

Answer by James
Do you want advice on a visual style for your watermark, or just the technical side?
Basically, you create your design in a .png or .psd. Draw in white and leave the background transparent. then just copy and paste over your pics and turn the opacity down to around 30 in the blending options for that layer. Some people also add thin lines that go corner to corner, but that can overpower the picture a little. others also create inner shadows on the watermark to make it visible on a range of backgrounds.

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