One of the most frustrating things I have ever found about setting up a new blog (and I have allowed it happen a lot of times) is getting the header graphic right.
Let’s be clear about something here: you don’t need Photoshop to create a good graphic. You don’t even need a paid graphics suite to create a quality graphic.
I have got to know my way around the free Paint.net tool – which, I have to say is awesome, especially since they updated it recently.
It’s not the actual graphic that’s the issue – it’s the text. If you have tried any of the free graphics editors like SumoPaint, GimpShop or Paint.net you will know that once the image is saved, the text tends to be somewhat less than professional looking.
I have used each of these programs and they are all excellent programs. It’s just the text that lets them down.
And so, I was able to finish the header graphic that will adorn my refurbished PLR store:
Try this out by opening your graphic in PowerPoint first, then adding a text box – it must be a text box to allow you add shadows and change colours.