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How-to: Make a Shop Banner With Photoshop

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daniellexo

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Hi all! I thought I’d show you how I made the new EtsyLabs banner. I’m not a trained graphic artist by any means but I love making banners, avatars, and general photoshopping! So here’s the banner and the tips:

Here’s the final product:

1. Select Your Background

I suggest a pic that may be floating around your flickr account, scan some fabric or ribbons, or find something cool and free on the internet (but don’t steal! Make sure its for general use.)

2. Crop It Like You Mean It

Don’t worry about the size yet. Just crop it so you get a good image (as wide as possible). Crop is a tool found on the left vertical toolbar – it looks like a box.

3. Set The Width

It should be 760 pixels. On the top horizontal toolbar click Image->Image Size and set the width to 760 pixels and select “OK”.

4. Adjust the Height

Do this by adjusting the canvas size (Image -> Canvas Size ). The height should be 100 pixels. In the canvas size window you can adjust the anchor if you want the pic to be cropped from the top, bottom, center etc.

Here’s what we come up with so far:

5. Add Text

On the left toolbar you’ll see the letter T. Click it! Now click on a space in the pic where you want to add your shop name. Now type in your shop name. Highlight what you just typed. Now you can change the font, color and size (see those options at the top of the horizontal toolbar in photoshop). Play around until you get a good result.

Pro Tip: Download a fancy font! My favorite place to download free fonts is http://www.dafont.com/. Once you find something you like download it to your desktop and unzip it. Then go to the start menu -> Control Panel -> Fonts and then click “install font” and find that on your desktop. Do this before opening Photoshop.

6. Rasterize Your Text

At the top, click Layer < Rasterize. You’ve rasterized!

7. Add Dimension to Your Text

At the top again click Layer < Layer style. Play around! For this banner I chose to use a subtle “inner glow”. Spooky!!

8. Bump Up The Contrast

If you want certain objects to pop within your banner, try you can start with the Magic Wand tool. You can find it within your toolbar, on the left hand panel of Photoshop. Once you have selected it just click on the items in the picture you want to stand-out. Hold the shift key while clicking to select multiple items. Once you’ve selected all the items you want to pop, hover the mouse over any section of the picture and right click on the mouse. Now “Select Inverse”. This should select everything EXCEPT the items you want to glow. Therefore any effect you now use will only change the background and not these items.

So now since I want everything BUT the airplanes to look a little less bright I go to Image->Adjustments->Hue/Saturation. I decrease the saturation to make it a little duller. Feel free to play around in this section though! See what other effects you can create.

9.  Save Your Work

Select File < Save As and save it as a JPG file. Save it somewhere that’s easy to find again, or better yet, create a folder on your computer desktop for your Shop’s graphics.

10. Upload!

Log into your Etsy account. On the left side under Shop Setup you’ll see Appearance. Click it! Now in the banner upload box find your new banner. Once you have all you have to do is click Save Changes at the bottom and you are golden!

  • bethmosier

    bethmosier says:

    This is very helpful. Gives me some confidence! Thanks.

    6 years ago

  • sewcranberry

    sewcranberry says:

    thank you, thank you! i had so much fun making a banner and even changed it a couple of times. your tutorial was very easy to follow. now i've got to get to work on an avatar....

    6 years ago

  • alkemystic88

    alkemystic88 says:

    100000000000000000000000 blessings to you!!!!

    6 years ago

  • Sweetz

    Sweetz says:

    Thanx so so so much!!! It took me like 15 min with your instructions and I'm so happy with my new banner! :-)

    6 years ago

  • dreamtime1

    dreamtime1 says:

    just what i was looking for! can't wait to try it.

    6 years ago

  • maceys

    maceys says:

    So, what if you don't have Photoshop? lol Maybe I should make the investment, eh?

    6 years ago

  • NorthernChancer

    NorthernChancer says:

    Thanks, you make it easy!

