2/14/13

Creating A Header for Your Blog Using PicMonkey


I just finished creating my spring header and I got to thinking about the process I had to go through to get to the point of making my own headers. So I thought it would be a good idea to put it all down in a very detailed tutorial. I also hope that anyone who is in the throws of starting a blog, or even those of you who are like me and need everything broken down into tiny steps, that this post will help you create a professional looking header or banner for your web log. I have played around with just about every way possible over the past 2 years to make a blog header, but with the introduction to the partially free editing site PicMonkey, it is now easier than ever!
So without any further ado, here is how you need to begin.
 First off you need to determine the pixel size of your template. Since I blog using Blogger, I will be showing you how to find the pixel width in this format.  Go to your template screen in Blogger...see below.


Click on the orange  customize button. This is the next screen you will see.


Go to the left and you see where it says "Adjust Widths", you will want to click on that button. Finally you will be brought to this screen.


The top number is the actual size of your blog from the left to the right. So now you will need to determine how wide you want your header to be. Do you want it to go the entire width of your blog or centered smaller in the middle. My blog header is 1058 pixels wide which is 32 pixels in from each side of the blog's full width.

The rest of this tutorial is going to be presented in two parts.

Part One

Now that you have an idea of the size you want your header to be go to PicMonkey, a free editing site...this is what I used after they took my beloved Pinick away. :(  No really I do like this editing site and recently they have been adding more and more options.

Note: All of the editing tools here are free...no upgrades are needed to create your collage.



Click at the top where it says "Create a Collage" and this screen you see below will open.


Now this is where the creative fun begins.

(Update 2014 ~ If you have white in any part of your header it may appear to be gray once your image is uploaded to your website or blog. To remedy this issue, once you are in PicMonkey Collage go to the bottom icon, the one that looks like an artist pallet and click on it. You will see at the bottom there is a box next to the words "Transparent Background", click on that and the white background will dissapear. Now begin to create your header as directed in the tutorial. Also now PicMonkey has added the ability to go right into editing from the collage mode so you no longer need to open another window.Once your final editing is done you will save your image, just be aware that the image will be saved as a png. image rather than a jpg. image but that should not be an issue for you. Using the transparent option should eliminate that gray look to the image.) 

On the left you will see where you are able to upload your images. You can easily get pictures from your computer by using the browser. (I am just using PicMonkey's sample images to create this header.) Select what you like and when you are done uploading your pics you can now select what layout you would like to use to create your header. Do this by clicking on the second icon down on the left.


I decided to select L-egant and modify it to my needs. I wanted to show pictures and have the title of my blog all in one image.


I began by removing the cells I was not going to use. To do this, hover your cursor over the top right of the cell and an "x" will appear with the words "Remove cell".



 Click on it and the cell will disappear.


Continue until you have the look desired for your header. Here I removed the four small cells to the right of the large cell, then grabbing the lower boarder of the entire layout with my cursor, I was able to compress the layout into a rectangular shape. (You can expand or compress any cell by grabbing a side and manipulating the cell to the size you want.)



Pictures can be added to a cell by grabbing an image with your cursor and dragging it over to drop into the desired cell.


 If you want to create a new cell just take an image and hover it between two existing cells until you see a gray line appear, then drop the image and it will automatically fall into a new cell.



Once you have your pictures in place, you can go to the swatch icon on the left of your screen and select one of PicMonkey's swatches.



Click on the pattern you want, and like you did with the pictures, grab it with your cursor and drop in place. (You can create your own swatch as well, but that will have to be saved for another tutorial.)


You can also adjust the spacing between all of your photos by clicking on the background icon...the one with looks like an artist pallet.


Adjust the spacing by sliding the the button left or right.


The last thing you want to do before you are finished working on your collage layout is to take note of the numbers directly below your picture.


This is the pixel size of your picture. Remember I want my image to be 1058 pixels wide so I need to adjust the size here. You can adjust the size in the next step too, but adjusting it in this step will assure clarity of your picture. Again just like adjusting the cell size, the width can be changed by grabbing a side of the image with your cursor pulling it to the right or left until you reach the desired size. The height of your image can also be adjusted by grabbing the top or bottom and pulling the image up or down. Just be aware that changing the width and height of your picture will also alter the size of your picture cells, so you most likely will have to go back and readjust them.

