Making a Web Page Header in GIMP
Posted August 18, 2011on:
Today we will discuss making a web page header in GIMP. You can easily use GIMP to create web page headers in different structures either simple or multi-layered. Let’s have a look on some simple steps involved in making web page header in GIMP:
- Select File and then New to create a new workbook. You will see a pop-up box appeared in front of you named Create a New Image. This will allow you entering settings which you like to add. Size of a typical header is between 700 and 900 pixels wide. And as far as height is concerned, it is 75-200 pixels. To set X and Y resolutions to 100 pixels per inch, click on plus sign icon so that it may reveal Advanced Options.
- You can color background of web page header by using Bucket Fill Tool. This option will be available in main toolbar and will help you filling entire background. To beautify the header, you can insert a picture or design either. If you want to insert a ready-made graphic, you can select File and Open as Layers to locate desired file. After selecting the image, click Open.
- Now it’s time to add text. For this, click on Text Tool in main toolbar. Click on web page header where you want to insert text and then type your content. All types of text settings will be appeared on toolbar which will help you choosing font size, font style and font color. Sometimes you may want to add a large title along with a smaller subtitle. For this, insert two text boxes so that each line can be customized separately.
- Now you will want to position all the elements. For doing this, you will use Move Tool which exists in main toolbar. Select Windows and then Dockable Dialogs and then Layers to view Layers dialog. Select thumbnail of a layer which you want to move in Layers window. Now click on image and use keyboard arrow keys to move text or images making sure that Move Tool is selected.
- After doing all this, you will save your work using picture file extension which will be supported by your web page such as .png or .jpg. You can also save file by using GIMP workbook extension .xcf so that you can edit your file in future if needed.
This is a simple process of making a web page header in GIMP. Hopefully you will find it easy to follow.