Some time ago I promised that I would do a tutorial that would help you to add text to your blog header, in a way that gives you much more control over the size of the text, color, position, font etc. So here it is! Today I'm using a program called Picnic, it's super easy to use, it's free, and you can use it online, so there's nothing to download! Honestly it's so easy you probably don't need a tutorial, but I made one anyway, just in case you get stuck, or need a little extra help along the way. I know it looks like a lot of steps, but really there's not much to them, I just broke it down a lot to illustrate each step completely.
Click on the photos to enlarge the steps and see them more clearly
Step 1: Grab a header from my site (save it to your computer) and then, Go to the Picnik website. And click on "Get Started Now".
Step 2: After the page loads, click on "Upload a Photo."
Step 3: A box will pop up with your folders, select the header image that you previously saved to your computer, by clicking on it, and then click "Open".
Step 4: You should see your header now. Click on "Create", at the top of the screen.
Step 5: Now click on "Text" in the left top corner.
Step 6: Notice the font selection along the right side. Cute Huh?!
Step 7: (Okay there are 3 steps within step 7 actually, notice they are numbered) First click on the font style that you like, to select it. Then type your blog name, into the box in the upper left corner. And finally click "Add". The title is now in the box, but because the letters are white, you can't see it. Don't panic, it's there!
Tip: If you want your blog name to be on several lines, then type the words underneath each other like I did here. I actually have the whole name in the box, 3 words total (Blog Sweet Blog), each word is on a separate line, but one of the words is hidden here. To do this I typed "Blog" and then hit my enter key, and then "Sweet" then hit enter again, and then "Blog" and enter again. Whew! I hope that makes sense!
Step 8: Change the font color, by moving the tiny circle in the color box around, until you hit on a color that you like.
Step 9: You can change the font size by moving the "size" slider around, or by pulling on the corners of the box around your title. You can reposition the title, by clicking on your title and moving it around with your mouse.
Step 10: You can align your text, left, center, or right, by clicking on the align button, if you look closely you'll see I put a black circle around the align button. It's tiny! I centered mine.
Step 11: Click on the tiny button with the tiny green flower, in the top right corner. A little box will drop down, click on "Combine Everything".
Step 12: Click on "Save and Share".
Step 13: Click on "Save Photo".
Step 14: Click "Save". You're done!! Now you can add it to your Blog!!
And pair it up with a cute background too, if you like!
I hope you have fun with Picnik, it's a pretty cool program, and there's a lot of fun stuff you can do with it, so play around while you're there!
Thanks for stopping by!