Save your image by clicking on the "Save" button at the top of the PicMonkey screen.



Part Two

Now open up PicMonkey again using a new tab. This time you will click on where it says "Edit a Photo".

Note: Here you only need to upgrade PicMonkey if you want access to specific fonts, labels, and other embellishments. Basic editing can be done at no cost.


Your browser will open and select the image you've just created.


To add your title click on the "P" icon to open up the box you will type in.


Type your title in the box and then you can play around with font, color and sizing.


Once you have added all the embellishments you want, again hit the save button at the top of the screen and save your image to your computer.


And here is your completed image ready for installation on your blog.



 To install your new header in blogger all you need to do is go to your layout page and click on "Select a Gadget".


Click on "image" and to upload your header.



When your browser opens, make sure to un-click the "Shrink it to fit" box.


Upload your image and hit the save button in the lower left corner.

Next move your image to the box which says header.


 And don't forget to save your arrangement. Now it's time to take a look at your new header.


Just Gorgeous!!!
This is just your basics for using the PicMonkey editing site, but from here you can experiment and get really creative with your headers. I truly hope this tutorial proved to be of some help for you. With all the technology out there which seems to change almost daily, sometimes it is nice to be led by the hand through a process like this one.

Come back to see my new spring header on February 18th!!!

Wishing you all the love of beautiful St. Valentine's day!!!

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180 comments:

  1. Thanks for this! I need to be working on one of my own, and have been 'winging' it since I started blogging. This will REALLY help!
    Nancy

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    1. Really this is awesome.....!!!!
      I applied this to my blog looking very pro. now
      Thanks for this nice tutorial.

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    2. thanks very much, your blog very helpful for me newbie

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  2. Wow.....I am a little overwhelmed and would have to read this over. I thank God for lovely blogging friends who offer to help me and others for a mere donation. I admire you for putting this together. Your headers are wonderful. xo

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  3. Barbara, Barbara. Barbara...You are so good to figure this out for a dummy like me. I have been wanting to change up a little bit, especially for spring, but I had such a hard time the first time that I was afraid to do anything else. This SOUNDS fairly simple when being led through it and I thank you so much. Couple of questions: Do you have to upgrade on PicMonkey to do this or is it a freebie? And while messing around with it will it change on my blog or not until I click "Save"? So if I mess up I can just stay with what I've got.. Fingers crossed!!Thanks again so much..Happy V-Day..Judy

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    1. Hi Judy...

      To answer your first question yes you can do all this with out having to upgrade. The Upgrade allows you access to certain fonts, frames, and other editing bells and whistles.

      As for your second question, if you uplooad your new header like you would any gadget image and hit 'save", it will appear on your blog wherever you have placed the gadget on your layout page. I would suggest not deleting your old header. Just place the new header underneath the old one and then view your blog. The good news is that if you look at your new blog header and decide you don't like it, you can always go back and delete it...your blog will then look the way it did before.
      I hope this helps.
      XO

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    2. Love this!! I tried using this toll for my banner
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  4. I am one of your newer readers and followers and I want to thank you for this post. I am too preoccupied at this time to proceed with your tutorial and create a header for my blog, but as soon as I have time to devote to doing so I plan to give it a try. I have been wanting a headed but thought I might need to purchase a photo shop type of software first. Thanks. :)

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  5. I have been wanting to use pic monkey for some time now! Thank you so much for the detailed tutorial. I look forward to exploring your blog!

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  6. Thank you so much for this tutorial! You make it sound so easy!
    Happy Valentine's Day,
    Shelia :)

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  7. Your new header looks great Barbara and awesome tutorial!! I'm always so afraid to change anything thinking I'll delete something and I won't know how to get it back LOL!

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  8. Thank you for all the help, Barbara- I am going to save this tutorial in case I decide to do a header- Happy Valentine's Day- xo Diana

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  9. What a great tutorial! Thanks for sharing this with your readers!

