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How do I add the bevel?
It is in the "effects menu" of Elements...
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Rusty
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Got it! Thanks! I was adding the bevel before the text.
Do I have to do this for every picture or is there a way I can save the copyright and add it to the next picture without having to go throught the same steps and retyping, bevel, multiply, etc.. for eack pic?
Sure. Decide what filesize you are going to use for your CD of samples. As Courtney said in her post, make them too small to produce any kind of quality if printed. Let's say they are going to be 4x6 at a resolution of 72ppi.

Make a new blank file: File > New > Blank File
Make settings to fit what you have decided to use for your proofs...
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Note that I gave this new file a name up at the top. I can save it and use it over and over again in the future. When you get all finished with your text, symbols, whatever you use, and have applied the bevel, flatten everything down to a one layer file that contains your beveled text sitting on a transparent layer. Save this file as a PSD-file. Not a Jpeg (that will convert the transparent layer to a white background.

Now, lets suppose you have ten individual image files open plus this one PSD-file. Execute Window > Images > Tile and you will see a checkerboard of eleven thumbnails. You want to be "on" the PSD template file. Engage the Move Tool and, with your cursor sitting on the layer in the Layers Stack, hold down the shift key and click-and-drag from the layer stack over to one of the thumbnails. Get back to that PSD-file and do it again, keep dragging until you have dropped a copy of that layer onto the top of all 10 image files.

Goto each of the image files, verify that the text is the top layer. Verify that the blend mode of that layer is Multiply. Verify that it looks the way you expected it to. At this point you can still use the move tool on that entire layer to reposition where the text appears over your image. When you are satisfied, flatten the image and save your file.

It's a lot more complicated to explain than it is to do it. :D

Rusty
There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness" - Dave Barry

If your pictures aren't good enough, you're not close enough. - Robert Capa

www.prestophoto.com/photos/gallery/19932
So is 4x6 at a resolution of 72ppi a good size for them to view on screen but pixelated to print? Is this what u would recommend me sizing them to?
4 x 6 @ 72 should be OK for viewing on a screen. You could try one to see what you think. I suggested 4 x 6 only because that's the native aspect ratio (uncropped) for most DSLRs.

That size @ 72ppi is going to be too small for any prints much larger than a postage stamp. It is about 2/3d the resolution required for an acceptable print sized at 4 x 6 inches.

Rusty
There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness" - Dave Barry

If your pictures aren't good enough, you're not close enough. - Robert Capa

www.prestophoto.com/photos/gallery/19932
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