With a blog, you are constantly making pictures, banners, logos, etc. My favorite place to make all my banners is at Picmonkey. That is where I make most of the logos, favicons, banners, and pictures you see on here.
But all of these must begin with a background. I’ve made several through the years with my favorite colors and kept them in a file on my desktop. This saves me much time when I find I need a new banner or picture designed, since I can quickly grab the colored background I need for that specific project.
One of my favorite backgrounds to use is the transparent one. This is a PNG file, not a JPG – for those of you who need to know.
This is the background I used to make the Living in the Shoe logo.
I also used it to make the KFA logo. Can you tell I love script writing? 🙂
It’s great for watermarks on photos or any picture you want to “adhere” to different backgrounds. In other words, your background is invisible.
When I was first starting our home business and getting into web design, I came up against a brick wall with finding out how people got their backgrounds transparent. Finally, I decided to make my own and simply save it on my desktop. It took me a little bit, but I was able to make a transparent file using the Photoshop program. Just an fyi – I never really figured out how to use that crazy program, but this file in itself was worth the time it took to dabble in Photoshop.
This turned out to be a lifesaver in many ways! It is probably not the way designers do it, but I have used this file over and over.
And since we all like free stuff, I will share it with you!
I have a post in the works that will contain several short blogging tutorial videos and one of those will include how to use a transparent background on Picmonkey. So if you haven’t figured it out by the time I post it, maybe it will help. I just can’t promise the exact day it will be posted!