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  10. Hi Barbara,
    You have made this so easy to follow! Your new header is awesome! Great job...
    Thank you for holding our hands through this one...
    Happy Valentine's Day to you & your family!
    All the Best,
    Christine

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  11. Hi Barbara thank you so much, lots of information I am going to check it out. Andi

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  12. Thank you so much for posting this! I have used PicMonkey before and made headers for my Face Book pages, but they are fairly plain and I was hunting and pecking my way through them, not knowing exactly what I was doing. I never really knew how people made such nice blog headers and now I do! I also found it interesting that I could change the width of my blog or side-bars! So kewl! Thanks again! Hugs, Leena

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  13. Good Morning Barbara, Thank you so much for this tutorial. I do want to change but have been nervous in case I made a mistake. You have given me the courage to make the change which I will do shortly.
    Thank you again.
    Best Wishes
    Daphne

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  14. Just wanted to say thank you again; I have created my new header which actually FITS the blog for a change! Great tutorial! http://theheadmistress1.blogspot.com/2013/02/post-valentines-day-pre-spring.html

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  15. Great tutorial, only wish I could change my header. I'm on wordpress and I would be so scared to change. Love your new header!

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  16. Great tutorial. I have done this several times with PicMonkey. You explained it well. I always think of making headers as a character building exercise. That pixel size is critical for me because I have an ad above my header and I am not going into my HTML code again for nothing. My current header was created by someone else but it it always best to know how to do these things for yourself.

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  17. You rock girl! Can't wait to have some minutes to give this a try! I love step by stap and photos too!
    dee dee

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  18. Pinned this as well, thanks for sharing!! What a helpful post! I love using picmonkey, but have only done photo editing with it.
    So glad I came across your blog through the Overflowing with Creativity link party! :)
    Have a lovely weekend!

    Your Newest GFC Follower :),
    Brenda
    ChattingOverChocolate.blogspot.com
    ...would love to have you stop by and say "hello" sometime too! :*)

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  19. Thanks so much. I recently created a header picture on PicMonkey and signed up for a year's subscription. There is so much to learn. Your tutorial is very detailed and I know I will be able to follow it. Now I just need the time.

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  20. super tutorial!!! I love having DIY options for blog design! I recently put together a bunch of links that were helpful to me.... Your tutorial is so detailed...awesome!! I host a Tasteful Tuesday Link party.. would love for you to join! It opens Monday night... come check it out! http://www.nap-timecreations.com/

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  21. I just put up my new header thanks to you. There was a mistake for awhile, but I was able to fix it in a few minutes. I'm not sure how long I will stay with this picture and I know I still have a lot to learn. Your little tutorial was so helpful.

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  22. I just put a link to this tutorial on my DIY blog Makeover post :o)
    emily @ www.nap-timecreations.com

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  23. Great post...I will definitely be putting it to use.

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  24. Thanks Barbara, I've used Picmonkey, but would have NEVER figured that out! I am so going to try this... I figured out my blog the first time through, but couldn't even begin to do it again! So THANK YOU!
    Hugs,
    Pendra

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  25. This was very helpful and clear. I've been struggling with using Picasa since Picnick was eaten up by Google, and I even took a class in Photoshop Elements. Picmonkey does what I need for a lot less money than Elements!

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  26. Looks great! Will use this to make a new header for my website and also for Facebook.

    Cheers ;)
    Careol

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  27. Thank You - Thank You!!!! This is awesome! I need step by step because I have no patience with computers :) I have wanted to do this for my new blog and I just bookmarked this page. What a great tutorial you wrote.

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    1. I just did this and so so easy. Thank You!!!!

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  28. Thank you for sharing this information regarding Blogger Header, was very useful

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  29. I LOVE your tutorial ~ I'm one who needs lots of pics to feel like I even have a chance to do it! Thank you for sharing! Pin'd! =)

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  30. THANK YOU so much for this post!!! I got off the blogging bandwagon and now I'm ready to get back on. I was looking for a way to revamp my website and was getting discouraged trying to find a template that would showcase me without spending a lot of money. I had never even HEARD of PicMonkey. I spent the whole morning playing around with it and am soooooo excited to create my own template! Thanks again!! :)

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  31. I have been using Picmonkey for awhile now and used the collage for my pictures. But I could not figure out how to have the name of my blog show up how I wanted it with a little vision statement. I was playing around until 2:00 am last night. Today while blog hopping I see this. Thank you!! I'll be playing around some more!!
    Blessings, Diane

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  32. Thank you - this was so helpful! My new banner is live on my blog :)
    One question - I couldn't load an image gadget and drag it to replace my current header. I had to just upload the photo into my header gadget. Then I couldn't figure out how to resize it to be centered at the top of my blog. I ended up just taking a screen shot of the size header I wanted then loading that. There might have been a better way to do that though!

