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NaNo Banner!

I wanted to create a banner for Lady of the Snow to put in my signature line on the NaNo site. Initially I went to a website where you can make banners for free, but there were ads on it. I was in the middle of making it when hubby came home and asked what I was doing. Within five minutes he was on my computer, helping me put together one in Paint.Net (free program similar to Photoshop).

He pretty much put it together while I gave him input as to what image to use, the font, the colors, etc. It was done within a half hour. Hubby, being the great man that he is, said he was only there as technical support and that he doesn’t have an eye for the “artsy stuff” (which I think is a lie since I’ve seen some of the photos he’s taken and they’re definitely artsier than what I could do :P)

Anyway, I’m determined now to play around with that program so I can do it on my own next time.  I should’ve been able to do that on my own from the beginning since I had a few courses in college where we had to use Photoshop (and this program is pretty similar). But I was lost 😛 Although, some of what he was doing looked familiar; perhaps I ought to play with it a little before NaNo starts or else I’ll forget what I did learn tonight 😛

Here’s the finished result. I must say I’m beyond happy with it–it’s so much better than the one I was making!

NaNo banner for Lady of the Snow

Comments on: "NaNo Banner!" (5)

  1. LOL I took a microsoft office class and I still get lost in excel.

    What a cool hubby! Have fun playing with that. 🙂

  2. Lovely! When I get sucked into trailers or graphics, I tell myself these little things give me a little morale boost for my writing, so it’s not really a time suck. 🙂

    Good luck with Nano!

    • LOL, I tell myself the same thing! And it does help my morale too, so it’s worth it 🙂

      I still really want to post the trailer I made on here, but I’m hesitant….perhaps I should for a day or two.

  3. That’s a really beautiful banner. Very understated and elegant.

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