Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Digital DIY Wednesday Video Tutorial: How to Make a Blog Button

I have  had a few questions as to how to create a blog button since I posted the "How to Arrange Your Blog Buttons" post.  I thought a video tutorial would be perfect for this!
I'm using GIMP editing program, which I love.  It's completely free and does many of the same actions as Photoshop.  It is perfect for creating and editing backgrounds, and buttons for your blog.  I have used it to create almost everything you see on my blog from my banner and background, to all of the buttons on the site.
If you have a large enough screen you can watch the video below, or you can make it full screen by visiting it directly on YouTube HERE.
(Please ignore the loud flapping sound in the beginning of the video.  My Great Dane, Mango, decided that she needed to clear out her ears right next to the computer as I started recording!)


Hope this helps!  Enjoy creating!

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5 COMMENTS:

Jodi said... Best Blogger Tips

Great tutorial!

kluckingbear said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi! Visiting from the Blog to Blog Giveaway. Thanks!

starsunflowerstudio said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice tut! It's so good to see gimp tuts on the web. I'm collecting links for ones I discover along the way and yours will definitely be included.

Btw, your blog is sooo cuute! :)

Sally said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for the tutorial, I already have GIMP but got frustrated but you make it look so simple. I think I'm going to give it a try!

Maureen said... Best Blogger Tips

@Sally I was frustrated at first as well but just keep tinkering! It's so much fun. Let me know if you have any questions...I'll be happy to make any tutorials you need!

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