Day 7 – Blogging 101: Start Personalizing
Today’s assignment: create and upload a simple header, background, or both. Already done? Try a custom widget.
My blog already has a Header and background, but looking at the pixellated background I think i might need one with a higher resolution.
This was my background image…
I want my background to have a pattern that looks like dragonfly wings. So I started looking for dragonfly wings on Google. But alas I could not find anything that has a seamless non pixellated look.
So I decided to make a background with Photoshop.
Here’s a small step by step: How I created my new background
I opened a new file and set the dimensions to 1200 x 800 pixels
I then selected a foreground colour with the colour selector and used the paint bucket tool to fill the background.
I changed the foreground colour back to black and selected the entire background (ctrl + A).
Then I opened the filter menu and selected the stained glass option under the texture section.
I played around with cell size, border thickness and light intensity.
And ended up with this image…my new blog background 🙂
I hope you find inspiration with Photoshop textures.