Create Your Own Headers and Banners: Photo and Video Tutorial

Step by step guide - How to Create Personalized Headers

Hi there! I've had such a great response from Bling My Hub! that I wanted to offer a bit more of a detailed tutorial on how to create your own personalized headers. Personalized headers are basically images you create on Power Point and save as a picture. The idea is to have fun with this and get creative.

  1. You will need an image that you will want to include on your header. (this is optional - I prefer png files as opposed to jpeg for this project. They are easier to use for layering. Png files do not have the whole square behind it - just the image. The yellow flower on steps 3-5 is a png. Notice how there isn't a square behind it on any of the screens.) You can try Free Photo Websites for Blogs and Hubs if you need some links to search for photos. Or, why not take your own photos?
  2. After you have chosen and saved your pictures you will need to open Power Point or Keynote for MAC users.

Choose a template with a center header line.

I like to use a Header Template as my guide. The reason I do this is it helps me keep the size and space of a long rectangle in perspective. Headers need to be created as a rectangle NOT as a square.

  1. insert the image that you chose and adjust the size to fit within the header box
  2. Add your text.
  3. Play with the fonts, colors and letter size.
  4. You may want to consider filling in the header box with a background color or you can leave it "clear" white.

Once you have customized your header you need to save the slide as a photo image. Depending on the edition of your program the exact steps will vary. (Right now you are saving the WHOLE slide as an image)

  1. Save the slide as a jpeg photo.
  2. Go ahead and save your Power Point for future use as a template - then close it and get it out of the way.

Crop into a rectangle
Crop into a rectangle

Your new photo jpeg file should open in your default photo library. Your editing tools should have a crop option.

  1. Once you have opened it as a photo check your toolbar for the CROP option.
  2. Select the crop option and drag the edges into a long rectangle around your original image and crop it. You want to make it as tight as possible.
  3. Once you have cropped you need to save the image AGAIN. This is the image you will upload to your photo capsule.

For blogs you can usually just click the photo option, upload the image and type around it. For HubPages you will need to choose the PHOTO Capsule.

For HubPages

  1. Click to add a photo capsule
  2. Open the photo capsule
  3. Click the choose photo bar
  4. Find your photo file from your computer's photo files. Make sure you open the rectangle image you cropped earlier and not the slide.
  5. Make sure you chose the photo capsule to go all the way across instead of attached and next to a text box.
  6. Arrange the photo box with your new header image above the text box you are featuring.
  7. VOILA! Admire your work :)

Sample #1 - you can click to enlarge

How I made this header - I inserted my olive, I added my text, I changed the font color to green, I underlined the text and I cropped into a rectangle.
How I made this header - I inserted my olive, I added my text, I changed the font color to green, I underlined the text and I cropped into a rectangle.

Sample #2 - you can click to enlarge

How I made this header; I added 1 png flower, I underlined my text, I filled in the text box with blue - I cropped into a rectangle
How I made this header; I added 1 png flower, I underlined my text, I filled in the text box with blue - I cropped into a rectangle

Sample #3 - you can click to enlarge

This one is dedicated to my son. How I made it; inserted puzzle image from clker.com, centered the text, framed the outline box in black.
This one is dedicated to my son. How I made it; inserted puzzle image from clker.com, centered the text, framed the outline box in black. | Source

Did you know you can take your saved photo slides and make a video? You can use Power Point or Keynote to create your video slides!

Here is my tutorial on YouTube.

Here are a few dividers you may use. Just right click and save.

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HubPages Violations...

Be careful with your headers. They are still considered photos and you need to be careful with quality and wording. Here is a Learning Center link from HubPages for your review;

Moderation Help: Violation - Substandard, Purely Personal, or Watermarked/Pixelated Photos



© 2011 Marisa Hammond Olivares

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RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

Thanks so much! I've seen these headers and thought that I would check out the how to on them one day--you've done it for me! :) I'll have to go to work on this soon.

Up and bookmarked.


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missolive 5 years ago from Texas Author

RTalloni - glad to have provided the info. It's easy to get carried away, but it is also nice to have some options when it comes to our hub layouts and design. Thank you for the bookmark. :)

Regards, MissOlive / Marisa


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Peggy W 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

Another great tutorial by you. I have never used Powerpoint but will have to explore and see if I can come up with ideas such as your examples. Bookmarking this also for future reference. Voted up and useful!