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  33. Thanks for this awesome tutorial! My new banner is live on my blog :)
    One question - how did you replace your current header with the new one? I couldn't seem to drag an image gadget to replace it so I had to replace the actual header image. Then the image from PicMonkey I'd made wasn't centered on my blog. I eventually just took a screen shot of a larger banner so it would appear centered. Is there a better way of doing that?!

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  34. Thank you so much for this tutorial! I just discovered it on the PicMonkey blog : )

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  35. This was just what I needed, thanks!

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  36. THank you for taking the time to explain this, I needed help! Beautiful blog by the way!!

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  37. Thank you...so needed this, I'm just learning all this and it was soooo helpful. I'm with
    Leslie in that I can't drag the image gadget to replace the header box. If you could help with this last step, that would be great.

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    1. Hi Vee...

      Since I wrote this tutorial about 4 months ago I v'e lerned a few things. What you can do is just upload your image using the header box. Go to layout and click on header...then you will have the option of adding your new image. Remember to "unclick where it says "shrink to fit" to remove the check mark. Hope this helps!

      Barbata

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  38. Thank You Thank You Thank You!!

    Shelly @Minettesmaze.blogspot.com

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  39. Absolutely fantastic step by step guide. Thank you so so much. My blog looked so boring and awful and your blogspot on headers was an absolute gem. Really grateful. Min xx

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  40. love it!!! thank you so much!!! I had this idea, but didn't know what I was going to do. thanks!

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  41. Thank you for this post. I just changed my blog header and I love it. I also have been looking for a good photo editor and collage maker and I love PicMonkey it is just what I've been looking for.

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  42. You are a blogging goddess! I did it. Thank you so much for posting this.

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  43. Thank you so much! I googled 'how to make a banner with PicMonkey' and found this post. Your tutorial was so easy to follow and I'm thrilled with the new found information.

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  44. Thank you for this tutorial, it made making my blog header sooooo simple and I LOVE it now, thanks to you!

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  45. Loved this. Helped me out big time!! Thanks :)

    Pipp xx
    http://pippjones281190.blogspot.co.uk

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  46. Thank you for sharing this information regarding Blogger Header, was very useful.it really helped, thanks a lot!
    website design

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  47. You are a star lovely :) I've just achieved making a banner because of your amazing instructions! I want to achieve making my blog myself (well except help with IT-ee stuff) and not have someone else do it so I can feel like it's all mine and I've achieved something.

    Thanks again :)

    SLS xx

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  48. Thank you so much for this tip! Will try this out. :D

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  49. PERFECT! How can I ever say thank you??? Oh so helpful! Here's a quick question - say I want just a square picture on the left and then the rest of the rectangle header to be text (like, my name and tagline, etc)- am I going to be able to do this? Hopefully you can understand what I mean...but at any rate, I'm thrilled with what I've found here- amazing stuff and you have been so helpful! Thanks! Can't wait to "play"!

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    1. Hi Beth...here is what I would do. Start by going into the PicMonkey collage option. Now just eliminate the upper right box by hovering your cursor over the top right corner of that box. An "X" should appear and then just click on it to make the box disappear. This will leave you with two rectangular boxes sitting side by side lengthwise. Grab the bottom line and pull it up until you have the desired rectangle, then grab the center line and move it to the desired size. Drop your image into the box and adjust your boarder to the thickness you want. Once you are happy with what you have click on the "edit" button at the top. A message will appear asking you if you are ready to send your collage over to the Editor for text and overlays. Click on the green button "open in editor" and this will take your image directly to where you can add whatever verbiage you like in the blank space. Hope this helps.

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  50. Creating your own blog for your business is a wise thing to do. Chances o success is more likely if you have good header design. Here in Australia, new websites an blogs are being created frequently. By choosing the right Australian broadband service provider, you can easily create you own business site that can reach every internet users.

