Oh yes, it’s button galore out there right now. And while I’ve just been quiet lately and recently just posted my catch up post with you all, I’ve been busy with my button production. LOL. I wanted to carefully webcraft my button and add my love into it.
And before we start the grabbing frenzy, let me give you a bit of an insight as to how I made my new banners as well, as you’ve probably noticed that it’s very different from before.
Did you know that few days ago, I finally invaded the daunting world of Photoshop? My tech-geeky friend has told me for ages to try it already…. so I humored him and muddled my way into it. It was mayhem. Why? Because I couldn’t cope with so many buttons or tabs to choose from and click. It was a ‘ripping my hair out’ moment. But since I was armed with determination and fully loaded of patience, I did manage to make my first header and a second one. So, what do you think?
I know that I have a long way to go if I want to conquer all of Photoshop features, so I’ll take it one step at a time (and this could be good news since I now will be able to make some freebie media icons for your guys! ahh, the possibilities.).
One of the banners however, was still made via Pixlr Express, because honestly, there’s nothing like Pixlr Express and how user-friendly it is. Plus, it’ll save you your hair.
Now then, let’s get swappin’, snatchin’ or grabbin’ however you want to do it. 😉
As some of you are still having issues with the simple code I initially included in this post, I decided to delete and would like to redirect you to my sidebar if you like to grab my button (and I’m sure you do 😉 ). It’s the same process, just copy all the code from the ‘grab-a-button box and paste it on your Text widget, and voila! this bean should stay there smiling sweetly.
Don’t forget to give me a nudge, so I can grab yours. Thank you!
No button yet? No problem. I got you covered. Here’s another simple tutorial that would help you with button making.
- DIY Friday: From a button’s point of view… and how to… (sweetjellybean.com)
- My DIY 101: Longer version to utilize Pixlr Express to customize your blog banner/header (sweetjellybean.com)