    6 years ago

  • Nanna4Her2Angels

    Nanna4Her2Angels says:

    Get my banner code or design your own banner Thought I would share this banner to see if anyone likes this !

    6 years ago

  • Faerydog1969

    Faerydog1969 says:

    This is great advice BUT my version of Photoshop ( still a trial) wont let me save ANYTHING as a JPEG or other accepted Etsy file. I have tried to change this, but can't.

    6 years ago

  • makibeads

    makibeads says:

    Thank you, what great advice, easy to understand tutorial!

    6 years ago

  • daniellexo

    daniellexo says:

    Faerydog1969 - Try downloading one of these free programs: picasa gimp They will allow you to save as a jpg.

    6 years ago

  • FirenFusion

    FirenFusion says:

    Thanks Daniellexo! I just bought photoshop, so this was excellent timing. Kinda like having my own private lesson.

    6 years ago

  • Faerydog1969

    Faerydog1969 says:

    Thanks I have used gimp now which works just as well :)

    6 years ago

  • gmjj4

    gmjj4 says:

    Thanks for the tips. I have to get to work!

    6 years ago

  • ZooBaZu

    ZooBaZu says:

    Yeah! a BIG thanks from me too! Very easy to follow, now I gotta try it!

    6 years ago

  • AtelierChoCho

    AtelierChoCho says:

    This might be very helpful for Windows users. I'm a Mac girl. Will you help me???

    6 years ago

  • bubblybunksboutique

    bubblybunksboutique says:

    this is an excellent article. thanks!

    6 years ago

  • beadyize

    beadyize says:

    A really helpful article. Thank you!

    6 years ago

  • raef

    raef says:

    this was really really helpful! i was thinking i would have to hire someone to help me do this, but now i don't and it's going to be a lot of fun. i'm going to redo my avatar too! thank you!

    6 years ago

  • SoulPie

    SoulPie says:

    Hi. Your tips are super helpful! Though, I seem to be hitting some sort of glitch...yikes! No matter how small I make my pixels (width/height) the banner keeps getting cropped off & very fuzzy (the smaller I go.) I tryed 760x100 & many other small variations. Any help would be appreciated! Signed Feeling Croppy

    6 years ago

  • atelierdricka

    atelierdricka says:

    thanks...I'm new with Etsy, want to make a colorful banner. I too do not have photoshop, though may soon have Photoshop 6; meanwhile am using Faststone as my photo enhancer. I hope I can translate your instructions satisfactorily within that program...it is supposed to be equal to picasa. All this is a learning process...wonder when I will find time to list! dricka

    6 years ago

  • Pantibags

    Pantibags says:

    Your instructions on how to place a banner in my etsy shop was extremely helpful. Thank you!

    6 years ago

  • pbl321

    pbl321 says:

    Hope I can follow your directions..I have Picasa, so guess I'll start there..I really want my shop to look attractive !...but now it is pretty dull..(:(

    5 years ago

  • brdavis5057

    brdavis5057 says:

    Hi, I am new at Etsy, not really sure what I am doing. But I need a banner, can you help me, or do I do it myself? I have Picasa, and I want this to be kind of country but showey. Like some bluebonnets in the background because I am from Texas. But my main things are, albums,scrappy, jewelry. I need help. thanks BD

    5 years ago

  • strozzistawzeeh

    strozzistawzeeh says:

    Im new here too! But i guess i have a bit idea about photoshop or editing... I'd like to help. im not expert but i guess and least i can help a bit... Just contact me and we'll try to work it that together.... ^_^

    5 years ago

  • Vanessa Admin

    Vanessa says:

    This workshop is actually about physical banners, like for a craft fair. There are a couple tips here for you Shop Banners: http://www.etsy.com/storque/section/events/article/your-shop-101-in-the-virtual-labs-graphic-design-tips-and-tr/565/ And here's the Bannerator: http://team.etsy.com/bannerdisplay.php

    5 years ago

  • johnnymint

    johnnymint says:

    I too am having quite a bit of trouble adding a simple .jpg within the stated dimensions. It keeps coming out cropped, fuzzy or not at all. help!

