INSERT SIGNATURE ON PHOTO

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elliottblock
Oct 2, 2003
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I WOULD LIKE TO ADD A SIGNATURE TO PHOTOS. WHEN I INSERT IT NOW WITH THE PASTE FUNCTION, IT IS INSERTED WITH A WHITE RECTANGULAR BOX AROUND THE SIGNATURE. IS THERE A WAY TO ADD THE SIGNATURE SO THAT IT LOOKS AS IF IT WERE SIGNED ON THE PHOTO WITH INK? THANKS.
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Mac_McDougald
Oct 2, 2003
MAKE SIG FILE A LAYER. SELECT WHITE BACKGROUND AND DELETE TO TRANSPARENT. PASTE OR DRAG SIG IMAGE INTO NEW PHOTO.

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Nancy_S
Oct 2, 2003
Elliot,

You don’t say how you made the signature which you had been pasting on an image and if it had a white background.

You could make your sig by handwritting on a piece of paper and scanning it (at the highest resolution you ever use for images to be printed-perhaps around 300ppi. Open the file in PSE and duplicate the image. Working on the copy, select the magic wand from the Tool Box and with contiguous NOT checked, click on the paper background color (white?). If the background color was not entirely selected, hold down Shift and click in non-selected area (may have to play with the Tolerance adjustment). Go to Select>Inverse. Now just your signature should be selected. Go to Edit>Copy. Create a new blank layer on top of stack and go to Edit>Paste. Delete the bottom layer in Layers Palette. Now you have your sig on a blank layer. Save this file. To add to an image: open sig file, drag the layer from Layers Palette and drop on top of image in workarea. Select Move tool to reposition sig to desired location on image. Keep the sig file and use over and over (can adjust color of sig with Hue/Saturation layer if desired). If you add the sig to a file of lower resolution, just drag sig over to it and use Free Transform to scale the sig down to desired size.

You could also, I suppose, sign your name using a paintbrush in PSE. Go to File>New, (make a small size) (have transparent checked) (have 300 ppi resolution). Get brush and color and write sig. Crop to a size just including the sig and save the file. Drag to whatever file you want to add it to.

Nancy
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RobertHJones
Oct 2, 2003
In the spirit of there’s more than one way to do it, if you’re using a regular paste so that the signature image is placed on it’s own layer, make sure the signature layer is on top and set the layer blending mode to multiply. Assuming the signature is black and the background white, this will do the trick quite nicely.
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Mac_McDougald
Oct 2, 2003
Ah, elegantly simple, Robert!

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elliottblock
Oct 2, 2003
THANKS TO ALL.

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