Creating & Uploading a Custom Header to ActiveRain and Your Outside Blog~ A Video Tutorial

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I get asked often how I created my custom header for both my ActiveRain Blog and also my Outside Blog.  The process of creating one is actually pretty simple to do.  Instead of doing a tutorial with screen shots, I thought it might be easier to see how I created my header & uploaded it in a video format.  So, I made a generic header for my blogs today & taped it as I made them.

The entire process from beginning to end only took me about 5 minutes.  I actually spent more time locating the photograph I wanted to use & enhancing that.  So, if you are unsure about how to design your own header, watch these two videos below and you will be on your way to creating a great looking new header for your blog in no time!

This first video walks you through the process of actually designing the header.  It shows you how to re-size, crop, and also add text to your photograph.  I used a free online photo editing software called picnik.com to create mine.  If you have photo editing software that you are familiar with, you can use that & have the same results by following the steps.

 

Now that we have created an awesome looking header, it is now time to insert it onto both our ActiveRain profile & also our Outside Blog.  This video will walk you through uploading the picture to both places.

 

As always, if you run into any problems, do not hesitate to contact me.  Now go off & add Jazz Up Your ActiveRain & Outside Blog with a Custom Header!

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Thanks Jeremy!  That online program, picnik is AWESOME!  Glad to see another Mac user too!

June 17, 2011 11:30 AM
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Jeremy,

I have been sending folks to your tutorials for a while now and just realized I hadn't subscribed to your posts.  So, I did now!  Thanks for taking the time to create these tutorials.  They have been a wealth of knowledge!

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Jeremy...

I'm stuck in sidebar hell on my outside blog. I don't see a way to change the pics I've loaded on sidebar. Got the header worked out. However, there does not appear to be a way to swap out the test pics I loaded on side bar to get a feel for how it all works. Your thoughts? :)

TLW...ROAR!

August 15, 2011 11:26 AM
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Never mind...

I figured it out. That widget manager is a handy little sucker :)

TLW...ROAR!

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