Search This Blog

Crafty Blogs

 

Crafty Blogs

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Copyright/Watermarks & Tips

Hello my fellow creatives!

How is everyone today? This weekend I have been updating my blog, YouTube, Facebook and the rest of my social media and business pages. I have also done my self assessment for 2015-2016 and that was stressful let me tell you! I think it will be easier as I get more used to them and have more experience.

Anyway here are a few tips I have found. I have also given a brief description about how I edit my photos/videos and add watermarks/copyright. Remember to add Stampin' Up! copyright right on all your images, creations and videos as set out in Stampin' Up! angel policy - http://www.stampinup.com/home/en-GB/terms-of-use_gb

I use a combination of photoshop (on laptop) and iPhone app to add watermark/copyrights and edit my photos for my blog. I have found a great app that I use now when I take my photos so they are ready straight away to upload onto my blogger app. I can also use the general edit options on my phone to improve quality etc. Photoshop is great for when I am on my laptop and I need to do more advance changes, edits and create different images. I also use windows movie maker to edit my videos and if I require them on disk I use windows DVD maker (this is rare). Windows movie maker is free and windows DVD maker costs £25 as a one off. Link for copyright app - https://appsto.re/gb/6BrYs.i

I also use my iPhone 6 and my camera for taking pictures and filming. I use both as sometimes if the lighting is good then my phone is easier to take pictures or if I am in a rush but my camera is good for better quality and a more professional look. I also use my camera for filming as it has a viewfinder that can bend round so I can see if I am within shot or not.  I also use a photo studio that I bought on eBay. Link for photo studio http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Portable-50cm-Camera-Photo-Studio-Tent-Kit-Lighting-Cube-Light-Tripod-Soft-Box-/272078614635?hash=item3f5926306b:g:ZIoAAOSw9N1Vyvl9

Here is a video with a couple quick tips - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaAFRrPQgV0 (goes live 14th June at 6pm) This video is part of my Top Tip Tuesday series. Every Tuesday I will be popping up a video about any tips I have for crafters. These can either be my own or ones I have been inspired by from other crafters.

I punch or die cut DSP and cardstock in the middle so that I can then use it on another project if I can cover it up. I also mark my corner rounder in the middle so I know where to line up the points of my paper/cardstock. This means I get the same round on all my corners. Please video link for a better example.

lots of love
C
xoxo

Here are my links -

Website: http://creatingwithadifference.stampinup.net/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2RhYtFn3EcXGJYr5l0RwGA

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creatingwithadifference

Etsy Shophttps://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/CreatingDifference?ref=hdr_shop_menu

Facebook group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/creatingwithadifferenceforum/

Snapchat - CraftyCharley
Periscope - MrsZak2014
Instagram - Creating With A Difference