Create a image design for header .

Some mummies been asking me how to create and design header by using photoshop CS ? Well, it’s not easy to explain on writing, but i try to explain here and paste some step by using images. Hope it’s not so confuse.

1st steps: Must have an idea what u want ur header to be ?

2nd steps : Go to Photoshop CS .

  • File > New > Width (12-14cm), Heigh (3-5cm), Resolution (150-200dpi)
  • On the Layer column , create a new layer for background .
  • After create a layer for background, use paint bucket tool to colour, or u can leave it to white colour.
  • .
  • Click on “polygonal Lasso tool to create the shape u desire.
  • Select brush or paint bucket tool to put on colour on the shape u create.

Insert photo pictures in ur file :

  • Open the pictures u wish to insert into ur header.
  • On the pictures, select all > copy > paste in to the file or drag the picture to the file.
  • Picture will always large when u insert in to the file, scale to smaller image by Edit > transform > scale , skew, rotate, flip …etc to the picture.

To create effect to the picture

  • For drop shadow effect , go to ‘add a layer style’ on the bottom on the layer , click at the 1st icon
  • Many feature and style can find in the “add a layer style’ comments.
  • After click on the drop shodow, a window will appear, play and try with the ‘structure’ comments.

To enhance picture or create black & white picture & many more .

  • go to Image > adjustment > brightness /contrast ( for brighter picture)
  • go to Image > adjustment > desaturate (black & white picture)

To create text


Last save your file in PSD and at the same time save as JPEG for you to insert to you header in blog. Please take note, some image we create is too large or too small to insert to the header in blog, as for me i will try to reduce the images saiz after i had save to JPEG file until it’s ‘ngam-ngam’ on the header. Image > Images saiz > document saiz .

Done !!


Note : Layer is important in Photoshop. To allow you to control ur images, text …..etc, example which images to come first and which is at the back and so on.

Here are some simple step i can show by using image and writing, hope it’s not so confused.
Many design can be done by using this powerful software. Once u understand the concept and the tool, u can do thousand of design . Any ???? can leave a comments and email to me. Hope fully i can give a helping hand to you.

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25 Responses to “Create a image design for header .”

  1. Mommy Says:

    thank you for sharing, anggie. but honestly, i’m a very i.t.-challenged woman and halfway reading through your post, i went “err, wait. where was i again…? oh well, never mind. will just have to settle with my default page header for now…” :p
    -pek imm

  2. Anggie's journel Says:

    mommy to pek imm:
    Means my explaination is very bad lor … oh oh ….

  3. Anggie's journel Says:

    mommy to pek imm:
    Means my explaination is very bad lor … oh oh ….

  4. angie Says:

    oooh. i love ur header!! ur son is so cute. hehe

  5. Health Freak Mommy Says:

    I really love your header and like Pek Imm, i am also quite IT challenged. So, do we need to buy this Photoshop software and if yes how much?
    For your header, did you do any digital scraping?

  6. chanelwong Says:

    i know the concept but time doesn’t permit me…so no practise so not expert like you…

  7. jazzmint Says:

    hehe good tutorial..

  8. everydayhealy Says:

    I think I must read this again after I have photoshop. Old already, Cannot remember, especially reading in front of the computer screen. haha….However, I think the best is still straight away accept your offer! hahaha….

    thanks, anyway.Good info.

  9. Sue Sue Says:

    Thanks for sharing but I still couldn’t get it cos I am not an it savvy person. Got to come back to your blog and slowly2 read and understand the steps. Thanks again.

  10. MamaTang Says:

    wow! that’s a really good tutorial. You make a good teacher. hehe

  11. The New Parent Says:

    Hi Anggie–whew, that’s quite an explanation there (smile). Thank you for sharing such a wonderful tutorial!

  12. mybabybay Says:

    Wow you are a photoshop pro. I like the stamps looking pictures.

  13. Lian Says:

    Thanks for taking time to put this together.

