New image editing programs links added in left sidebar. Improve your images and potential customers will return to your online store.
Debbie makes it easier for you to design your image along with the grab box in How To Make A Link Party Button. These condensed instructions also include help with making a featured blogger button.
In How To Make A Sponsor Button Link, Debbie provides instructions using Photobucket to host your images. You should be able to use any gallery host where you are allowed to access your image links. She shows you how to copy and paste the html code. With simple editing you’ll make a clickable button that will take your visitors to wherever you want them to go.
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Heather A. Hudson teaches us how to create, save and upload-to-template a blog signature .gif, using Gimp (image editor), Photobucket (online gallery) and Blogger (blog host).
Heather’s tutorial at YouTube
Heather’s blog My Artistic Adventures
Free Gimp Download
Free Photobucket Account
Free Blogger Account
Angie Ouellette-Tower says that Oikology 101 has great instructions on how to make a blog button. Others can grab YOUR button too! Angie is my current featured crafter of the month. See her sunflower photograph pendant and link in the top right sidebar.
If you’re considering watermarking your images, read Kyle’s article on what to consider. At About.com, he discusses types of watermarking, and whether to even do it or not. He has written a lightly-detailed, easy to read article that can help you decide what is best for your pictures. Watermarking can help prevent theft, but depending on how you use your pics, it can also hurt your image(s).
How To Watermark Your Photos by Kyle Shurman
Rebecca guides you through watermarking with Photoshop.
Photoshop Tutorial: Adding A Watermark To Your Images by Rebeccca Baer