How to use Photobucket to make a Guild banner/Blog Banner
www.photobucket.com now has all the tools you could need to make a Guild website banner / Blog Banner.. I’ve used it to make my Blog Banner with some of its basic and advanced tools.
So how to do one? – Im assuming you have basic Image editing experience.. Eg crop / Save/ ect.. you don’t need to know Gimp or Photoshop.. you just need a photobucket account.
I took a WOW screen dump of a Picture with an interesting background and cropped it to banner size.. ( if you arent sure what size you want right click on a banner you like the size of and look in the properties to see the dimensions)
Upload that Image from your screenshot folder into Photobucket –
Open the image and Select the Edit Tab above the image
Then select the crop function to select the area of the Picture you want as your banner.. Drag to size..
On the same Tab Select ‘Resize’ to change the dimensions to the banner size you want..
This is one I have done.
Then select Save – ( I always “Save a copy” incase I do something I don’t like.)
Now select the “Decorate Tab” and the Beta ” Borders” Icon to the right hand side above the image.
Select your border style – I Picked the Solid One.
The Border options floating bar should come up. Change the colours and thickness of the white and black to how you want. The corner radius is a nice little touch too.
This creates a nice little neat Banner like this.
Save a copy.
Now select the “Decorate” Tab, and Select “Text”
Type your text… /Select your font, and adjust the text box on the Image. Play around with the sizes and colours.
Tick the “Transparent” Box so you don’t get a ugly white background behind the text. and you can play with the coulour that shows up best on your image. Now Select apply and then Save a copy.. and you get something like this..
Save a copy…
– Basic – But effective… you then have several codes for putting on a website/blog/ forum ect ect… formatted for you for that image to add wherever you want…. there are also alot of other great features on there that you can play with to get differnt effects. Experiment, but remember to Save a copy.. so you have the orginal to use if you stuff up.
Some other examples of what you can do is my Blog banner for Pugnacious Priest, and also