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Watermark by jollyjack Watermark by jollyjack
I donít quite get why people put watermarks on their DA uploads. Thereís only a finite number of things that someone can do with a low-res image, and most of them render a watermark useless anyway, especially with so many photoshop-savvy folk out there these days.
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colorabsent Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I think most people that are photoshop-savvy are skilled enough to create their own work, and not bother with the work involved in removing a watermark... Maybe.

My... That watermark did ruin this image though : P
KatTopaz4 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
Simple, To avoid art theft, people taking your work and claiming it theirs.
But, it does ruin the picture a little
Watonzon Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have seen a bunch of art thieves out there that will try to steal others art. What my friends and I have noticed that if we post up a watermark on our images then it will lesson the chances of a art thief stealing our own drawings/creations. If we put the watermark in the corner then the thief could easily just crop out the images. But if we put it in a spot that is harder for the thief to steal from then they will leave our art alone. 
Miller1997 Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
I fully agree! I tried conveying the same message on my profile and received an army of a watermark lover's minions. I stood my ground. :)
Watermarks should be abolished. If someone uses your art, it's good business.
SJArt117 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I just had to watermark all my art due to art theft and recolours.
Hermy-one Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There are so many works I've seen I would have faved if it weren't for a big fat DA watermark across the subjects face. If you are going to watermark, make your own and make sure its not right in the center :/ 
LeucisticRaccoon Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Watermarks or whatnot are OK in my opinion, but they don't have to plaster it all over their image.
SCOm1359AP Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
Personally, I prefer to take a cue from Al Hirschfeld.  Create a signature or watermark, but put it some out of the way spot in the middle of the image that won't take from the design, yet were someone to try and remove it, it would be immediately detectable or damage the piece.  Hide it in woodgrain.  Build it into a tattoo.  Maybe disguise it as graffiti on a wall.  Someplace where you and anyone who knows your work can point and say, "That guy made this.  You didn't."
krislowe Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It makes it harder for it to be stolen
Cenobite451 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
Fave'd the journal entry. But this gets the point across quite well too, and far more succinctly. :+fav: :D
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