Hey Everyone. How are you all doing? I have found a new hobby and that is making headers for my blog. What I like about having my personal blog is, I can create things however I want and the only persons’ approval I seek is of myself. So there is no stopping for my creativity. That’s why I like working individually rather than in a group.
Header is a very important aspect of your blog as it depicts the theme, nature of the blogger or the blog itself. My headers are mostly pastel, floral and girly which in turn reflect what I love. By just looking at my header you will know that I love floral stuff and pastel colors and in all honesty it all changes as per my mood. So, I think that the layout of a blog can help in knowing the blogger a little better.
For me, creating headers is a fun task and I want to become the best in it. I have just started, so I haven’t learned all the ropes of it but you always start from the bottom and make your way up. I saw that people were paying to get this watercolour effect banner so I thought why not save everyone the money and just give you all a tutorial. 💛
I create all my banners on Photoshop CS6. You can buy it from here if you don’t have it.
So, let’s get started.
First of all, find some inspo from Pinterest if you don’t have a clear idea of what you want. According to your theme, choose the size of your header image and open a new blank canvas of that size on Photoshop.
Now, to get the watercolour effect you have to download watercolour brushes from the internet. I downloaded mine from here. You can find numerous types of brushes here. This site has marble background brush (as you can see in my current header), textured brushes and so much more. Check it out.
After downloading the brushes, extract it on your PC. After extracting, go to Photoshop and click on the brush tool. Then you will see a drop down menu. Over there, click the wheel icon and then click on the option “load brushes.” Select the extracted brush and there you go, you have your brushes ready to use.
This time I have tried something different, I have included a tutorial video so do check that out as that would be easier to understand.
Thanks for reading. If you found it useful do let me know. It would mean a lot and also press the star while leaving. xx