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How To Create a Website Header Using a Brilliant Free Online Tool

Here’s a superb tool I wanted to make you aware of!

Photoshop (the professional standard graphics software) costs hundred of dollars. On the other hand this is super powerful and totally FREE!

In the video I show you how to use it to create a header for your website.

Please Click PLAY Below:

Did you enjoy this? If so, please LIKE and TWEET. Drop a comment below too – your thoughts are always welcome! :-) Cheers, Rob

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  • LEON

    Thank you Rob…very helpful and clear. Perfect for DIY bits n bobs! Good on ya.

  • Melvyn

    Thanks Rob again a clear and helpful video. Can bring out creative elements, given the time!

    • Rob

      Yes, quite possibly although perhaps not in me!

  • Thanks Rob, That was fantastic! I appreciate all the free tips you give out like this.

    Very well done demo, I’ll be saving that for future reference, I can’t believe it has that many capabilities AND it’s FREE, thanks again for the great tip, keep them coming.

    • Rob

      Hi Chad,

      I know, it’s really quite something for free! I have trialled Photoshop in the past but it’s massively overkill for the kind of work I want to do myself. The rest, I outsource like I said in the video.

      Cheers,

      Rob

  • Lo

    Hi Rob,

    Thanks for this tip. Very handy and neat graphics site.

    Regards

    Lo

    • Rob

      You’re welcome Lo, thank you for commenting!

  • Great tool there Rob. Wasn’t aware of it and liked your step by step tutorial on how to use it.

    • Rob

      Hi Nelio,

      Excellent, glad I could bring it to your attention :-)

      Cheers,

      Rob

  • Hi Rob,

    Thanks for this – what a great tool! I also can’t believe it’s free. Just a quick question, what do you use to make your videos?
    Thanks,

    Kate

    • Rob

      Hi Kate,

      Glad you enjoyed it. I shoot my videos with Camtasia.

      Kind regards,

      Rob.

  • Fred

    Nice one Rob. I’ve been aware of Pixlr for a while but didn’t know how to use it properly – now I do.

    Keep the tips coming.

    Best wishes,

    Fred

    • Rob

      That’s great Fred, it’s really a powerful tool and I only scratched the surface in the video. But glad it helped you get started :-)

      Rob

  • Thanks for the helpful tips. Good clear instruction. Nice video :)

    • Rob

      Thank you Greg, great to see you here on the blog.

      Cheers – Rob

  • PeterD

    Hi Rob

    As always, great value – and, again as always, presented with your own unique brand of humility and approachability. Super stuff, and very useful.

    • Rob

      Appreciate that Peter, really pleased you enjoyed it!

      Kind regards,

      Rob

  • Thanks Rob.

    Handy free tool to check our graphic capability. Will play with it.

    Thanks again

    • Rob

      That’s the best way to learn, just play around and you’ll get better and quicker.

      Thanks for your feedback Any.

      Rob

  • Thanks for that Rob.

    Looks like a useful tool, and it saves time searching for png images, or tools to convert jpegs to png.

    I’ll definitely use this, thanks again.

    • Rob

      Hi John,

      Yes, you can use GIMP to convert JPG to PNG as well but pixlr is definitely great too!

      Cheers, Rob

  • That is SO handy Rob…Thank you!

    • Rob

      Thanks Lesley, I appreciate your feedback :-)

      Rob

  • Hey Rob,
    I got on your list a couple of weeks ago and the stuff you send, like this post, is all quality little tips. So refreshing from the barrage of mail from other Internet marketers trying to push products on us. That trick using google mail filters was great too! Thanks for your information!

    • Rob

      Hi Mick,

      Welcome along to the blog, it’s great to see you here and thank you very much for your kind words. It’s what I try to do all the time and it’s always great to hear positive feedback.

      Cheers,

      Rob

  • I have known about this tool for a very long time as a matter of fact I was trying to use it yesterday (3-20) to make a banner for my header… so your tip was right on time!! Thanks!!!!

    • Rob

      Great Will – glad it proved timely for you :-)

      Rob

  • John

    This looks a really useful tool Rob. Thanks for making it interesting and doable.

    • Rob

      Thanks John, I thought doing the header would put the tool into a bit of context.

      Cheers -Rob

  • Thanks Rob.
    I’ve been using a couple of online graphics creating tools for quite some time including paint.net but this appears to have a simpler user interface and your video expliains it all very well.

    • Rob

      Hi Sean,

      Yes, I’ve used Paint.net as well (also GIMP). They are great tools but what I really like about this is that it’s online. If you save your work in Dropbox then you can use it from anywhere that has an internet connection :-)

      Cheers, Rob.

  • Hi Rob
    Just wanted to say thanks for telling me about pixlr.com, which I used today to design a business card. Quite a nice tool! I think I’ll be using it a lot in future. And thanks for taking the trouble for making your teaching video about it – a very professional video, in my opinion, and all the more impressive because you were not trying to sell me the product (its free after all). Blessings to you.

    • Rob

      FANTASTIC Robert – there’s nothing I like more than hearing stories of how people take action straight away and put new information into practice. I hope the cards bring you some new business going forward and thank you for commenting :-)

      Cheers, Rob.