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missolive 5 years ago from Texas Author

Thank you for the great compliment and for bookmarking. Power Point has some great options to explore. Thank you for the vote up too :)


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lobobrandon 5 years ago

Great hub didn't have time to read in detail. just breezed through it. Bookmarked for later reading. Voted up!! and useful


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Sunshine625 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

Superb and bookmarking! Nothing like a little bling to go along with my pimping! :))


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missolive 5 years ago from Texas Author

@lobobrandon - Thank you for the vote up and bookmark! I appreciate you stopping by - even if it was just breezin' by :)

@Sunshine625!!! Mama Sunshine! I want you to know I thought about you when I made these headers. My yellow flowers are dedicated to you. They spread joy and sunshine just like your hubs! Keep smilin' and blingin' !!! As for pimping? ssshhhhhhh lol :)


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Sunshine625 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

Awww MissOlive you are too sweet! Thank you!!! I love them!! I kinda let the p___pin outta the bag with my interview! Lol have a fab day and keep the bling comin'!!! :)


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lobobrandon 5 years ago

I read the complete thing and I must say thanks for the great idea. It is simple but I never thought abt it :-)

I liked this as well as your photo sites hub :-)


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Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States

Hi Miss Olive! Thanks again for sharing such great information. You are quickly becoming a "go-to" source! Hooray for you!!


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missolive 5 years ago from Texas Author

Dex - wow what a great compliment! I'm very glad you stopped by this morning. You made me VERY happy :)

HAGD


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anndavis25 5 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

Can't wait to try it....Thanks

Up and useful


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Jokylu 5 years ago from Waratah North, Victoria.

Absolutely brilliant, you are so clever and it is lovely that you are sharing your knowledge. Thankyou.


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randomcreative 5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

I knew that you could create banners with Power Point but hadn't come across any tutorials for it before. Thank you for the useful information!


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missolive 5 years ago from Texas Author

Jokylu and randomcreative - thank you for stopping by and sharing your comments. I'm glad you have found this hub to be useful.

MissOlive


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homesteadbound 5 years ago from Texas

You are making me really miss my power point. One of these days I will get it. My new computer did not come with it. Can't fit it into the budget right now.


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

Hi, really clever, and they look great! I will have to go and give it a try, thanks!


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missolive 5 years ago from Texas Author

homesteadbound - I hope you are able to get your software soon! The teacher/student version is a bit cheaper if that helps :)

Nell Rose - Thank you for stopping by - clever and creative makes for a fun combo. Glad you found this hub useful and worth trying. It just takes a bit of practice. :)


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anndavis25 5 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

Thank you Missolive


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missolive 5 years ago from Texas Author

anndavis no - Thank YOU! :)

Glad to see you stopped by again!


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Skylar Spring 5 years ago from New York

I love the headers! I definitely want to try this for a few of my hubs. They look great, just enough flash while still looking professional! Great job!


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missolive 5 years ago from Texas Author

Skylar - I'm glad you like the headers. It's pretty easy to do. I'm sure you will create great headers of your own - I'm looking forward to seeing them. :)

Continued best wishes, MissOlive


Mark Jason 5 years ago

Its easy to do but creating an eyecatching design which may attract the public is a fun.

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Joe Macho 5 years ago from Colorado

Surprisingly it's a really simple idea. I should have been doing this a while ago. Thanks for your creativity and for sharing the tip!


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missolive 5 years ago from Texas Author

It is incredibly easy! Glad you came by - hope you've been inspired.

Thanks for following! :)


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Sinea Pies 5 years ago from Northeastern United States

I've never been a PowerPoint user so this concept was new to me! I think I'll try it. I do make my own, sometimes, on Paint. Same concept. I made the dividers with the CommentLuv heart on my Get Followers-Tips for Bloggers hub using Paint.


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viryabo 5 years ago

Missolive thank you for an easy to follow guide on using PP for custom header images.

I use PP often myself and never cease to be amazed at its vast possibilities.

Thanks for sharing.

GodBless


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missolive 5 years ago from Texas Author

viryabo - There are so many programs out there. Power Point and Keynote offer a variety of creative options well beyond standard slideshows. I am happy to hear you found my instructions easy to follow. These headers are in fact very easy to make.

