Last week I wrote a post explaining how to go about setting up a blog. I wrote it for my friends who are pondering over whether or not to set up a blog. Today I am going to share how I made a blog header with Pic Monkey. This is something I spent hours and hours trying to work out when I first set up my blog, but it’s like everything in life, making a blog heading is easy when you know how.
PicMonkey is just the best site ever I love it, I have friends that use other sites and get great results with them, there are lots available. For me PicMonkey is easy to use, it has quite a few options on the free version that makes it easy to edit pictures and make collages.
So here is how I did it,
Step 1. On the PicMonkey home page click make collage.
Step 2. Choose an image from your the images you have uploaded, if you would like images on your header. If you want simple header with just text just add a picture to your tool bar, you do not need to use it.
Step 3. Click on the collage icon and choose the Facebook cover option, this for me seemed to fit my blog better than any other layout.
Step 4. This is where you add your picture if you wish too, then click on the artist palette option to edit your collage. There are options to make the background transparent, coloured or choose a custom background.
You can add boxes to make the images fit to the page. At this stage you can add as many images as you want to. To add a box drag an image onto the collage and power till you place it exactly where you want, there is quite a lot of flexibility with this so play about. Once you have the box where you want simply delete the image and the box will remain.
You can also round the edges and increase the spacing. Once you are happy you can save your image. But make sure you are happy before clicking save, as you can’t go back.
Step 5. Lastly you can add you text and decorate with any images you may want to add. I have done this on a white background. However I prefer a clear background personally, it’s down to personal choice but for me it sits better on any background.
I have also added a version of my old header, which I made with photos on a transparent background. To fit the text down the middle of the collage just play around with the image boxes, as in stage 4 to create a gap where you will later insert your text.
So that is it, how to make a simple blog header with PicMonkey. I remember the hours I spent on this as a new blogger. I hope it helps, good luck.