  • Steve

    Great video rob,

    It would seem that you could do a lot with this tool and not just basic stuff.

    All in all a cool vid as these tools kind of lose me a little, but I would feel ok to use this one after your video,

    Cheers.

    • Rob

      Thanks Steve, good to hear from you here on the blog.

      Cheers, Rob

  • Hi Rob,

    Brilliant tool for graphics. Thank you for taking the time to share this with us.
    How this sort of tool can come free of charge is amazing.

    Thanks…John

    • Rob

      Agreed John, just goes to show how inexpensively you can run your online business now compared to a few years ago!

      Cheers,

      Rob

  • David

    Hi Rob
    A promise to myself is to create a web site during the Easter break. This is so useful to help get the whole thing off the ground.

    Thanks
    David

    • Rob

      Hi David,

      Brilliant and a good idea. You should easily be able to get one up during the long weekend :-)

      Cheers,

      Rob

  • ML

    Thank you Rob for an excellent video tutorial! I’m not very good with graphics but I can see how this tool can take me from the image in my mind’s eye to something I can send the graphics person. Another interesting information tidbit from you!

    • Rob

      You’re welcome – thanks for your feedback. Cheers, Rob

  • Anthony Marsden

    Hi Rob

    A very useful tool, thanks for telling me about it. I also bought that plugin by Suzanna Theresia. Thanks again

    Tony Marsden

  • Rob

    Hi Rob,
    Great teaching and clear directions-In my experience, you always give high quality advice in your videos and worthwhile shared information. Gain Higher Ground membership is worthwhile for those starting out in online business and marketing. Well done!

    Regards Rob Furner

  • Hi Rob,
    I am using the same theme, but had wondered how I could dress up the header a bit and at least put an image on the right end. Thanks a lot for showing how. You explained it so well in the video.
    Angus

    • Rob

      Hi Augusm,

      Great stuff, glad this video helped with the header stuff as well for you.

      Cheers,

      Rob

  • Rob, thanks a bunch for this information and you clear and concise directions (as usual). You always offer so much. I’m happy to be a member here.

    Can I also use Pixlr to remove the borders from images that are not in Pixlr Header, ex, an image I place on my blog and I want to remove the border?

    Thanks,

    Barbara

    • Rob

      Hi Barbara,

      Thank you for your kind words, very much appreciated :-)

      Yes, you can certainly remove borders with this tool. Probably best to crop the image or bucket fill the border with the background color.

      Cheers!

      Rob

  • Thank you for finding this great free tool and actually showing how easy it is to create a quick header with it too.
    I used Gimp in my early days but to be honest even though it was free it was as complicated to use as a trial I had with photo shop elements.

    I do use a great paid for grapic software called logo creator which I find easy enough for me but this what you have shown today can I am sure help me too.

    Cheers
    Rick

    • Rob

      Hi Rick,

      Ah yes, I’ve heard good things about Logo Creator. With that, fiverr and pixlr I think most of the graphics requirements can be cover nicely and inexpensively.

      Cheers,

      Rob

  • Renee

    Thanks Rob:

    I’ve used Gimp for a few simple graphic tasks like you show in your tutorial. I think I’ll be doing them in Pixlr from now on. Doing things in Gimp was quite the pain in the rear (pardon my phraseology).

    Many thanks

    • Rob

      Hi Renee,

      My thoughts exactly. I still use GIMP a little bit but although it’s a great tool I find it a bit more fiddly than Pixlr.

      Cheers! Rob

  • Hi Rob

    Thank you so much for the information on DIY tools. I will certainly use
    it in my business. I can always depend on you to learn something new.

    Voilet

    • Rob

      Hi Voilet,

      Always great to hear from you here on the blog and thanks for letting me know you found this useful!

      Cheers, Rob.

  • Richard Rodriquez

    Hi Rob
    Thank you so much for this information.

    It is a nifty little gadget.

    I think that it would be good for all sorts of things.

    One of them would be for creating a header and using it as a starting point or as a tenplate for submission to a site like Fiver or other outsource and get them to upgrade it for you and therefore have some one else’s view on the same topic who may be, in my case more creative than me.
    It must also be great for many other creative people artists and writers who sell their work and possibly ebooks to.
    So Once again thank you.

    You may recall that I had lost my previous website but I have recreated it on another site. It is still under a stategy review I will fill it soon with valuable content just as you do.

    • Rob

      Hi Richard,

      Thanks for your feedback and glad this helped! Well done on the progress and keep up the good work :-)

      Cheers,

      Rob

  • Ray Cowin

    Hello Rob,
    Sorry I could not see this video, but “Play” button did not appear on screen

    Ray

  • Andrea

    Thanks Rob, exactly the info I’ve been looking for!

    Cheers,
    Andrea

  • charles

    Great discovery Rob and thanks for enlightening us !!

    • Rob

      Thanks Charles, glad you enjoyed this :-)

      Kind regards,

      Rob

  • I enjoyed your tutorial — will try it out myself very soon. Thanks

  • Roy

    Very clear video. You took the time to explain it very well. Thanks a lot

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