Create A Header Image For Your Website Using Free Online Tools And Softwares!
Getting a website header image/logo created for your website by a professional designer can run you as little as $150 or $1,000 bucks depending on the kind of design your interested in getting.
You are building a website on a budget and limited resources but you don’t have any graphic design skills or drawing skills and you feel like your stuck between a rock and a hard place.
In this article I will share some great free tools and how to use them free of charge to create a header image for your website. YEP! Free!
Here I’ll be giving you the exact method I have used to create some of my website, blogs and client WordPress websites.
Well, not exactly free because your time has value as well but other than that I’ll show you how to do it without costing you a red cent!
So the first thing you need to create a header image is open up a few websites to get all your work done:
- Step 1 – Open up your WordPress website back-office as seen in image below and click on Customize…
- Step 2 – Click on Header next and SITE TITLE & LOGO and then click on Image Tab as shown in image below:
Your almost there. Now you need to do is Click on Image but fist you need and image so we will come back to do this step once you create a header image.
Below are two images that show you how to look for important things you will need to know before you start building your image like, What are the dimensions of your header and How much bandwith does your theme allow for uploading a media file. Take a look below:
This first image displays a box on the right hand of the box that opens when you click Change Image in the Media Library section if you have other images you’ve uploaded previously or just the default image that comes with the theme.
Here you’ll notice where it gives you the type of image it should be and the dimensions of the image as well.
Once you have this information written and saved somewhere you will click on the tab on the Top Left of the box where It says ” Upload Files “ You will see a box you could click to upload a file from your computer and directly below you’ll notice a red box where it tells you, ” What Is The Maximum Size Allowed for Your Header Image “. You don’t want to exceed this because you will not be able to upload to your website. Don’t say I didn’t warn you!
Now lets get to the fun part and create a header image that reflects your company and/or products.. Here are two websites you need to open to get ready for creating your header image:
Lets start by going to Canva design tool and sign up for a free account and log in. Once logged in you can build your custom header by clicking on the red box on the top right of page as shown in image below that says, ” Use Custom Dimensions “.
After you’ve clicked on Use Custom Dimensions you will see a window that looks like this below where you can input your custom dimensions needed for you website header.
Input the values in each box and leave as pixels on the drop down menu to the right and now click on ” Design “.
Once on the design page you are going to see your blank template from where you will build your header. Checkout the image below:
Now go to Pixabay.com and find a free image you can download and use as you would like on your website. You need to think of your website theme and what its about or what product are you selling.
For this example I am building a website about entrepreneurship and how to information for online business owners so I will do a search in pixabay for ” Blueprint “. Click on image desired, select size you would like. Large size should be good to save Band Width on your website as well then click “ Download “.
Once on your computer you can upload to Canva to create a custom header. Now that you’ve uploaded your image to canva.com click on image uploaded and you will see it transfer over to your custom plain template.
To customize your text you will notice where you can change the Font, Size, Color and even add a link to the text too. Once you are satisfied with the text and everything looks good you are ready to download your header to your computer and upload to your website. Make sure you have given your image an appropriate name before downloading.
Now its time to show off your new custom header creation with the world.
We have just created a custom header for your website. I hope you understand it as it is explained here.
It is endless what you can create with these awesome free tools like Canva, Pixabay and many other tools available online. You can create custom dimension images for different social media applications with each having specific dimensions and layout. Here are just a few of the many I’ve created using Canva.
Let me know how it works out and if any questions. Please Share…Thank You!