Thank you for your lovely comment and blessings


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sgbrown 5 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

Miss Olive, now when I wonder how to do something on HubPages, I automatically think of you! You are wonderful and so helpful. Thank you and keep them coming!


vvaleed 5 years ago

wow great informative hub missolive! i am following this hub just to tell others how useful this hub would be in future especially for designers..i shall definitely try this...thanks a lot missolive!!


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DeborahNeyens 5 years ago from Iowa

Miss Olive, your hubs are so helpful. Yet another one I'm bookmarking. Thanks!


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ThePracticalMommy 5 years ago from United States

I didn't know you could use Power Point to do this. How simple! Thanks for sharing! :)


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missolive 5 years ago from Texas Author

Glad to share - AND yes, they are SUPER easy to make - giving away my secrets ;)


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RecycleYourMedia 5 years ago from Newport Beach

I totally agree with ThePracticalMommy: I had no idea it could be that easy! If you have any other easy tips, feel free to share ;)

Thanks for your hubs missolive!


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MonetteforJack 5 years ago from Tuckerton, NJ

Missolive, thank you so much for sharing! I admire your creativity and artistry. Great work and great hubs all the time!


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adrienne2 5 years ago from Atlanta

Missolive your instructions and tutorial is excellent. Thank you so much for these directions. Voted up!


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Jerrico Usher 5 years ago from Bend, Oregon

VERY nicely done, great tutorial video!


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missolive 5 years ago from Texas Author

All of your comments make me very happy. These headers are very easy and all you need is Power Point or a similar program. Have fun creating :)


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lpanfil 5 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio

Interesting. I never thought of power point. This would be great for someone who didn't have adobe creative suite.


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missolive 5 years ago from Texas Author

lpanfil - thank you for reading and commenting. Power Point (or Keynote) comes in pretty handy when it comes to designing and formatting a hub or website.


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Millionaire Tips 5 years ago from USA

Thanks for the instructions Marisa. I like pretty hubs, and yours are the prettiest I've seen.


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SanneL 5 years ago from Sweden

Thanks again, missolive for a very tutorial hub!

Up, useful and bookmarked.


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

I love the idea of having a header for your hubs. I usually don't like using powerpoint (although my husband loves it) For me, I am more of an adobe photoshop person. I might have to think about making my own header there. Great idea and great detailed hub! :)


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missolive 5 years ago from Texas Author

bbg - I guess we all have our preferences. It's kind of like me with my mac. I have a gorgeous mac at school with all the bells and whistles. I love using it for hub stuff. I get home to my crummy acer laptop and grumble - lol

I need to play around with adobe again. I keep getting updates and e-mails from them. Great tools.

Either way these headers are super easy and can really help format and spruce up a hub. Thank you for reading and stopping by!


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missolive 5 years ago from Texas Author

Millionaire Tips - Thank you! 'I have pretty hubs' yay! You are so sweet! :)

Sannel - Very glad this is helpful and inspiring. Thank you for the votes and bookmarking. Give it a try - super easy!


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jakesully 5 years ago from tijuana, mexico

Thanks for the detailed instructions.


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Goonoo Munawwar 4 years ago from Triolet, Mauritius

Hi Missolive, you've explained everything in great details. Thanks for publishing this hub and I'm going to bookmark it for future use!

Thanks once again.


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missolive 4 years ago from Texas Author

jakesully - You are quite welcome

Goonoo - Glad to share - happy to hear you bookmarked

Thank you for the comments - they are greatly appreciated. :)


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jeyaramd 4 years ago from Mississauga, Ontario

Thank you this is so helpful. I am looking forward to the new year.


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barryrutherford 4 years ago from Queensland Australia

Hi missolive

I don't have a Mac or Photoshop & I don't want to buy either right now is there another way of doing this. Much appreciated...


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kimh039 4 years ago

you're so visually gifted and media talented:)


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jeyaramd 4 years ago from Mississauga, Ontario

Thanks so much for this detailed hub. You really are a creative talent. Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge on HP. Its not too often that we meet people who are so willing to share. Thanks again.


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tarajeyaram 4 years ago from Wonderland

Hi Missolive - there are great ideas. I will be sure to bookmark this and use them. You have great tips. voted up and useful.


