Learning How To Make Website Banners is Very Easy
Its simply a matter of knowing which free software and tools to use and then a bit of creativity on your part.
You are about to How To Make Website Banners for….
- Social Media
- Banner Ads
- Google Ads
- Website Headers
- Featured Images
- Anything else you can think of
First of all you can only really make banners using a Desktop or Laptop device. Also you need image manipulation software that operates using transparent png image layers.
The best free image manipulation software is called GIMP and its available completely for free for desktop devices.
Go to gimp.org now and then download and install the software. Once installed, return to this page and continue to learn Learning How To Make Website Banners.
Once you have installed the software it is time to start on your first banner. The most important part of any banner ads design is the background. You can use google image search to find free usage rights images that you may legally use.
Go to google.com image search, Search for an image and then click…
- Usage Rights
- Select Reuse With Modification.
They say that a picture is worth a thousand words. So here is a picture for you.
Once you have found the background that you want to use. It is time to learn How To Make Website Banners with transparent background png text. You want to make some really cool text designs to drop onto your banner.
Assuming that you know how big you want your banner, crop or scale it to size using the gimp tools for this located under the IMAGE tab and then save the image.
Now you have the right sized background, your ready to build. Go to cooltext.com and have a play. This is not something that I can explain to you. Cooltext website is so well made and easy to use that it would be an insult to you and cooltext for me to try and explain it.
Once you have had a play around at cooltext and designed your first text image. Download the image to your device and then drag and drop it onto your background.
You can use the cursor now to move the text around on the screen and use the options to manipulate the text size and skew etc.
Once you have the required text on your banner you can also choose to add images. if you search google again using the settings that we mentioned earlier. but this time search for transparent png images.
How To Find Real Transparent PNG Images.
This tip will save you a lot of time. when you search for transparent background png images, the way to identify them is as follows.
The identification of transparent background is grey white checkers board background. When you search google you will see something similar to this.
In the image above, the right santa hat appears to be png and the left does not.
When you click on the image you will see that it opens to the right in a larger format. when the image is opening you will see the background as white in a transparent image, until its fully loaded and then it will go checked.
The image that always shows checked in the search is not actually transparent. Now you know this, you will save hours of downloading and checking.
Export your image
Once your image is completed you simply export it to a folder on your computer.
If you are making images that will display at 1200×600 then you can get a higher quality image by making it at 2400×1200. when you share the image on social media it will still be shown at the same size but in higher definition.