Tuesday, January 26, 2010

I'll Take Blog Headers for $400, Please...

I was just sitting here staring lovingly at my new blog header. Thank you to those who noticed it without me shamelessly plugging it yesterday. And I was thinking how much I hate the way the title looks. I hate the canned fonts that I'm forced to use in Blogger. And the fact that it's hard to read the words because they cross over the shoes too much.

When it struck me,  

Sidewalk Chalk!

What if the title was written in sidewalk chalk? Just off to the left of the Chucks. Brilliant, right? It goes with the theme and everything. Sheesh, I am clever! I should be a blog designer!

Then I realized,

I have just risen to my own level of incompetence.

I have no idea how to do that except to go outside, write the title in sidewalk chalk, make the Little Ballerina dress up in the crazy ensemble she came downstairs wearing that morning, and take the picture AGAIN.

I could do that. LB might cooperate. The picture could come out looking just as good as the original. But, what are the chances?

Plus, I'm too lazy. I'm sure there are fancy Photoshop keystrokes that could do it in a matter of minutes.

Perhaps someone reading this might be able to tell me how to do this? Or maybe it's time to call for backup?

Yoohoo, PhotoShop Master....

8 comments:

Corey Schwartz said...

Sorry, you don't want me on the back up team. I have to ask my four year old how to use my GPS.

Grey Street Girl said...

Use something like Picnik or Photoshop to actually put the blog title on the picture itself. Then when you upload the picture to Blogger, select the option to hide the blog title because it will already be on your picture. Hope this helps!

Grey Street Girl said...

P.S. The blog header looks great!

Erin said...

this is why I am lucky to have a graphic designer as a husband! I am just as clueless as you!

Lisa and Laura said...

I LOVE the new header and love the idea of a sidewalk chalk title. I have absolutely no idea how to make it happen. I don't even have photoshop. But...our younger sister Stacey is a photoshop genius. Email us if you want her info!

Sharon Mayhew said...

I'm no help...I'd have to write it on the driveway and position the shoes...Sorry!

I will say you might be able to figure it out if you spend the night at a Holiday Inn Express...I hear they really help with all aspects of life. :)

BTW...Watch Twilight on Showtime and go see New Moon...I'd hate for you to be the only person who hasn't seen them. :)

Kathy Nemec-Lucas Photography said...

I could so totally do that! Send me the photo girl!!!

Kim said...

hehe...I love that most of us here are just as clueless as the next. Thank goodness for the PhotoShop Master! She's got something fabulous cooking. I'm so excited! Thanks, Kathy!