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missolive 4 years ago from Texas Author

jeyaramd - Glad to share with you - Happy New Year!

barryrutherford - if you have Microsoft Office you can easily make these in PowerPoint and save as a jpeg

kimh039 - Thank you! I appreciate that :)

tarajeyaram - thank you, I appreciate the bookmark and votes.

Thanks to each and every one of you for reading and commenting. I really do love to share these neat & easy graphic tips.


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WD Curry 111 4 years ago from Space Coast

I have been a professional artist for thirty six years. I have taught vocational classes. Where were "Miss Olive's Tutorials", when I was looking everywhere for fresh, solid, engaging, and easy to comprehend curriculum?


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Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

This is great-bookmarking! Thanks so much.


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barryrutherford 4 years ago from Queensland Australia

Thanks for that. Now to learn powerpoint. appreciate that...


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jean2011 4 years ago from Canada

WOW missolive ! You have written another amazing hub. The steps are clearly written and easy to understand. Thank you for sharing. I have voted you hub awesome, useful, and up. I will bookmark.


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Rusticliving 4 years ago from California

Yippeeee *Doing Happy Dance* Gonna be playing with that one today! Thank you Miss Olive!

Blessings,

Lisa


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Marie-Renee 4 years ago

Thanks a lot MissOlive...this is actually one of my weaknesses...am not that good in making web designs including headers. you make it look so easy to follow. great hub and truly helpful. voted up.


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fayyasbabu 4 years ago

It's very nice of you to say so..


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Made 4 years ago from Finland

It's very easy to follow this hub. Thanks missolive. Powerpoint is great ... if you have it. Have a nice day! :)


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missolive 4 years ago from Texas Author

Made - Happy to know this hub is easy to follow - I'm a big fan of Power Point and Keynote. Thank you for reading.

fayyasbabu - thank you

Marie-Renee - Beautiful name! These are SUPER easy! If you can create and work with HP capsules and tools you can surely make a header - best wishes!

Rusticliving - Happy Dance! Yay!!

jean 2011 - you are so sweet - thank you for your lovely comments and votes.

Barryrutherford - YOU can do Power Point - this project is easy! Once you figure out your toolbar you will be awesome at this! Thank you for stopping by :)

Jackie Lynnley - Bookmarked yes! Thank you

WD Curry lll - That has to be one of the best compliments EVER - thank you!!! I am very happy you have stopped by to read. Happy to share


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snakeslane 4 years ago from Canada

This is great information missolive, presented so clearly. Thank you so much. I'm looking forward to reading your other hubs. Regards, snakeslane


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missolive 4 years ago from Texas Author

snakeslane - you are quite welcome. Glad you enjoyed it. Personalized headers are fun and easy to do.


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Marie-Renee 4 years ago

Thanks MissOlive, I finished a hub today and was able to put something I did based on what I learned here. I don't really know if that's the correct way to do it coz I wasn't able to put a link on it but well better than nothing. I still need to learn a lot but I guess that was a start and it feels really good to be able to tell you that. Thanks again.


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missolive 4 years ago from Texas Author

Marie-Renee, I went over to your hub. I think you did a very nice job with it. It is very clean and professional looking. I went ahead and sent you an e-mail through your HP contact. I sent you a couple of ideas and links with suggestions.

It does feel good to learn how to do something and apply it - doesn't it? I am really glad you shared this with me.

By the way, you could technically add a link to the bottom of a picture. Once you get into the photo capsule I usually write the phrase in the 'name the source' and then add the link in 'source url' I keep the caption blank. This way all you see is the highlighted (linked) wording. The problem with that is that it is a bit small, but it can be done. I kind of like the idea of the whole picture being linked, but then we would lose the 'click to enlarge' feature. Can't win them all.

Thank you for returning and commenting. I really appreciate it.


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Marie-Renee 4 years ago

Thanks again Marissa, did what you suggested and it works now...yes, it would be so nice to have a 'clickable' image but then we lose some, we win some...and so far what we have on HP has been working okay for us...

Thanks also for your email and suggestions. This is what I love about the HP community - they are so willing to help others, not only through their articles but by their willingness to share their expertise personally to people who asks for their help. Appreciate it much.