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  51. Thanks so much for this awesome tutorial! I was having trouble and didn't realize I had to go back into picmonkey to edit. I was doing it in one step and it wasn't working well. You've been extremely helpful. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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  52. Thanks so much for this! One of the things that I hated about blogging was that I couldn't really add the personal touch that I wanted to mine. I genuinely appreciate your step-by-step! =)

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  53. Many thanks for putting in the time to make any easy to use tutorial. The results are fantastic. Thanks again.

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  54. This post helped me a lot. Thanks a bunch for putting up the tutorial.
    I'm in love with my blog all over again. :)

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  55. Thank you so much... My blog is now looking really cute! Thanks again!

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  56. thank you so much! new to blogger (my first week!) so need all the advice i can get....!!
    http://islandgirljade.blogspot.com/

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  57. I LOVE YOU! I've been trying to figure out how to make a cute header forEVER and all the other articles were too complicated for techphobic little old me! Thank you so so much (go to my blog and see what I did! Hehe!) xoxo

    Seriously though, thanks again :)

    The perks of being a hipster

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  58. Thanks,nice tutorial..I did not know before this that it can be done with this free editing tool

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  59. Thank you so much for posting! I'm just getting started in the blogging world and this post was so helpful =)

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  60. Thank you for introducing me to picmonkey. I always wondered how to create a photo collage easily. I have now set up my blog and think the header looks great. Any decorating advice greatly appreciated http://floodproofmum.blogspot.com/

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  61. Great site and post! This enabled me to throw together a test banner for my site and make things look so much better.

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  62. Wow! Thank you so much for this tutorial, I'm sure it's going to be incredibly useful to me.

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  63. Thanks :) You enabled me to make my first blog header. I love it!

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  64. I admire you for putting this together. Toronto web developers Your headers are wonderful.

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  65. I have enjoyed reading your articles. It is well written. It looks like you spend a large amount of time and effort in writing the blog. I am appreciating your effort. You can visit my website.
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  66. Just used this and it was so easy and so well explained!! :) Thank you!!

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  67. Thank you so much for this post! I just started my blog today and I must say I'm quite proud of my header, thanks to you.

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  68. WOW! I have wished for instructions like this for so long! I'm glad I finally found yours!! You explained it perfectly, and the PicMonkey site was so easy to use. I created by new header in under an hour, including taking and editing pictures! Thank you SO much!!

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  69. Wow, Nice! I actually have some friends from an Arizona Web Design company, and they told me that Picmoney would be a great option for starting bloggers who want to customize their website. Anyway, I really like you blog. I look forward to reading more of your future posts. Have a nice day!

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  70. Wow! I just made my dream blog banner, by following your instructions, and I am a techno dummy! I've yet to write my first post, but will be addressing that in the next few hours. You can see what I did here...
    http://thesecondbestthingsinlife.blogspot.com.au/
    I couldn't have done it without your help. Thankyou so, so much...Mimi...xxxxx

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  71. As a newbie blogger, this is 100% helpful. I hope to see more tutorial about customizing blogs. Happy New Year!

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  72. Thank you. I'm glad to have found this keep tutorials coming for newer bloggers like myself.

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  73. Hi, thank you very much for your help! But I have a problem and it's really been bugging me. When I upload the PicMonkey photo, it appears as grey :/ which is an issue as my picture has actually got a white background. I have looked through the advanced settings again and again, but nothing seems to appear of any use. If you could help me, I would really really appreciate it. Thank you. xx

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    1. Hi Aleena,
      I know if what you are talking about. When this tutorial was written this was not an issue, but something somewhere along the line things changed. The best way to approach this issue is by going into PicMonkey under the Create a Collage button. Once there go to the bottom icon, the one that looks like an artist pallet and click on it. You will see at the bottom there is a box next to the words "Transparent Background", click on that and the white background will dissapear. Now begin to create your header as directed in the tutorial. Also now PicMonkey has added the ability to go right into editing from the collage mode so you no longer need to open another window.Once your final editing is done you will save your image, just be aware that the image will be saved as a png. image rather than a jpg. image but that should not be an issue for you. Using the transparent option should eliminate that gray look to the image. Hope this helps!

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  74. Thank you SO much, that was an EXCELLENT tutorial. You saved me hours and hours of frustration.

