On this post, I want to share with you the most interesting free online and offline photo editing software to use for your blogging pictures. And how I use this editing programs to make my own banners.
I will use Jing from Techsmith (you can download “Screens on the fly” for free) to show you all the steps I take.
How to make this arrow on Pixlr-editor
You can use Pixabay.com to find appropriate pictures for your blog post. Be aware the picture you choose is free for commercial use, no attribution necessary. I found this picture with keys, I want to use it for a banner in the sidebar which will point to Jaaxy, worlds no#1 keyword research tool.
After I have downloaded this picture, then I hop over to Pixlr.com/express to add some special effects.
How to use MS paint
- pick a color
- paint one area into one color
- Select the area, and delete, then fill with the color
- You can replace text as well this way.
After I have made the area blue, I select the whole line and shift it down, I will get now a white line to add my text.
Now we go to Pixlr.com/editor again, to add the transparent logo of Jaaxy as a layer to this banner.
And here is the result of my banner. And I have to link it to my affiliate link of Jaaxy to my banner.
That done, I will copy the editor code and paste it into a text widget and place it in the sidebar of my website. Be sure you let any link, which leaves your website, will open in a target=”_blank”
<a href=”https://workathomefuture.com/Jaaxy” target=”_blank”><img class=”alignnone wp-image-6546 size-full” src=”https://workathomefuture.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/key-to-success-300.jpg” alt=”The Key to success” width=”300″ height=”200″ /></a>
With the tools of Jing, Pixlr, MS Paint and Pixabay, you can create umlimitted original pictures for your content.
- Go to MS paint
- Adjust the sheet
- Fill the color
- Add the text