Watermarks

11/09/2008

The watermark is a widely used protection method by designers. You can add a text, image or any kind of shaped watermark to your templates to protect them from being used without permission.

A sample CDR file can be downloaded from your Sample Stationery catalog (go to Summary page).

Example

You can add a watermark to your template that will only be visible in the previews without creating both preview and print templates.

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To achieve this you need to place the watermark (text, image or shape) in the Desktop Layer of the Master Page.

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Note. If the object that contains the watermark is outside the page, it will jump to the top page layer after you move it inside the page. To fix this, just drag-and-drop it on top of the Desktop layer.

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For the watermark to appear on top of all the pages in the previews you must check ON the Printer icon of the Desktop layer.

Web-to-print software processing

As long as the watermark object is placed inside the Desktop layer of the Master Page it will:

  • show on top of all other layers on every page
  • show only on previews
  • never show in the output files (CDR, PDF, JPEG, GIF, PNG)
Watermarked preview Generated output file
Watermarked preview Generated output
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