Saturday, 4 June 2011

The One About Trying to Design my Own Blog Header...

... and failing miserably.  I was waiting for Shimelle's final email which is supposed to detail what to do.  Unfortunately it hasn't come through yet and I found myself at a loose end tonight, (M is away for a stag weekend) so I thought I would have a bash.  I did a search for some tutorials on the internet.  The first one advised to download a free scrapbook file, so I did that.  But it doesn't then tell you how to manipulate the things you've just downloaded.  All I want to do now is throw the laptop out the window!!!  (Given that it is M's laptop, he wouldn't be best pleased!)

The image that I want to use is this one:
BUT, I want to have the bow on the left, and extend the ribbon across my header.  (I've managed to open a new file in photoshop for the right size for my blog, I think its 1000 x 350 pixels)

Then I thought that I might add some photos to it, and change the font of my title so that it went over all the photos??? I just don't know what I'm doing, and my knowledge of photoshop is poor.

So is there anyone out there who could point me in the right direction?  Is there a really really easy step by step thing I could follow???  I would really appreciate it.  Thank you in advance :)


Alison said...

Sorry's something I really want to do, but I have no idea where to start...I'm so scared I'll lose everything! I didn't get Shimelle's final email either and keep meaning to see if there's a download on the forum
Alison xx

Jane said...

I've been waiting for that email too. I created my header then ticked the shrink to size box and saved it using the free kit that came with Shimelle's last class.

Tracy said...

Sorry Gem, no idea either, but good luck. I know how frustrating computers can be sometimes!

Lisa-Jane said...

Did anyone eve get this e-mail? I was looking for it the other day as I desperately need to update mine!