Thursday, March 12, 2009

Ick.

It's 4:22 am, and I'm home sick. I feel nauseous and after sitting at my computer at work attempting not to throw up for an hour, my partner sent me home. Unfortunately, the combo of having slept all day and not feeling real great is leaving me sleepless, so it's back to my old friend Photoshop. This time I found some fun actions for free online, so I tried out the watermark action, which is something I've always wanted to have. Before making my watermark, I tried to think of a creative "studio" name. Ah heck, Lindy Labunski Photography sounds just fine to me. I'm down to a few watermarks that I really like, but I can't decide which font fits my style the best, so it's now up to you to give me your feedback.

Here's Number One:


This would have to be in my top two. It's simple, yet with a little bit of flair to it.

Number Two:


I like that this one looks a little more modern and clean. This one is in my top three.

Number Three:


This one is quite similar to Number Two, but slightly different.

Number Four:


This is a font that my friend Carly, who is a wonderful professional photographer, used for a font a little while back, and I just fell in love with it as soon as I saw it. But I feel a little bad using the same font, even though she's not using it anymore. Opinions? I also like that this one doesn't have any capitol letters in it. Definitely in my top two, but again, I'm kind of being a copy cat. Mimicry is the sincerest form of flattery?

Number Five:


I can't help but feel that this one is a little over the top, but maybe that's just me.

And last but not least, Number Six. (Sorry to give you so many choices, I'm indecisive like that.)


Not real thrilled with this one but I felt like throwing in something completely different. It kind of makes me feel like a little kid, not exactly something I'm going for in my photography.

Ok, there you have it. I really would like to settle on one so that I don't have to keep resetting my brushes and recreating watermarks, which is kind of a pain in the butt, let me tell you. I'm sure there's an easier way to do it and rest assured I will be asking Nathan tomorrow...if I remember. So now it's your turn. This is your opportunity to have an opinion.

And now I'm off to attempt some sleep. Hasta.

PS. Don't pay any attention to how light or dark the watermark is, I can always adjust that according to the photo it's being placed on.

1 comment:

RoyalTS said...

Fellow Photoshop addict here (currently recovering though). I just stumbled on your blog via Facebook and thought I'd put in my two cents worth.

I like the first font _by far_ the best. There's something about the letters extending beyond the top and bottom of the box that I find very compelling.

Number two is a bit too light for my taste, I'm not much of a fan of the italics in #3, #4 is far too bold and hard to read, five is too medieval (and not very good at that, you'd probably have to do loads of fine-tuning for all the squiggles to line up properly) and six, finally, seems a bit too childish.

Any reason why these fonts all emulate hand-writing? Have you tried some sans-serifs?