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  75. excellent tutorial
    and very thorough and detailed

    just pinned it!

    i've brought back Fridays Unfolded
    for 2014 and would love for you to join in
    if you get a chance

    happy new year!

    Alison
    Nancherrow (formerly Stuff and Nonsense)

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  76. Thank you SO much for this tutorial! I'm renewing my blog, and this is just what it needed!

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  77. This is a great tutorial - thank you so much! I had a very amateur header before and, while my new header may still need some tweaking, it is TONS better. I appreciate you walking me the process step-by-step!

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  78. Thanks so much I just made my own header that I am so so happy with! To think I was going to pay someone to do it for me... haha xxx

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  79. Thanku so so much! I've been desperate to find a header and your tutorial rocks!!!! Just finished my first one and can't wait to make more!

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  80. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!! I've been trying to figure this out all day until I found your blog. I really appreciate you taking the time to explain this. I was ready to give up!

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  81. This was so incredibly helpful! Thank you so much! xx
    http://meltedglitter.blogspot.com

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  82. You are my HERO. Having a nice header for my blog has been an issue for me for a long time. I don't have the budget to have one made for me and I am not tech saavy. I just stumbled upon your site and the above instructions. I followed your instructions and in a short time I have a header I really like. I am so excited. Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing this. I truly appreciate it.

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  83. I truly appreciate it, this post helpfull ... thank you.

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  84. Thank heavens I found your blog! This post has been a life saver and hitting EVERY detail/button is exactly what I needed! Thank you again for taking time to share this. I am going to do my best to promote your blog!

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  85. Thank you for your very detailed info. I actually create my header in PowerPoint but I couldn't figure out where to find how wide the blog was - thanks for that! Also I was uploading directly to the header not to a gadget then moving to the header - interesting...

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  86. How do you put your name at the bottom ? X

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  87. thank you, thank you, thank you xxx amazing follow through and one happy me!

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  88. Amazing :) How have you created that lovely pages bar? It is sooo adorable!

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  89. Thank you so much! Just designed my new header and love it!

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  90. Thank you so much I am going to give this a try. I love the tip about not deleting the old header although my is so bad right now.

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  91. Thanks for the great tutorial! I am prepping my blog to go "live" next month and discovered PicMonkey a few months ago, but am using it a lot more now. Your post is exactly what I needed to get my blog banner created - I was so intimidated about making one, but now I am done!!

    Thanks again!
    www.anyhappylittlethoughts.com

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  92. Thank you so much for this tutorial. It is excellently written and very easy to follow, I have shared it to google+ for other's to find :-)

    my blog: linda-dawn-designs.blogspot.co.uk

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  93. Loved your article, and you have a beautiful site. I will use your collage advice once I want to add photos to my header. For now, however, I have been just trying to use simple text with an overlay (little dragonfly)

    I have been playing with picmonkey for a few weeks, and my header always ends up with slightly fuzzy/blurred text. I can read it, but it looks unclear/unprofessional when I see it on my site (self-hosted wordpress).
    Does anyone know why? Any advice is SO appreciated!

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  94. Thank you so much for your help! This was such a life saver!!

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  95. I have found your site to be quite useful. Keep updating your site with in valuable information...
    Regards

    Logo Design

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  96. This Tutorial best of the other tutorial.

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  97. Dear Barbara, you have made my day. You Re sooooooooooo Very Kind to give a photo tutorial on how to create a new Header. Thank You. thank you from the bottom of my Heart. I have been wanting to change the photos on my header for many months but the designer of my blog told me She Could ONLY change the photos of course at a cost. I wanted to learn how to do it myself.

    And you have just given me the help to do so. I have used PicMonkey for one year but I had NO idea how to change the cell sizes or add or delete them. Thanks for telling us about this.

    Big Question, I hope you can help me with. Can I "Remove My Old Template" without removing my whole template design???

    I would like to add 5 photo across the top of My Header with the CJ Stitching & Bloom along the bottom with a pale pink border around the whole Header. Do you think this would look OK with the rest of my blog look???? Thanks again for everything. Hugs. Judy

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  98. Thank you so much for the step by step instructions! Works like a dream and now so chuffed with myself about creating my blog header =)

    @LDNgir788 of http://thelondongirl788.blogspot.co.uk/

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  99. Thank you so much for your clear and easy to follow instructions. I used the tips to redo my blog title. Cheers!