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GoodLady 4 years ago from Rome, Italy

Just fabulous!

I think your Hubs are just GREAT!

Thanks. Bookmarked and everything else.


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missolive 4 years ago from Texas Author

GoodLady - Thank you! I appreciate that! Happy Hubbing! :)


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Kristine Manley 4 years ago from Atlanta, GA

You are good! This is wonderful. Thank you for sharing.


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missolive 4 years ago from Texas Author

Kristine Manley - thank you! You made my day! yay :)


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

Very useful! Thank you! Am bookmarking!


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proudmamma 4 years ago

Missolive your hubs are so informative. I love it! I learn so much from reading your hubs. I always bookmark for quick reference. Thanks for sharing.


marellen 4 years ago

I'm going to give this a try right now. Seems easy enough because your instructions were great. Thanks for sharing this with us.


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missolive 4 years ago from Texas Author

Audrey Howitt - Thanks you Audrey! :)

proudmamma - What a great compliment! Thank you! Happy to share with you :)

marallen - It is very easy to make this. It just takes a bit of time to learn the toolbar in your respective Power Point or Keynote and you will be on your way.

Thanks everyone - I look forward to seeing what you design. :)


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

I have a feeling we're going to start seeing more Hubs using your techniques. I hope one of them is mine! Thanks. I've put this one in your folder.


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missolive 4 years ago from Texas Author

mary615 - I sure hope so. That would be awesome. I can't wait to see the designs you come up with. Thank you for reading, commenting and adding another one to 'my folder' :)


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Hunbbel Meer 4 years ago from Karachi, Pakistan.

Another great hub for your desk missolive. Useful, awesome and to the point. Thanks for sharing :)


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GinnyLee 4 years ago from Arlington, VA

On step 5, do you "save" or use "File-EXPORT"? I can't seem to see where else to save the cropped image?


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VioletSun 4 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

Thank you for sharing your expertise. Have saved this hub.

Voted up and beautiful! :)


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missolive 4 years ago from Texas Author

Hunbell Meer - I appreciate that, thank you!

GinnyLee - When I crop it automatically saves it. I use a MAC for this project. I imagine you could always try to save it or export it and have an extra copy. Any editing to an image is usually automatically saved.

VioletSun - Thank you, I appreciate your comment! Thanks for the votes and the bookmark.


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MoiraCrochets 4 years ago from Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines

This is way more more helpful than Bling my Hub. Thank you.


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missolive 4 years ago from Texas Author

MoireCrochets - you are welcome


iamaudraleigh 4 years ago

This tutorial is fantastic!!! Thank you for sharing!!!


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missolive 4 years ago from Texas Author

Iamaudraleigh - I'm glad you think so Audra. I appreciate you stopping by to read and comment. Thank you :)


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PegCole17 4 years ago from Dallas, Texas

Definitely one to bookmark and refer to later. You've done a great job explaining this. Thank you so much!


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina

Great hub with step by step directions and I loved the video which was a fun review of the steps.

Voted up across the board except for funny.


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K Nicole Smith 4 years ago from Huntsville, AL

Another great hub!! I have been stalking...oops I mean following your posts for a couple of months now and they are always so helpful and well written. Headed over to read about violations and free photos now!


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bmcoll3278 4 years ago from Longmont, Colorado

Thank you I never though is this but I will now. Cudos voted up


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missolive 4 years ago from Texas Author

PegCole17 - Thank you so much! I'm glad you liked this. I've enjoyed adding these items to my hubs.

Happyboomernurse - I'm glad the instructions and video helped. I appreciate the votes - thank you :)

K Nicole Smith - Stalking is fine. Just don't do anything freaky lol :) I'm glad to share these hubs and ideas with you. Continued best wishes on HubPages :)

bmcoll3278 - You are very welcome - thank you! I appreciate the votes :)


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Global-Chica 4 years ago from New York, NY

Your headers and dividers look fabulous! I never though about using them before but your instructions are so clear and tempting, that I want to try this out asap. Thanks for the tutorial!


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emilybee 4 years ago

Awesome headers! I'm trying these out later. I like how you noted how to do it on your mac- and that you love your mac :-) Totally helpful for me so I'll revert back and read up on this later!!!!


