I love using Scrapbook Max to design blog backgrounds, headers and elements for my family blog (and for this one too)! I like to change my blog headers about as often as a housewife might change the wreath on her front door!
I love "decorating" my blogs for the holidays... and doing silly things like putting Santa hats on everyone makes the kids giggle. Plus, I'm on my blog all the time and I love seeing fresh new graphics.
Sometimes I use our family portraits... and other occasions call for random snapshots. Designing blog decor is something I really enjoy... so I thought I'd give you a few tips so you can design your own as well!
If you are using Scrapbook Max like I do (which I recommend for anyone wanting to get started), when you open a new project... you need to set your size settings by clicking on the little icon at the top that looks like a silver wrench. The above box pops up and you can set the size for your project. Stick to the width setting you found on your blog... the height setting is up to you. I typically start with 300 pixels, but adjust later if necessary. Once you click "OK" your desktop project space is set and OFF YOU GO! Design to your heart's content and be sure to check out my right sidebar for links to my favorite designers, fabulous fonts & freebies and more to help you get rolling!
When you are done designing and playing with your header image, you'll need to publish it to a jpeg image. In Scrapbook Max, you click FILE at the top, then PUBLISH TO, then IMAGES... and VOILA, you're very own header file is saved as a jpeg!
To upload your fabulous new image to your blog... go back into Blogger (into the Design tab) and click EDIT on the "Header" box. From there, upload your image using the "browse" function... then select "Instead of Title and Description", click SAVE and you are done!
Stay tuned for more tips on how to use Scrapbook Max to customize your blog!
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