Thanks to ALL of the kind folks on ArtFire who have so graciously critiqued both my shop banners as I try to "decorate" for Christmas in July! I really appreciate everyone who took the time to LOOK and see if I got them looking decent. Great, they're not. But then, I don't intend to use them forever--just for now. ALL are sized at 1000 x 200 pixels, so they can be used as a "backdrop" type of banner.
As promised, and as a way of saying thank you for giving me the most precious commodity we all have--some of your TIME, here are 14 backgrounds you can use to get your banner ready for the Christmas in July promotion.
To use these banners, just save them to your computer. To add text, you have several choices. You can usually add it with your photo editing program. Microsoft Paint will do the trick! Just make sure you click on the option that makes it transparent!
If your photo editing software refuses to cooperate, that's still okay--you can make this work. Here's how: Keep your photo editing software open, but also open up a word processing document. Create a text box. Type in your text, and when you've got it the way you like it, be sure you a)save it just in case, and b) make it transparent. Now, click on your text box, hit "Ctrl c" to copy the text; click the tab to return to your photo. Put your curser somewhere in the center of the banner and hit "Ctrl V" to paste in your text. Neat, huh? Now you can play around with the size and the location until you have it where you want it.
Enjoy with my thanks and gratitude! --Linda