Simple is in in the blog header world. And simple is something you can make for free with Picnik.com. One of the reasons people shy away from making their own is because they do not have the base shape to work with. I will show you the easy way to work with a photo, cropping and some basic shapes to make any size header or button you want.
A fresh blank canvas.
Start with a photo. Any size. If it’s a larger photo you can crop out the size you want with the crop feature. Insert the width and height and you have your base.
If you start out with a smaller photo, hit the resize and enlarge it. The distortion doesn’t matter. We are going to cover it up with a shape. Pick the snarky photos. They are the most fun to cover up.THOSE EYES…DUDE, TEENAGERS. YOU COULD KILL A SMALL BUNNY WITH THOSE EYES
Find the rectangle under geometric shapes. Cover the cropped photo with the rectangle, choose your color (this will be the background color of the header or button) and HOW EASY IS THAT. (cover the whole photo, i have just covered part to show you the process)
Add your text
Maybe some silly shapes
And you have a header easy peasy….