Saturday, 31 January 2009

Heading experiments

I played around with banner headings today, reckoning it was time I tried to make one again after a not entirely successful attempt last year. Time always adds experience and little pieces of gleaned knowledge placed together can make a difference.

It certainly did so in terms of creation - in other words, I managed to finish something I was happy with today, finding some gadgets in Vista that I've not discovered in XP, although that may just be because I wasn't looking in the right place before . . .

Anyway, on its lonesome, in the middle of a white screen, I rather liked my new banner.

Uploaded to my shop on Folksy I'm not so sure.

It seems to have a certain fuzziness to both the photos and the text, and the colour of said text is just too pale. Plus the green space above the text seems to weigh it down. Hmm.

So back to the messing around in Paint again. Could think of worse ways to spend a cold afternoon!


  1. love the new banner on your folksy shop. great work!

  2. Thanks for the kind words, Lauren, but I'm still trying to like it myself!

  3. I like the clean look of it - banners are really difficult to get right I think. Have you got photoshop? I really struggled with resizing pics for folksy / etsy and doing banners without it.

  4. I haven't got photo shop - I made the banner in MS Paint. It certainly was tricky to get right and I'm stillnot happy with it, but thank you for your compliment!

    I use Irfanview for resizing photos, find it pretty nifty. I've not tried it for banners though.


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