How to make a banner without a fancy program ***UPDATE***
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I keep seeing this on the forums:
"I'd like to make my own banner but I don't have photoshop/illustator/indesign"
So here's a secret:
You can make your banner or avatar in PowerPoint. That's right, PowerPoint!
It can do just about everything that design programs can do - it's just a little clunkier. You can cut out shapes, add shadows, place type etc.
And most of you will have it on your computer.
Now I'm certainly no computer expert (I'm over 30 for God's sake), and I hope I'm not teaching you how to suck eggs, but here's a few steps to get started if you've never used PowerPoint before:
1. Go the PAGE SETUP and change the size to: width 3.55cm and height 27cm.
2. Go to VIEW and make sure you the FORMATTING PALETTE is open
3. Make your banner. The formatting palette has all sorts of shapes and functions and type options.You can drag or import images and toy with them etc. If you're stuck, go to PowerPoint Help or post in this thread. I'll check it every so often and try to help if I can.
4. When you're done go to SAVE AS and for 'format' select JPEG.
5. Load it up to Etsy!
Hope this is helpful to someone.
Posted at 6:01 pm Sep 7, 2007 EDT