# Arrow CW
# in the words of Cor: I am my shadiest when it comes to watermarks
How it’s done.
I’m sharing this poster with the permission of klarolicityswan, the talented creator, not because it is fabulous, though it is, but instead because it is a fantastic example of how to credit images.
The credit is clear, readable, and tastefully incorporated under the Arrow season three information.
I’d like to point out how she has enough respect for the image she has created to not obstruct the focal point with a distracting and unprofessional watermark of her url or name. She has not ruined the content she is providing by plastering a credit taking up half of the picture. In short, she has not made the image the background for an advertisement of her tumblr url.
She has chosen to tastefully include just a credit at the bottom. If she did want to watermark the center of the picture for any reason, she could always do so using a subtle, nearly transparent credit of any size. An example of this technique can be seen, for example, on Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s wedding photos. In short, it would never be necessary to destroy the image by haphazardly slapping a url across the center.
On the topic of watermarks, it may be interesting to know that scanning the pages of, say, a magazine article and then photoshopping, say, your tumblr url onto them before posting them is illegal. Additionally, it’s unbecomingly attention-seeking.
So, kudos to the creator of this poster. It’s fantastic, and the crediting procedure is tasteful and efficient. Thank you for letting me share it with comments and compliments about your process. I hope this fandom continues to include many creators with such taste and professionalism.
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