offwithmyhead

14 Feb

At this point, we are all aware that my new header sucks. Needless to say, my experience designing this header was not the best. I sort of posted this one just because it looked the best out of the five or six different designs I worked with.

Using pixlr.com I wanted to create a header that was interesting, bright, and descriptive of my blog without using a photo of myself or revealing too much about my blog’s topic. The intention was to get people to experience a sense of curiosity. However, my current header:

Header

Probably says: leave this page.

I was able to get the hang of overlapping the two images after watching some tutorial videos. At first I assumed it was a simple as dragging one photo on top of the other. Clearly, I was wrong. The lasso tool became the devil. It was so difficult outlining the lady figure using my finger on a laptop keypad.

The only thing that came naturally was the idea of what to post as a header. I thought a picture of a honeycomb might be bright, interesting, and detailed while a silhouette of a woman on the run would describe my 22-year-old existence.

Eventually, I will change the header. Or maybe I’ll remove it. But for now, there it is.

Pixlr.com however is a great tool. I can use this for a bunch of different things. Obviously I need some training so it’ll be used purely for recreational/personal purposes for a while.

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5 Responses to “offwithmyhead”

  1. Hannah Russo Makeup Reviews.... and Much More! February 16, 2013 at 9:01 am #

    AHAHHA your header is not horrible!! I like the honey combs in the back. I bet it took forever to find a picutre that was big enough to work with. This assignment was hard especially for people who have no idea what they were doing! I lost my work like 5 times because I kept looking for an image but forgot to change tabs so I went off the Pixlr account.

  2. jonoftw February 17, 2013 at 7:07 pm #

    Hey ! Great header! I’ve seen an few blogs with different headers but yours speaks to the name of your blog so much more. I think the overlay of the items is a good touch. I think photoshop would have made it a little cleaner but who has a few hundred dollars laying around to make a header?? Certaintly not me lol. SImple is almost always works and in this case this relally works for you.

  3. scarletknights928 February 17, 2013 at 7:17 pm #

    I don’t think your header looks bad at all! Honestly, when I first started making banners and stuff, I thought it was hard and that everything I made looked horrible haha. You get better at it with practice. The only thing I’d change is maybe add some text, like the name of your blog, in a nice script font next to the images of the 3 women. I can’t really think of anything else πŸ™‚

  4. chanteldle February 17, 2013 at 7:24 pm #

    I actually really like the idea you took of using the honeycomb which is bright and vibrant with the top layer of the silhouettes. I think, as you mentioned, the overlapping and detail with the lasso tool can be touched up on to make it more fine tuned but I didn’t get the hang of Pixlr at first either. Overall I really like the idea and how you executed it.

  5. Honey February 17, 2013 at 11:58 pm #

    Thanks for the kind words and advice, everyone! I’ll keep it all in mind πŸ™‚

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