Saturday, August 22, 2009

Pink Saturday ~ New Blog Header ~ Photoshop Tips

Happy Pink Saturday! If you haven't noticed, I have a New header up there. The best part is I did it myself. I had some help from Miss Tara's wonderful book Blogging For Bliss, which you should pick up if you blog or are thinking about it. I love the book because it has loads of pages of creative blogs to check out & tons of important information. I've been blogging for 3 years now & have learned so much!
This is another banner I made above. I used Photoshop Express to create it. I selected photos I had taken & placed them into a new blank file. Once the photos are placed, you may size the photos within the space. I can't get over how much fun this is! My current header has some of the cutest pink & black girlie cabochons with bling. I used the text button with fonts that came with the program. It's going to be fun to change!

Besides using the Tara's Blogging for Bliss book, I've also used the following links for digital fun:

  • Rhonna Farrer Rhonna is a rock star digital designer. I've purchased some digital brushes, kits, & even my blog background from her company House of 3. Rhonna's blog & the House of 3 blog has lots of tutorials & Q&A's. I learned a lot by just reading them. There are even videos available.
  • Deviant Art I googled free digital brushes & stumbled upon this site. I've found so many fun ones. The artists there are so generous to share their designs. I played around with the free brushes before I bought some from House of 3.

If you want to see more pink go visit Beverly at How Sweet the Sound. Enjoy your Pink Saturday!

11 comments:

Gabriela said...

Happy Pink Saturday!


Your new blog banners rocks!



~ Gabriela ~

NicNacManiac said...

Happy Pink Saturday,
Love your blog and your header is really pretty!!

caren said...

Love your header....and thanks for all the tips! Happy Pink Saturday!

♥Mimi♥ said...

I hate to be a broken record, but it's cold and gloomy here today and it rained all day yesterday! Hoping that I can get outside a bit to check out my gardens☺ Pink Saturday is bringing a little much needed and very welcome color into my home today. Thanks so much for participating. It's always so nice to visit your blog and see what's going on.

Cool new header!

Hope your weekend is filled with sunshine and everyone you l♥ve. I'm hoping mine will be dry☺

Claudia said...

Congratulations - your new banner is great! Happy Pink Saturday!

Beverly said...

Nerissa, your new banner looks fantastic. In fact, your whole blog looks fantastic. I'm wanting to get that book, too.

Happy Pink Saturday.

Beansieleigh said...

Oh, I gotta admit, I'm already thinking this looks too complicated!!.. (which I suppose you can tell what a novice I am, when you look at the header on my blog!).. (0; I will have to look for this book, "Blogging For Bliss", next time I am at the book store! Happy Pink Saturday, and hope you are enjoying a wonderful weekend! ~tina

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Thanks for the tips!

Emily-Claire said...

Your new banner is great! I learned so much from Blogging for Bliss as well. Best of luck on your move. What an exciting time! Take care :)

Diana said...

I love it Nerissa! Thanks for the information too

~*~Magpie's Nest said...

How nice to see you on Pink Saturday AND Julie's Super Nova!!!