Those are some valid points, and everyone seems to agree, so I'll switch the asking prices for the $80 and $40 items. I will see about making the other one cheap as well, but the one took me the longest of the bunch and I'd be sorry to see it go for too low a price
These are just asking prices, of course, so I'll happily consider other offers... just drop me a PM or post to this thread if anyone is interested!
I usually use grey for watermarking, but even a grey gradient didn't seem to protect this one b/c of its color scheme i guess.
Green was high contrast, easy to see thru but would be hard to brush out in photoshop. Now that you mention it, though, it is pretty hard on the eye... I'll have to use something better next time around.
I'd rather not say exactly where I get my photos, but most of them come from stock CD collections or stock exchanges online. My favorite free exchange is MorgueFile, its got lots of nice pictures to use in your designs and doesn't cost a thing!