So i have a busted corel draw-It will no longer export to .jpg Corel Corp has said that since it's three years old, they no longer support it.
So when I would email layouts to customers I would export the draw to .jpg and then insert it in the email. Cant make film out that!!
So I want to protect our intellectual property when I send layouts. How do I insert some kind of watermark so my draws cant be stolen?
Do I make sense?
and for shame on Corel for not supporting your expensive bought and paid for software that is only three years old
Sure, you can add your watermark in CorelDRAW.
Put it on a layer that puts it in front of your other content. Make the watermark as transparent as you wish.
You might want to look at the security settings for PDF export if you want to restrict others from editing or printing the PDF.
I made myself a stepped pattern with our co. logo set the transparency to very light then save it as a preset fill. I draw a box over the design fill it with that pattern then produce a png to send to clients. If you were to put it on a seperate layer there's a good chance they could just delete that layer and....
I also heard that the password protection method isn't all that fool proof either but...
For this sort of job, sure, I would just export as a bitmap, with the watermark "baked in".
In this thread, my response is based on the premise that the opening poster CANNOT export as a bitmap, and wants to use PDF instead.
As with a lot of things in the world, the "lock" is there to help keep people honest, not to defeat a determined and knowledgeable thief.
I forgot to mention dropping the png file with watermark onto a jog template then sending out.