    5 years ago

  • HippyStuff

    HippyStuff says:

    wish I had photoshop!!!

    5 years ago

  • HickoryTreeHouse

    HickoryTreeHouse says:

    Thanks for the article, very helpful and easy to follow.

    5 years ago

  • bouldnart

    bouldnart says:

    im having trouble as well do you have to click save before you see the image? i thought it would let me preview it in the little box first but it is showing up as a document and i definetly saved it as a jpeg and every other suggested setting.... help!!!!

    5 years ago

  • summerone

    summerone says:

    Thanks for doing this!! I found it super helpful. I'm a total noob and your instructions made it seem easier than I thought it would be. Thanks for the confidence boost!Awesome. cant wait to get in there and give it a shot!

    5 years ago

  • alittletouchoflace

    alittletouchoflace says:

    I too am getting a little box with nothing in it. I know how to create jpgs so that is not the problem - somebody please help. I even tried creating several different banners, but nothing shows up.

    5 years ago

  • jneale3

    jneale3 says:

    Well, I made a living as a web designer and I can't figure this out. There is no "Shop Setup" or "Appearance" showing up on any page. That makes it somewhat difficult to add a banner to my shop. Any suggestions?

    5 years ago

  • ModestEve

    ModestEve says:

    I couldn't find it either then I went to Help, and found lots of useful information. To get to the "Shop Setup" you have to click on "Your Etsy" along the top next to your name. Then click on "Public Profile" along the left side, and you should see it.

    5 years ago

  • anda Admin

    anda says:

    Jneale3, you will have register as a seller before you set up your shop. Try clicking the "sell" link at the top of the page to get started.

    5 years ago

  • BellaAntoniosMom

    BellaAntoniosMom says:

    This artical was great b/c I realized that I can buy a cool banner/avatar from one of the fellow etsy designers and hopefuly upload it into my shop....

    5 years ago

  • brokenperception

    brokenperception says:

    super helpful.

    5 years ago

  • jewelrybyreshell

    jewelrybyreshell says:

    Mahalo so much. It's everything I wanted to know and so much more. I plan to use your tips with a new shop I'm planning to open.

    5 years ago

  • inlikealion

    inlikealion says:

    Thank you so much! this made my shop set up so much easier and enjoyable! :)

    5 years ago

  • rikkicondon

    rikkicondon says:

    O this is great..still finetuning my shop. Thank you!

    5 years ago

  • VintageMafia

    VintageMafia says:

    I just re-did my banner thanks to your tutorial! thank you so much for the tips and step-by-step instructions!

    5 years ago

  • alteredworks

    alteredworks says:

    I can't thank you enough! After searching the web for hours and trying different sites I found you. My store will be up and running in no time. Etsy really is the place for sharing.

    5 years ago

  • rosietoad

    rosietoad says:

    I cant get my JPG banner to show up!! very frustrated. Its the correct size but it wont show up! I have followed directions exactly. Whats wrong?

    5 years ago

  • IrisInBloom

    IrisInBloom says:

    I lost my banner by doing something stupid. Can you help me??? Thanks, Brenda jherp@bellsouth.net www.IrisInBloom.etsy.com

    5 years ago

  • MCSDesigns

    MCSDesigns says:

    Thanks for the info it helped.

    5 years ago

  • feltgoods

    feltgoods says:

    Hi, I built my banner in powerpoint because I don't have photoshop. I was able to save it to my pictures but couldn't find how to save it as jpeg. I have picasa but the file won't move from my pictures to picasa and the banner won't upload to etsy the way it is. So, what do I do now? Thanks so much for your help!

    5 years ago

  • rmherbie

    rmherbie says:

    What if you don't have adobe?

    5 years ago

  • LinJi

    LinJi says:

    If you don't have adobe photoshop you should check out a couple of alternatives there is a.viary.com and www.gimp.org both are free alternatives and are very powerful tools. Aviary is in the beta stage and uses a web browser such as internet explorer or firefox to run the application where as gimp is a free and open source photoshop alternative that you download to your local computer. I recommend both highly. Hope this helps!

    5 years ago

  • missbrittsperfectfit

    missbrittsperfectfit says:

    My web guy put me on to Gimp and it's been great, very easy to do basic things and free, gotta love that!

    5 years ago

  • dancingbones

    dancingbones says:

    A quick note about fonts - dafont.com does host lots of awesome free fonts for download, but please be sure to read any text files that are there when you unzip them, as many of the free fonts specify copyright notices as "for personal use only" and would like a donation or payment when used for anything commercial. A shop banner does qualify as a commercial use.

    5 years ago

  • luvit1

    luvit1 says:

    Thank you....The dimensions were just what I was looking for. Saves a lot of time on back and forth.

    5 years ago

  • oliviarevel

    oliviarevel says:

    thanks...grazie mille

    5 years ago

  • kornkribprimitives

    kornkribprimitives says:

    Thank you for all the helpful information. God bless you for sharing.

    5 years ago

  • TheKreativeKanvas

    TheKreativeKanvas says:

    This is extremely helpful. Thank you so much!

    5 years ago

  • nomadneedles

    nomadneedles says:

    This is helpful but I've gotten stuck. I'm using Picasa - does anyone know how to add text over an image in this program? I see how to add a caption, but I'm wanting to the text on the banner as demonstrated here. Thanks so much for any advice!

    5 years ago

  • oliverhandmade

    oliverhandmade says:

    Hi! I am brand new to this. I am using Picnik to create my banner. No matter what I do to adjust the pixels, my picture gets all stretched out. What am I doing wrong?

    5 years ago

  • aubreypackham

    aubreypackham says:

    I'm having a problem. I'm pretty familiar with photoshop and did everything you said to do. My image is 760 x 100 pixels and the resolution is at 300 dpi. I then save my image as a .jpg file and I save it in my etsy account. Then, in the preview and on my site page, my image looks grainy. I don't know why, because the jpg image doesn't look grainy on my computer. Do I need to change from RGB to CMYK? I'm just not sure what I'm doing wrong.

    5 years ago

  • leagoldberg

    leagoldberg says:

    hi!total dunce at this but here goes-regarding the answer as to how to transfer your banner from file to etsy-i did all the things suggested above-but there is no 'shop set up'to click on the screen-i did follow the path toois it becaus i havent put my cc details in yet(still waiting for the bank to pull their finger out!)so as such,i am not able to truly open my shop-even tho i have done a bio...can you help please?

    5 years ago

  • FPDesigns

    FPDesigns says:

    My banner disappeared, I don't know why. I put into in for another one (hard to find the free ones) and that never came up either. I know the banner was up there for a while and now it's gone. What am I doing wrong? Could you please help me?

    5 years ago

  • amberellis

    amberellis says:

    Hi, I'm really new. I need help to set up. please

    5 years ago

  • HandyCandy

    HandyCandy says:

    i don't have photoshop

    5 years ago

  • portoj

    portoj says:

    I'm pretty sure you can download photoshop elements for free

    5 years ago

  • LCGifts

    LCGifts says:

    Will try banner after I process all this. Sounds and looks interesting. All seems helpful. More later. Thanks.

    5 years ago

  • KookooDoll123

    KookooDoll123 says:

    thank you very much for your help!

    5 years ago

  • NicoleHarrison

    NicoleHarrison says:

    I'm going to give this a try thank you so much!! :)

    5 years ago

  • TaviesDreams

    TaviesDreams says:

    Great instructions! I'm still wet behind the ears, as my grandmother would say, but a really great place that is free to make banners is called cooltext.com It's also a great resource for free fonts.

