Typing The Copyright
You can now begin typing your text onto the canvas. Click anywhere within the canvas and type what you’d like your watermark to say such as “Created by John Doe" or “Copyright 2008 John Doe." If you want to add the copyright sign there are 2 ways to do this:
1. Hold down Alt and, using the number pad on your keyboard press 0169. This will only work on a PC (not a Mac).
2. If you’re using a Mac, hold down the Option key and press the letter G on your keyboard.
3. Another alternative if using a PC is to bring up your character map. The character map is found by going to your Start menu, hover over All Programs, and scroll to Accessories, then to System Tools, and finally selecting the Character Map. Once you’ve found the copyright icon, click it so that it’s highlighted and click on Select. Now click on Copy and close the Character Map. Once you’ve gone back to your Elements text you can paste that icon into your canvas.
Once you’ve typed your name you can select the move tool to position your text where you’d like it. This works well if you’ve used a font that is too large and your name has gone off the screen. You can also highlight your text to re-size it, change the font, or make it bold, italic, or underlined. Once you’re happy with your text, you can add the 3-D effect.
To learn how to create your 3-D effect and add your watermark to an image, read part two of this article!