One thing led to another…

I really loved my old header image. It fit perfectly with my logo and the theme of my blog; it was versatile, simple, and classy.

But Professor Bridges’ assignment to change our header absolutely killed me. My design skills are on par with a penguin, so trashing my current header and trying to mesh 2+ images from Google with Photoshop seemed like an absolute nightmare.

Luckily, after looking at some inspiration from Dribble and thinking about the theme of my blog, I created a new header. I didn’t mesh the two photos on top of each other — rather, I put them next to each other and had a transparent, colored square partially cover one of the photos. The hardest part of this assignment was finding the perfect photos because they are the base of the header. Everything else came naturally — the transparency and the motto I would put on after.

But the header wasn’t the only thing that was changed either. After uploading my new header, I realized my logo looked childish. It fit better with my previous header, but my new one looked more professional and sleek. When paired with this new header, my logo looked childish and unfitting.

So, I changed my logo at the top too. The font and size changed to match the text in the header. I guess this assignment really did benefit my blog — I was able to improve its overall look.

The skills I worked on for this assignment can definitely come in handy in the future when I want to create featured images for m future blog posts, and even social media. I sometimes use PhotoShop and InDesign at my current internship, but I use a given template so I’m not allowed to exercise my creativity all too much. I’m sure anyone can use simpler design software like Pixlr for the above mentioned as well.

El

5 Comments

  1. Elizabeth Fogarty
    February 15, 2017 @ 6:42 pm

    Wow, I really like your header! You definitely nailed the very professional and classy look. The images are fitting to your blog theme and I’m such an advocate for less is more. It’s simple and makes your blog look very professional. Nice job 🙂

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  2. Carly Rizza
    February 16, 2017 @ 12:19 am

    I don’t remember exactly what you’re old header looked like but I really enjoy the one you made! It’s super professional-looking and really creative! The pop of color in the corner is just enough to make the text stand out, but not be too overwhelming. It looks great with the theme of your blog, and you did an awesome job in making it!

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  3. Stephanie Pietrosh
    February 16, 2017 @ 3:26 am

    I really love how seamlessly your header blends into blog. It isn’t too busy and it brightens up your blog with a captivating color. Overall, I think your header gives your blog a fresh and inviting feel, which is important to keep people interested. Nice work!

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  4. Daniel yoo
    February 16, 2017 @ 3:27 am

    The new aesthetic of this whole blog is simply fantastic! and so is the header! It is very minimalistic and very chic I must say. The minimal muse of color and black and white photography really lends for a more professional feel to your blog, while not sacrificing aesthetics.

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  5. Olivia L
    February 16, 2017 @ 3:54 am

    I absolutely love your header and website! You definitely made a lot more improvements since the last time I visited. I love how you stick to the same color scheme and lay out when blogging. You provide a ton of useful information that is very intriguing to read. I also had issues with my header creation and thought I was never going to be able to complete it either. I am so happy yours came out so well!

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