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Simple is in in the blog header world.  And simple is something you can make for free with  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….

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8 Comments on Picnik Shortcut: Make Easy Blog Headers For Free

  1. Rachel ~ Southern Fairytale
    July 27, 2010 at 9:35 pm (8 years ago)

    You makes me giggles.

    The teenager.. holy cow did you put your stamp on her, I mean SERIOUSLY!
    <3 you
    miss you

    • Linda
      July 27, 2010 at 9:38 pm (8 years ago)

      at least i did not put the “moo”stache on her!

  2. Bonni
    July 25, 2010 at 4:23 pm (8 years ago)

    Just found your blog through Twitter! I love it! I’m going to try to create my own photo header. You make it sound easy! I just noticed that you are attending the Relevant 10 conference. May I ask you how you found a roommate for the hotel ? None of my blogging friends are going. I did go on the Relevant site, but no one responded. thanks for your time!.


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