Message for Google+ folks: Would you please consider adding your own blog to your link list? That way, I'd have some hope of finding you. Otherwise, I'm going to have to let you go before I tear my hair out. Thanks!
Saturday, March 1, 2014
The Anatomy of a Header
Sometimes I hear bloggers discuss how they look at a post and all the photos are the same or there are only slight variations. Yup. That's happening here today. Whine away! (Or grab some lemon ginger tea...that stuff is so good!)
I have had a few questions over the past month about what programs I use for photo editing and how I create a header. After several years of blogging, I have no great suggestions. I suppose that I am doing better than I did at the beginning, but not so much better as to be considered an expert. I still take lots of pictures and just try to go with the one that looks good to me.
What do you do when creating your headers? Do you create your headers or work with one from a design blog? I like a good old-fashioned header so have only gone with a "canned" version a few times. I might change my mind someday and get a customized look. Ha! Fat chance. It is what it is around here.
I use Photoscape, a free photo editing program that one must download and which has a "less than satisfactory" version for Macs.
I also use a free from the web version of Photoshop for many of the things that I can't do with Photoscape to include rotating the canvas by small degrees and saving the photo at the quality I prefer.
PicMonkey is a great online photo editing program; however, many of the items are premium, which is why I have added the button over there to the side. I was asked to link my friends to PicMonkey so that they could receive a free day of premium services. In exchange, I'd receive some free time, too. It's how I did the header for March. If you've never tried it, have some fun!
Can you see the photo I took my header from?
p.s. for those missing the old header, which I found sweet by the way — both the missing of the header and the header itself: