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How to make Custom Web Headers?

Aug 24, 2012, 10:10
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How to make Custom Web Headers?
Please can I be helped over this issue as follows :-

How is it possible to put a web header that is saved on my PC desktop into GIMP to start customising it?

The Web header I have is 279 pixels long. I would like this extending to 800 pixels. How is this done?

How do you add text and images to the web header? How do you alter the font and size of the text and images?

When finished adding text and images to the header, how do you then get the web header from GIMP to the Web Page?
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Aug 24, 2012, 15:05
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RE: How to make Custom Web Headers?
Sir,
thank you very much indeed for an authoritative reply.
Thank you.




(Aug 24, 2012 12:17)ofnuts Wrote:  Let's try to be accurate: a web page "header" can be either an image with text (but this is really an outmoded way, unless the text is really fancy) or an image without text that is used as a background for text that is generated with plain HTML (this makes changing the text a lot easier...)

How is it possible to put a web header that is saved on my PC desktop into GIMP to start customising it?

The "File/Open" menu.

The Web header I have is 279 pixels long. I would like this extending to 800 pixels. How is this done?

The "Image/Canvas size" menu. CLick on the chain link to open it and maje height/width independent, then set the width to 800 pixels. You will get a nice checkerboard pattern on the right, indicating "nothingness", that you'll have to fill with "something", so I expect more questions Smile

How do you add text and images to the web header?

For text, by adding a text "layer" with the text tool (Text").

For images, "File/Open as layers". This add the image as a new layer, that you can move around (Move), scale (Scale), crop (Crop).

How do you alter the font and size of the text and images?

In the general case, you can't, because you have to erase the previous text, but this also erases the background. If the background is simple (uniform color or pattern) it can be rebuilt. Else....

In Gimp (as in other advanced image editor) and image is a stack of "layers". As long as things are kept in separate layers they can be changed; merging layers is easy, but cannot be undone. Take the habit of saving your work as an XCF file (with Gimp 2.8, this is sort of mandatory for "Save") that keeps the layers and other useful things. Once finished, "Export" your image to the"web format" (PNG (better) or JPG) but keep the XCF (if you want to change the text again, for instance).

When finished adding text and images to the header, how do you then get the web header from GIMP to the Web Page?

Ask the tech support of the server hosting the page.
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