- The first item is to figure out what size you want to make the header.
- Second item you need to decide is where to store the image in a photo storage site such as photobucket or flickr.
- Last thing to know is where to insert the url.
I am using blogger and I have created my header to be 768x300. Here is what is looks like currently.
I am going to be changing the header to reflect the same header as the store where I sell my designs.
1. Open your graphic software to the size you need and create a layer and flood fill with the chosen colour.
I am going to be adding patterns to the layer to give it depth and dimension.
2. In psp select the layer and duplicate, then select effect, texture effect, sculpture, I select a pattern I had created, then my size is very big I want large effects of 300, Angle 310, Intensity 40 and leave everything else as default, hit ok.
3. On the layer palette change the opacity to soft light
4. Next step: I created a square and flood fill with a different colour and added another pattern the same way as the step above. I added the text, then a brush at the corner.
Next I added the logo of the store on a different layer, then added more text and embellishments each on it’s own layer.
Then I saved as psd and open in Photoshop to use the layer styles. You can achieve a similar shadow by adding each shadow on it’s own layer as well.
Once done merge all layers and save as jpg.
Next step is to upload the header onto a storage site either flickr or photobucket and capture the link of the url, we are going to need it.
In Blogger I select the template settings once I signed in.
What you are looking for in blogger is the code below to insert the url as below.
br br br
!-- Begin #content --
Here’s what the blog looks like with the new header
I went a step further and changed the background of the blog here’s the code below to look for.
you can see the blog result at mphoinix.blogspot.com
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