    5 years ago

  • mindsofwhaley

    mindsofwhaley says:

    a really good place to find free images is http://www.sxc.hu/ it is all stock photos.

    5 years ago

  • mtntop

    mtntop says:

    I hope I can find my way around in the "shop" and once I find out how to find edit...I think I would like to use my Gimp program for a logo...Anyone have a light? Thanks!

    5 years ago

  • becksu

    becksu says:

    Thanks I hope I can figure this out now. It took me a little while to finally find these instructions. Everyting is still so new to me

    5 years ago

  • wallpaper

    wallpaper says:

    AHHH! I can't figure why my banner comes up entirely black every time. I followed the cute tutorial I have a JPEG file it is the correct size what could I possibly be doing wrong? Anyone?

    5 years ago

  • ZandriaLand

    ZandriaLand says:

    I don't have photoshop or anything fancy, but this at least gave me a general idea of how to make a banner of the right size--so thanks. I couldn't find a way to put any text on it though... Oh well.

    5 years ago

  • BunnyInDisguise

    BunnyInDisguise says:

    I used the bannerator to make my banner, so it's definitely the right size etc., but I can't upload it. When I created it, I saved it as a jpeg (supposedly), but when I try to open it - it says it's a php file. How do I make it be a jpeg??

    5 years ago

  • harandaa

    harandaa says:

    Brilliant guide - bless you, you're a treasure.

    5 years ago

  • harandaa

    harandaa says:

    I have just realised that my comment appears to reply to Bunnyindisguise, but it was really only intended to express my warm feelings for the original how-to guide. Sorry!

    5 years ago

  • KittyKatoure

    KittyKatoure says:

    thank you!

    5 years ago

  • 2smooches

    2smooches says:

    I did it!!!! yippee! Thank you!!!

    5 years ago

  • rabbithorns

    rabbithorns says:

    i am so confused. once you drag a picture off the web, it's a jpeg. how do you put it into Photoshop to work on?

    5 years ago

  • nori2222

    nori2222 says:

    I'm looking forward to working with a group of creative people.

    5 years ago

  • designbyluecella

    designbyluecella says:

    YES!!(fist closed, elbow bent, quick movement to hips)

    5 years ago

  • Mmeandering

    Mmeandering says:

    This tutorial helped me so much. I was having so much trouble getting the size right and everything! thanks so much.

    5 years ago

  • RokGear

    RokGear says:

    Nice how-to. thought I would mention for those who might not have access to a photoshop type program there are several great free banner builders on google.com

    5 years ago

  • RokGear

    RokGear says:

    sorry for the double post. dont know why it di that = )

    5 years ago

  • bobbichukran

    bobbichukran says:

    Thanks! I've been trying to make a banner forever, and after reading your tutorial, was able to make a simple new one in about five minutes. Woohoo! bobbi c.

    5 years ago

  • laughinggoat

    laughinggoat says:

    Thanks, I need all the help that I can get

    5 years ago

  • marisolmarysol

    marisolmarysol says:

    You made this such an easy process....i wld have never figured it out had it not been for your tutorial!.THanks :)

    5 years ago

  • beadazzleher

    beadazzleher says:

    You're a godsend!

    5 years ago

  • treasuresinanattic
  • buellpottery

    buellpottery says:

    Thanks so much for sharing!

    5 years ago

  • fahrenheitglass

    fahrenheitglass says:

    If I can follow your directions anyone can!!!

    5 years ago

  • DoraArtDesignStudio

    DoraArtDesignStudio says:

    This was not as easy as it seemed. Took the better part of my day. The banner(background) loaded easy but the type never showed up! Couldn't get type to be the color black! Ugh! So I have a banner with no type on it. I will try again another day, yikes!