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  101. This was really helpful! Thank you so much! I think I've managed to make a nice enough header!

    Roseanne

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  102. Thank you for the tutorial using PicMonkey. Your expertise helped me design my own header and your directions were superb.

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  103. Very helpful tutorial! I finally made a header that I'm happy with. Thank you for your detailed steps. If you want to check how it turned out I' at charm11.blogspot.com

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  105. Thank you for sharing - your tips for customizing collage layouts were realty helpful to me! Appreciate it!

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  106. This tutorial is the VERY best! Thank you for thinking of us new bloggers, I found it very helpful! xx

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  107. I love you for doing this! I'm new to blogging, and had no idea where to start, but you saved the day! Thank you so much for this tutorial! I found it very helpful!

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  108. Hi webmaster, commenter and everybody else !!! The blog was absolutely fantastic! Lots of great information and inspiration.....

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  109. Thank you, this was so helpful! :-)

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  110. Oh dear Lord, I really don't know if I can do this. I will try though. I hire someone to do my header cause I have no clue what I am doing. I am so UNtech savvy:):)

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  111. Hello there. I just wanted to take a moment and thank you so very much for this post. I know it is over a year old but I just cannot tell you how much help this was to me. I love PicMonkey and I was able to create a pretty darn nice blog header all by my self (with your expert instructions, of course!) Blessings to you!

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  113. Barbara, thanks so much for the detailed, easy to follow tutorial. One question, when I save my completed header to my Blogger blog, it looks darker than it does in PicMonkey--do you know if there is something I can do in PicMonkey (or in the original photo) to avoid this and keep it looking the way it did when I created the header?

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    1. Melissa...if you are using Picmonkey's white background it will be darker than your blog's white back ground. Go to the artiste's pallet which is the icon bottom left when you are in the collage mode and click on the transparent box. This way your blog's background will be seen through the transparent background and it will all look seamless. Hope this helps.
      XO Barbara

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  114. I am having such trouble getting a custom header inserted correctly into blogger. I followed your directions and created one in Picmonkey, but when I try to insert it, I still have borders on my header and can not get it to cover the entire screen. If I create it with higher pixels it just shoves the header off to one side and still keeps the borders. It does not look like yours. Your tutorial was so helpful, but it's just not working for me. Please help.

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  116. Hi ,
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  117. Just used to make my header for usnavymc.blogspot.com. I'm much better at photo/video than I am graphics. haha Thank you for this detailed tutorial!

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  118. Hey sorry if I missed this in the tutorial, but is there a way to switch out the photos in the collage without starting all over?

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    1. Hi Glenn...you can move the photos about while you are creating your header in Picmonkey Collage. Just hover the image with your cursor and then left click to grab it. Keeping the left click button depressed drag it over to the cell you want to place it in and unclick, the new image will drop into the cell. If it is a matter of switching the images between the cells, do the same thing by grabbing one of the images and hover it over the desired cell and let go. The two images will then switch automatically. If you have already created a collage and saved it as a png image and then decided you want to change the pics, unfortunately these is no real way to do that without starting over. Hope this helps.

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  119. I was hoping it could be edited after saving, so I could update the photos every couple of weeks. Oh well, yes that does help thank you.

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  126. Excellent tutorial!!! And very helpful! I'm trying to design a new header for my site and this is exactly the information I needed.

    I, too, use Picmonkey and love it but wasn't sure how to something more complex than basic info graphics. So thanks for sharing this.

    One last thought. Your pics are really great! Clear, bright, nice to look at. Great site!!

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  133. I'm soooo glad I found your very useful, excellent tutorial! I was dreaming of a nice banner for my blog for ages but couldn't figure it until now... thanks to your support. I'm so happy and proud with my new banner for my little blog, my little me-space... THANKS!
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  145. Great post, yet I can not get my header to be clear. I sized it to exactly 1126, which my layout asks for, and the header is fuzzy no matter what I do. It looks beautiful in 3000 pixels, and when I change the font size, it looks terrible. Any ideas what else I can do?

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