graphics

Make your own hand lettered blog header: design tutorial in Photoshop

Make your own hand lettered blog header: design tutorial in Photoshop

Creating your own hand lettered blog header is a lot easier than it sounds. Plus, it's fun! There's something super rewarding in getting your hands dirty and creating your own blog graphics. There are a lot of hand lettering styles you can try to create your blog header. For this tutorial, I'll be working with the popular handwritten style, because I think it's a great personalized option for lifestyle blogs. Learn how to add black and white lettering, or even colorize your work to match your blog's color scheme!

8 Must-have blog graphics for your blog's visual branding

8 Must-have blog graphics for your blog's visual branding

Whether you're just starting a blog or you're looking to redesign your blog, it's important to have a few basic graphics and images in place. After you choose your perfect color palette that truly represents who you are, you're ready to move on to your graphic suite. In this post, I'll go over 8 must-have graphics for your blog: header, logo (yes, these are different!) favicon, a blog stamp, a title image template, a blog post signature, a unique sidebar about box, and sidebar buttons for featured posts.

How to choose your blog's color palette so it matches your personality

How to choose your blog's color palette so it matches your personality

Color palettes are extremely important for the visual branding of your blog or website. It can immediately convey the mood of your site as well as hint at your target audience. A color palette can set you apart or cause you to blend in.

In this post, I'll share tips on how to choose a color palette for your blog that matches your personality, and I'll explore the reasons behind my own blog-recolor choices!