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.ย 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! ๐Ÿ™‚ Cheers, Rob


78 Responses to How To Create a Website Header Using a Brilliant Free Online Tool

  1. LEON March 21, 2013 at 9:55 am #

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

    • Rob March 21, 2013 at 3:52 pm #

      Thank you Leon, glad you enjoyed it ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Melvyn March 21, 2013 at 10:01 am #

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

    • Rob March 21, 2013 at 3:53 pm #

      Yes, quite possibly although perhaps not in me!

  3. Chad March 21, 2013 at 10:39 am #

    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 March 21, 2013 at 3:54 pm #

      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.



  4. Lo March 21, 2013 at 10:43 am #

    Hi Rob,

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



    • Rob March 21, 2013 at 3:54 pm #

      You’re welcome Lo, thank you for commenting!

  5. Nelio March 21, 2013 at 10:48 am #

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

    • Rob March 21, 2013 at 3:55 pm #

      Hi Nelio,

      Excellent, glad I could bring it to your attention ๐Ÿ™‚



  6. Kate March 21, 2013 at 11:06 am #

    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?


    • Rob March 21, 2013 at 3:55 pm #

      Hi Kate,

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

      Kind regards,


  7. Fred March 21, 2013 at 11:20 am #

    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,


    • Rob March 21, 2013 at 3:56 pm #

      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 ๐Ÿ™‚


  8. Greg March 21, 2013 at 11:22 am #

    Thanks for the helpful tips. Good clear instruction. Nice video ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Rob March 21, 2013 at 3:57 pm #

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

      Cheers – Rob

  9. PeterD March 21, 2013 at 11:46 am #

    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 March 21, 2013 at 3:57 pm #

      Appreciate that Peter, really pleased you enjoyed it!

      Kind regards,


  10. Any K March 21, 2013 at 12:39 pm #

    Thanks Rob.

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

    Thanks again

    • Rob March 21, 2013 at 3:58 pm #

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

      Thanks for your feedback Any.


  11. JohnTheJock March 21, 2013 at 1:34 pm #

    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 March 21, 2013 at 3:58 pm #

      Hi John,

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

      Cheers, Rob

  12. Lesley March 21, 2013 at 3:12 pm #

    That is SO handy Rob…Thank you!

    • Rob March 21, 2013 at 3:59 pm #

      Thanks Lesley, I appreciate your feedback ๐Ÿ™‚


  13. Mick March 21, 2013 at 6:57 pm #

    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 March 22, 2013 at 7:53 am #

      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.



  14. will March 21, 2013 at 7:48 pm #

    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 March 22, 2013 at 7:53 am #

      Great Will – glad it proved timely for you ๐Ÿ™‚


  15. John March 21, 2013 at 8:56 pm #

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

    • Rob March 22, 2013 at 7:54 am #

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

      Cheers -Rob

  16. Sean March 21, 2013 at 9:19 pm #

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

    • Rob March 22, 2013 at 7:55 am #

      Hi Sean,

      Yes, I’ve used 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

      Cheers, Rob.

  17. Robert Sinclaire March 21, 2013 at 10:14 pm #

    Hi Rob
    Just wanted to say thanks for telling me about, 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 March 22, 2013 at 7:57 am #

      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 ๐Ÿ™‚

      Cheers, Rob.

  18. Steve March 21, 2013 at 10:51 pm #

    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,


    • Rob March 22, 2013 at 7:57 am #

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

      Cheers, Rob

  19. John March 22, 2013 at 10:41 am #

    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.


    • Rob March 22, 2013 at 1:43 pm #

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



  20. David March 22, 2013 at 12:46 pm #

    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.


    • Rob March 22, 2013 at 1:43 pm #

      Hi David,

      Brilliant and a good idea. You should easily be able to get one up during the long weekend ๐Ÿ™‚



  21. ML March 22, 2013 at 12:58 pm #

    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 March 22, 2013 at 1:44 pm #

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

  22. Anthony Marsden March 22, 2013 at 1:30 pm #

    Hi Rob

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

    Tony Marsden

  23. Rob March 23, 2013 at 1:25 am #

    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

  24. Angusm March 23, 2013 at 1:44 pm #

    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.

    • Rob March 24, 2013 at 1:49 pm #

      Hi Augusm,

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



  25. Barbara March 23, 2013 at 3:50 pm #

    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?