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urmilashukla23 4 years ago from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA

Amazing and informative hub. I am so excited to use these ideas to make my hub look pretty also. Thanks for sharing it. Voted up!


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Cyndi10 4 years ago from Georgia

This is a great and informative tutorial, as yours always are! You've given great ideas of how to break up the text with interesting visuals. I'm so glad you shared this, I missed it earlier.


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Lyn.Stewart 4 years ago from Auckland, New Zealand

Thank you for bringing my attention to this hub. Love that you put the instructions in a way everyone can follow easily.

I will definitely be giving this a go sometime soon.


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Mekenzie 4 years ago from Michigan

Miss Olive, I was just thinking about how to make original headings and then ... ta da ... I found your hub. I do have power point and I hadn't considered using it.

Thank you for sharing from your experience. Voted up and awesome!

Mekenzie


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Teresa Coppens 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Lovely hub Marissa. I will be using some of your ideas in the near future! Well laid out and so easy to follow your instructions. Bravo!


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Chin chin 4 years ago from Philippines

Aha! Now I know, I didn't know that I could do it that way. This is really a useful tutorial. Thanks, MissOlive.


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missolive 4 years ago from Texas Author

Wow! Thanks for all the great comments. These are easy to make and the crop tool helps you make narrow dividers as well. I truly appreciate all of you stopping by to read and comment.

By the way hubbers, sub-titles on your individual text boxes are still valuable tools for SEO and keywords. Keep that in mind when creating your dividers and headers. A divider line with text on top of it looks sharp. Just upload the photo and write the title in your photos title box. :)

Thanks again and Happy Hubbing!


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bmcoll3278 4 years ago from Longmont, Colorado

I use gimp to create the graphics 400x200 for the big one works well. But I got the idea from this hub I just don't have the programs you suggested LOL


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missolive 4 years ago from Texas Author

bmcoll3278 - gimp is another great tool. They are teaching the technology students at my middle school how to use gimp. I should have them teach me a few things. :)

There are several programs that these can be created on. Thanks for stopping by :)


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Melovy 4 years ago from UK

I am reporting in to say that tonight I have made my first personalised header following your instructions! I tried before and got nowhere with it, and tonight I accidentally opened PowerPoint and had a go, not expecting much. I haven’t yet got the hang of adding an image, but I am thrilled to have got the header! Now I have to go to finish the hub to go with the header! Back to work…

Thank you for this! Voted up.


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missolive 4 years ago from Texas Author

Melovy, three cheers for Yvonne! yay! I knew you could do this. Power Point toolbars can be frustrating at times, but once you get the hang of it it will all come together. I'm glad you've been able to create your own header. You have no idea how much this thrills me. I can't wait to see your hub...they are always so awesome! Thanks for the great comment too. :)


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sholland10 4 years ago from Southwest Missouri

This step-by-step hub has been so helpful! I am going to start playing in Power Point! As USUAL, thanks for all your help! You're the best! :-)

Votes and shares!


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missolive 4 years ago from Texas Author

sholland10 - Hi Susan! I'm so glad to hear this has helped you. Power Point is fun and has many more features than good ol' slideshows. I look forward to seeing your custom ideas. Thank you for stopping by to read and comment - love ya!


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Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK

This hub is excellent, very useful and I have given it a go in my hub today and am pleased with the result. Thanks so much.

Voted up and shared.


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missolive 4 years ago from Texas Author

Jools, thank you! Glad to hear everything worked out. It is amazing how a divider or header can spruce up a hub. Thank you for sharing, voting and reading.


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Fennelseed 4 years ago from Australia

I have always found hubpages quite limiting as far as constructing visually appealing articles - until I read your hub - oh boy, Missolive, I am having so much fun with headers and dividers and am looking forward to jazzing up my blog articles as well. Your step by step instructions are user friendly which is a big plus for me!! I look forward to reading more of your hubs, thank you so much!! Excellent hub, my votes and best wishes to you.


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Angelo52 4 years ago from Central Florida

Nice tutorial. I don't have any experience with Power Point although I'm pretty sure it's on my computer since I have Word and Excel. Thanks for sharing this cool idea. Voted up and shared.


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

Thanks for sharing this hub. Very informative. I´ll try to make my own personalized header. Excellent! Voted up and useful.


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Vellur 4 years ago from Dubai

Thanks for sharing, will definitely brighten my hub.


