You may have noticed that the site has changed quite drastically from last week. WordPress makes it insanely easy to change the theme of your website or blog which was very convenient since I needed to change mine for my header to work – almost!
Since I thought taking Photo Imaging in high school was going to super fun it actually turned out to come in handy for this. From having prior experience to Photoshop as well as GIMP in the past I decided to use GIMP for this project. If you’re familiar with Photoshop the translation is pretty easy and GIMP works just as efficiently for a fraction of the cost. Well, more than a fraction because its FREE! My rekindled knowledge of photo editing has allowed me to realize that I can put images together on my own and don’t need a graphic designer to do this for me.
I searched through images on Flickr and Google and ultimately found some images on google that interested me most. I selected one to use as the background of my header and another of a makeup brush vector to use to create a logo.
As you can see there is no logo on my header and that’s because I experienced some difficulty that I will be troubleshooting and working through.
I was really rusty using software like this so it took me an hour or so to get back into the groove. I came up with a cool logo that I thought would pair well with the header image I chose as well as look great on its on. Problems arose when I uploaded the image to WordPress – the image was expanded resulting with my logo being cut-off and/or off center. I tried changing the theme to see if that was the issue and even with the new theme the same thing happened. My file for the header matched the scale of what the theme required so I’m not quite sure what the problem is so I will have to try something else out.
So for the meantime I am just using the image I found without my logo which I think adds a nice touch to my site!
UPDATE: I wanted to add the image with the logo so you can see it!
Header image was taken by Sodanle Chea and borrowed from Flickr.com, the vector image used for the logo was borrowed from Pixabay.com.