    • Rob March 24, 2013 at 1:48 pm #

      Hi Barbara,

      Thank you for your kind words, very much appreciated ๐Ÿ™‚

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



  26. Rick Ellwood March 23, 2013 at 6:34 pm #

    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.


    • Rob March 24, 2013 at 1:47 pm #

      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.



  27. Renee March 24, 2013 at 1:59 am #

    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 March 24, 2013 at 1:45 pm #

      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

  28. Voilet March 24, 2013 at 4:09 am #

    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.


    • Rob March 24, 2013 at 1:43 pm #

      Hi Voilet,

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

      Cheers, Rob.

  29. Richard Rodriquez March 24, 2013 at 7:58 am #

    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 March 24, 2013 at 1:42 pm #

      Hi Richard,

      Thanks for your feedback and glad this helped! Well done on the progress and keep up the good work ๐Ÿ™‚



  30. Ray Cowin March 24, 2013 at 7:46 pm #

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


  31. Andrea March 24, 2013 at 9:11 pm #

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


    • Rob March 25, 2013 at 8:17 am #

      Thanks Andrea ๐Ÿ™‚

      Cheers, Rob

  32. charles April 2, 2013 at 2:55 pm #

    Great discovery Rob and thanks for enlightening us !!

    • Rob April 2, 2013 at 3:20 pm #

      Thanks Charles, glad you enjoyed this ๐Ÿ™‚

      Kind regards,


  33. Eddie Phillips February 20, 2014 at 3:10 am #

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

  34. Roy February 20, 2014 at 7:44 pm #

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

  35. Shekhar November 15, 2014 at 5:54 pm #

    Very informative Rob. Thank you for sharing.

    I am curious, can I simply use any image to make a banner for my website from the net? I am thinking of copyright issues with the images. Thanks

    • Rob November 17, 2014 at 4:24 pm #

      Hi Shekhar,

      Thanks for your comment and glad you found it useful ๐Ÿ™‚

      With images you must ensure that you have permission to use them. Many copyrighted images have hidden tracking so you can be found out if you are not complying. Easiest thing is to use a site like or for higher quality

      Kind regards,


  36. Peter Blight December 25, 2014 at 8:50 am #

    I’m designing a a new website and I’m not too aware with Photoshop, so this is a great way of getting those graphics looking good without that different coloured background for the ,jpgs
    Gonna be soooo useful
    Thanks a million

    • Rob December 27, 2014 at 9:30 am #

      Hi Peter,

      It’s a pleasure – thanks for letting me know this helped you!

      Cheers, Rob

  37. John FitzMaurice-Quirke March 30, 2015 at 10:36 pm #

    Hi Rob,

    I am astounded at how well you look after your clients. Yet again, you provide such incredible information to enable us to do what many of us thought was beyond us.

    You put time and effort in to provide clear and precise advice to enable others to follow in your steps and succeed.

    Many thanks


    • Rob March 31, 2015 at 7:14 am #

      Well that’s very kind of you to say so John, much appreciated and thanks for taking the time ๐Ÿ™‚

      Cheers, Rob

  38. Kevin September 9, 2015 at 3:44 pm #

    Hi Rob – thanks for this excellent tip. It just so happens that I have been wondering how to create a header for the blog I am working on….so your timing is perfect….

    I hope that all is well with you and yours…

    Kind regards


    • Rob September 9, 2015 at 3:51 pm #

      My pleasure Kevin. This blog post is aging a bit now but I still use pixlr in my business. In a way I can’t believe it’s still free!

      Good luck with the header ๐Ÿ™‚

      Cheers, Rob.

  39. John March 13, 2016 at 6:18 pm #

    Hi Rob,

    Ironically I have only just installed Photoshop by using the YouTube video, which is also free. Amazing, just goes to show.


  40. John March 15, 2016 at 11:07 am #

    Very useful and informative Rob. Certainly gives you confidence to improve your site and opens up many other possibilities.

    • Rob March 15, 2016 at 11:11 am #

      Great stuff John, thanks for taking the time to comment ๐Ÿ™‚

  41. Henriette and Kobus October 31, 2016 at 12:18 pm #

    Thanks Rob, another very useful – and free! – gimmick!

  42. nick November 28, 2017 at 6:45 am #

    When are you releasing the new Spy Bar for FireFox 57?

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