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Rosemay50 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

An excellent hub. Thank you for sharing these step by step instructions. I will be busy over the next week or two jazzing up some of my hubs.


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missolive 4 years ago from Texas Author

Fennelseed, it sure is nice to know we can break up the page with a splash of color. I enjoy formatting hubs and I'm thrilled you enjoyed this. I can't wait to see how you put these ideas into action. Thanks for reading, commenting and your votes - all the best to you.

Angelo52, If you have Word and Excel you most likely have Power Point. I do hope you've been able to play around with this idea. Thank you for voting and sharing - I appreciate it.

Thelma Alberts, Thank you so much! I'm glad you liked and voted for this hub. I look forward to seeing some of the headers you'll be creating.

Vellur, You are quite welcome - thank you! :)

Rosemary50, Thank you so very much. I'm glad I could help with a few ideas. Best wishes to you.


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Msmillar 4 years ago from Valley Springs

Beautiful work! Thank you so much for writing this hub!


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missolive 4 years ago from Texas Author

Msmillar, thank you so much!


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CarlySullens 4 years ago from St. Louis, Missouri

This is great! I love hubs that look great, with visuals and dividers. Thank you for the rich information to improve all our hubs!


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missolive 4 years ago from Texas Author

CarlySullens, Thank you! Glad to share what I've learned. Thanks so much for reading and commenting.


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ITcoach 4 years ago from United States

Missolive you have really great exposure to teach the topic in a simple way. Is this hub describing the Photoshop's topics or have its own one idea to create the headers and dividers?


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tjdavis 4 years ago from Moscow, Texas

Thanks for all the great instructions and how to's and also the links. So many things to learn lol


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missolive 4 years ago from Texas Author

ITcoach, Hi there. I'm using a mac and I create these in keynote and iPhoto. You can also create them in Power Point and Ohotoshop or most photo editors. Glad to see you stopped by.

tjdavis, you are very welcome. Lots to do and lots to learn and create. That is what makes it fun and interesting. Best wishes to you with all of your creations. Enjoy!


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tjdavis 4 years ago from Moscow, Texas

missolive..just wanted to say again..I can't wait to get started making my own headers for my hubs and blogs..


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missolive 4 years ago from Texas Author

tjdavis, glad to hear it. You are going to do great. :)


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missolive 4 years ago from Texas Author

tjdavis, glad to hear it. You are going to do great. :)


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mperrottet 4 years ago from Pennsauken, NJ

Thanks so much for this information. I'm going to try it out - it's a really nice touch to add to a hub. Voted up, useful and awesome!


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vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

I love your olive header! With your step-by-step instructions I think I might be able to handle this. Thanks so much!


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missolive 4 years ago from Texas Author

mperrottet, I am thrilled to hear you are going to try this. Once you figure out how to manipulate the toolbar you will do great. Thanks so much for reading, commenting and voting.

vespawoolf, I am very confident you can do this. Glad you liked the olive, hehe. It was nice seeing you, take care.


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA

I love this hub! So helpful. I'm going to have to save it to remind myself! You explained everything so well. Voted up and more!


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lemonkerdz 3 years ago from TRUJILLO, PERU

These headers look beautiful and certainly draw attention to your hub, i'm not supprised this has been a popular Hub. I would love to have a go at doing one for my next Hub. Thanks for the tips


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Deborah Brooks 3 years ago from Brownsville,TX

Thank you Ms. Olive.. I love this.. is it alright to copy some of these dividers ?

thank you

debbie


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lemonkerdz 3 years ago from TRUJILLO, PERU

Just come back to promote your Hub miss olive. I have been trying out some of these tips on my latest Hubs and have had some great feedback, so thanks for a great useful hub and an apropiate time to share it again.


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kenneth avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

Hi, missolive,

I LOVE . . .

Your writing; Your talent; This hub; Your teaching talent too

Voted up and away on this piece and I did borrow the Green Line Divider.

Thank you, sweet friend.


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Dolores Monet 16 months ago from East Coast, United States

I want to try this! I am bookmarking your hub so that I can go back. Will take some time because I am so incredibly slow at learning new techniques on the computer. But it looks so awesome! My poor, neglected blog needs something snazzy! (voted up and shared)

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