Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Blog Background Creation

Ever since I figured out that, "I have the HTML power!" (picture me raising my spoon in the air like He-Man), I've been making my own blog backgrounds. Since I only do this about once a year, I forget how to do it every time. Mike is a Photoshop genius though, and so is my sister Alisha. Thanks to them I usually only crash my blog for short, curse-filled amounts of time. So I've changed my background, (Google readers, come have a look!), and here's the tutorial for how you, too, can make your own blog background. And here my friends, are some links for free digital paper and elements (free!!!).

I used a Shabby Princess kit this time to create mine. They have so much cute stuff. Check out their stuff that's for sale too. I haven't yet bought one, but someday I'm going to. They are so cute and reasonable.

In the past I've used Summertime Designs to create my backgrounds. All of her stuff is free and she has some great kits.

And this blog Kevin and Amanda has some really cute freebies. They're not as easy to find, but scrolling around a little finds some really cute stuff. Especially their free fonts!


Mike said...

You're amazing! It looks fandangulous! BTW, I am no Photoshop genius. I am only proficient at MS Paint. I love you! And I'm glad you didn't lose your sidebars again.

Tobi said...

Thank you for all the tips. I'm always looking for free ways to improve my blog. I love when you said you raised a spoon over your head like He-Man. Very funny. Especially since The TICK says SPOON right before he takes off to save someone.

Marly said...

ugh, I may need to come over and have you show me. I want mine to be wide, like yours. I don't like all the space on the sides but I can't for the life of me figure out what I'm doing. I took a web designing class in High school. I should know what I'm doing. Well, I would if I remembered anything from that long ago :p