How To Create Banners Using Paint.

Banner magic.

Creating simple banners is easy. The best part about doing this is seeing your articles come to life. It is amazing what adding a few simple banners can do.

Watch, as if by magic, as your articles look better and more professional. So professional, in fact, that it get's noticed by your readers to the point where they start asking how you do it. Hence the reason for putting together this little tutorial.

How to easily create your own banners.

I started creating banners by trial and error which sometimes isn't a bad place to start. The only problem is that it takes longer than it would if someone could teach you to do it. By finding someone to teach you makes it much quicker and without the need for trial and error.

This is where I come in. By reading this and following the screen shots here you should be able to master how to create your own banners quickly and effectively.

So here goes.

What is paint ?

Paint is a basically a photo editing programme by Microsoft. If you don't have the programme you can download it by doing a Google search.

It allows you to make your own pictures, which, in turn, means that you can easily create the type of banner you need.

Are you sitting comfortably?

Then I'll begin.

  • Open up paint on your pc, laptop or tablet.
  • At the same time you can open word to edit your banner first.
  • View the video below in order to make your banner as you watch the video.

Screenshot 1
Screenshot 1 | Source
Screenshot 2
Screenshot 2 | Source
Paint screenshot
Paint screenshot | Source
Screenshot 3
Screenshot 3 | Source

Follow the video and pictures.

If you follow the video you will be able to make some great looking banners for your articles. Experiment if you have some spare time and save what you do on paint as jpeg files. That way they will always be with your pictures and will be easy to load up to the internet.

Have fun with what you create.

This article was inspired by one of my hub friends. Make sure you visit her pages as she writes really interesting articles. You never know you may see some professional looking banners there.

Sue Bailey is her name http://suebailey.hubpages.com/

Spread the word.

If you found this interesting make sure you spread the word. Share it here on hub pages, through social networking such as Facebook and Twitter. Even better why not pin it on Pinterest.

Have a great day.


Steve.

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prairieprincess 3 years ago from Canada

Thanks for this! I like creating my own banners through photo-editing services, but have never thought of using paint to do so. I will definitely do this, now that I know how. Great article: love your screenshots and the video.


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poshcoffeeco 3 years ago from Cambridgeshire Author

Thank you for sharing this prairieprincess. Let me know how you get on when you put some banners on your hubs.


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ytsenoh 3 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

Excellent share. Thank you.


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poshcoffeeco 3 years ago from Cambridgeshire Author

Thank you ytsenoh


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scoop 3 years ago

Great Hub. Enjoyed reading it.


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poshcoffeeco 3 years ago from Cambridgeshire Author

Scoop, thanks for the support.


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kashmir56 3 years ago from Massachusetts

Very interesting and useful information within this well written article. Well done !

Vote up and more !!! Sharing !


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poshcoffeeco 3 years ago from Cambridgeshire Author

Thanks for sharing this kashmir56.


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aparkhurst7 3 years ago from Wilkes Barre, PA West Hartford, CT

Wow. I never thought of doing this and I don't know why.


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poshcoffeeco 3 years ago from Cambridgeshire Author

Use banners and dividers you make yourself. Don't forget to pin them as well. Thanks for commenting aparkhurst7


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franksg384 3 years ago from Anderson, SC

Very cool! I will definitely be using this idea to remind people to VOTE if you enjoy this hub!


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Sue Bailey 3 years ago from South Yorkshire, UK

Marvellous Steve! Had a busy weekend but you will be seeing a banner at at hub near you very soon... And thanks for the publicity. Very much appreciated. Shared and voted up.


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Sue Bailey 3 years ago from South Yorkshire, UK

And pinned...


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poshcoffeeco 3 years ago from Cambridgeshire Author

Franksg384, thanks So much for commenting. I am pleased you found it useful.

Sue Bailey, you are very welcome. I look forward to your banners. Thanks for pinning and sharing. You are a star.


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Sue Bailey 3 years ago from South Yorkshire, UK

I have had a go with the banners on my last couple of articles Steve. I don't know if I've got it quite right. There seems to be a gap in the articles under the banners. Have a look and see what you think when you have time. Thanks


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poshcoffeeco 3 years ago from Cambridgeshire Author

Sue Bailey, make sure you put the dividers in a photo capsule on it's own. You may need to make it slightly thinner and try putting a photo border around it in edit.

Let me know if any probs and I'll do you some and email them to you.


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Sue Bailey 3 years ago from South Yorkshire, UK

Ok I'll try that next time. Thanks for your help you're a star.


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CraftytotheCore 3 years ago

Thank you so much for writing this Hub! I am not a techy person at all and nearly gave up after trying to figure out how to use paint. In fact, I downloaded a picasa for free after spending $80 or so on paintshop. I used it a few times and couldn't figure it out. I got it because the salesman told me it was the easiest program to use! LOL

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