  14. Mommy Says:

    no la, anggie. your explanation is very good, see how many people here give good good comments? problem is just with me (age problem la, what else). eh, you can take order to design ar? i take the easy way out… 😉
    -pek imm

  15. Anggie's journel Says:

    angie:
    i m anggie too .. thanks for dropping by my blog.

    health freak mommy;
    yes… u need photoshop , unless u know other graphic software , cos i bn using this photoshop for nearly 8 years, my job need it, of cos company wan is original CD lor, at home one is … emmmm… bought from low yat wan… RM10.

    chanel wong:
    yah.. u always busy .

    jazzmint:
    hai.. u r good in photoshop too…

    everyday healy:
    yalo… go get ur CD first la….

    sue sue:
    mayb my explaination here also not so clear la…. not easy to explain lei .

    mamtang:
    haha.. paiseh paiseh.. im still learning too.

    TNP:
    u’r welcome, i guess u r also good in art and designing … right??

    mybabybay:
    still got lot to learn …. thanks

    Lian:
    U’re welcome .

    mommy pek imm:
    hmmmm…. while i cant/duno explain hor… i think is better i design for u saja la… just email me some nice photo. 🙂
    Designing always must hv inspiration “ling kam” .. if got “ling kam” i can come out with many design, if no “ling kam” seat few hour also cannot wan… i sometime “angin” abit… hahahah

  16. Anggie's journel Says:

    angie:
    i m anggie too .. thanks for dropping by my blog.

    health freak mommy;
    yes… u need photoshop , unless u know other graphic software , cos i bn using this photoshop for nearly 8 years, my job need it, of cos company wan is original CD lor, at home one is … emmmm… bought from low yat wan… RM10.

    chanel wong:
    yah.. u always busy .

    jazzmint:
    hai.. u r good in photoshop too…

    everyday healy:
    yalo… go get ur CD first la….

    sue sue:
    mayb my explaination here also not so clear la…. not easy to explain lei .

    mamtang:
    haha.. paiseh paiseh.. im still learning too.

    TNP:
    u’r welcome, i guess u r also good in art and designing … right??

    mybabybay:
    still got lot to learn …. thanks

    Lian:
    U’re welcome .

    mommy pek imm:
    hmmmm…. while i cant/duno explain hor… i think is better i design for u saja la… just email me some nice photo. 🙂
    Designing always must hv inspiration “ling kam” .. if got “ling kam” i can come out with many design, if no “ling kam” seat few hour also cannot wan… i sometime “angin” abit… hahahah

  17. Malaika's mummy Says:

    Thanks for sharing. Unfortunately, I dont have adobe photoshop, so cant do it.:(

    BWT, nice header.

    U have been tagged: http://malaika-xiaoyu.blogspot.com/2007/09/tag-genie-is-here-to-grant-you-wish.html

  18. Malaika's mummy Says:

    Thanks for sharing. Unfortunately, I dont have adobe photoshop, so cant do it.:(

    BWT, nice header.

    U have been tagged: http://malaika-xiaoyu.blogspot.com/2007/09/tag-genie-is-here-to-grant-you-wish.html

  19. Vivian Wong Says:

    thanks Anggie, I will learn in soon…very detail, step by step, this is what I need…really thanks!

  20. Health Freak Mommy Says:

    Can you design one for me too, pretty please? 😀

  21. slavemom Says:

    Wah.. another PS ‘sifu’. Thx for sharing. Will def refer back here after I install PS.

  22. Sasha Says:

    wow u actually show step by step!

  23. Anggie's journel Says:

    malaika mum:
    Thanks for the tag , will post it later… u got so many tag for me hor .. hehehe ..

    vivian:
    Hope it’s help.

    health freak mommy:
    Can.. email me 2-3 photo u wanna put in to ur header to eiggna13@gmail.com.
    BUT i will take some time .. 🙂

    salvemom:
    So many sifu on know PS la..

    sasha:
    u’re also sifu on scrapbooking

  24. Anggie's journel Says:

    malaika mum:
    Thanks for the tag , will post it later… u got so many tag for me hor .. hehehe ..

    vivian:
    Hope it’s help.

    health freak mommy:
    Can.. email me 2-3 photo u wanna put in to ur header to eiggna13@gmail.com.
    BUT i will take some time .. 🙂

    salvemom:
    So many sifu on know PS la..

    sasha:
    u’re also sifu on scrapbooking

  25. PapaJoneh Says:

    thanks for the tutorial. Like the “mommy” on 1st comment, me slow on this thing.. and i dont even have photoshop so kesian.

    I hope someone can help me to create me header with my twins and Josh and wife. 😉

    http://www.papajoneh.com

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