    5 years ago

  • factoryjunkie

    factoryjunkie says:

    wow! thank you for sharing! :O)

    5 years ago

  • MoodyBohemian

    MoodyBohemian says:

    Help Mac users! What did you end up doing to create a banner? I am not computer savvy, and don't wish to spend big amounts of time and money on a simple banner....what can we do? Any help MUCH appreciated!

    5 years ago

  • sungazer

    sungazer says:

    If you have Photoshop, here's how I did it (very easy!) (1) Make sure that Options and Tools are checked (under Windows in the menu bar). (2) Select the Crop tool from the Tool palette. It's the button that looks like two overlapping t-squares. (3) In the Options bar (should be at the top) type 760 px for width, and 100 px for height. (4) Now, when you click and drag to create the crop box in the image, it will be limited to that ratio. (5) So, click and drag. If you want to move the crop box, you can use the arrow keys. (6) Select Crop under Image in the menu bar. Okay, so that's cropping. Now on to adding text. (a) Select the Text tool from the Tool palette. (It's the button that looks like the letter T.) (b) In the Options bar, you can choose font, font size, and even color! (A cool thing to do is to use the eyedropper tool to pick a color directly from the picture. Choose the button that looks like an eyedropper from the Tools palette, select the part of the picture you want to color, and click!) (c) Place your cursor more or less where you'd like the text to go on the banner, and click. (d) Type your text. If you want to change the font, color, size, etc., highlight it now and use the Options bar to make the changes. When you're happy, move on to the next step. (e) If you want to move your text around so it looks better, choose the Move Tool from the Tools palette (it looks like an arrow with a cross next to it). Click on your text and drag it around! (f) Now, you need to make the text part of the main image. Go to the menu bar and choose Merge Layers from the Layers menu. NOTE: Do not do this until you're sure you're not going to want to change the lettering! (What Merge does is take all the bits - the picture, the text - and mash them up into one image. If you want to edit the parts separately, you have to do it before Merging.) (g) Save!

    5 years ago

  • MoodyBohemian

    MoodyBohemian says:

    thanks, Sungazer, I downloaded the free trial for PhotoShop and will give it a shot!

    5 years ago

  • MoodyBohemian

    MoodyBohemian says:

    I guess Adobe PhotoShop Lightroom 2 (the free trial) is quite different, I can't seem to locate the version used in this blog.....hmmm...

    5 years ago

  • sungazer

    sungazer says:

    My version's Adobe Photoshop CS 8.0, if that helps anyone. (It's rather old.)

    5 years ago

  • kathyhancock

    kathyhancock says:

    Trouble getting .jpg banner to upload onto Etsy site - not sure what I'm doing wrong or how to proceed. Created banner in MS Photoshop on my desktop computer and save first as .png file which also didn't upload; then saved as jpg file...still no luck. Can anyone tell me what I'm doing wrong? Thanks. Kathy

    5 years ago

  • bonjourpierre

    bonjourpierre says:

    This seems really helpful. I still don't have a real banner yet because I don't know how to do them. I'm going to give this a shot.

    5 years ago

  • sarasmith317

    sarasmith317 says:

    Thanks so much - these directions were great and I now have a custom banner! I couldn't have figured this out w/o your directions! :-)

    5 years ago

  • TopazosDesigns

    TopazosDesigns says:

    Okay, so the banner is made per instructions listed in the tutorial. Thanks for the clarity. It was a breeze for this non-computer saavy girl to follow. But the 'Shop Set Up'? Where on earth is that button? I've tried both >Your Etsy buttons on the top menu bars. Then

    5 years ago

  • GergaudJewelry

    GergaudJewelry says:

    Thank you! I love the font site and your instructions helped a lot.

    5 years ago

  • laurabrownart

    laurabrownart says:

    thank you thank you thank you! the step by step instructions were so helpful!

    5 years ago

  • gypsycab

    gypsycab says:

    thanks! i'll try to make a banner now... i mean i WILL make a banner now!

    5 years ago

  • TheVintageGypsies

    TheVintageGypsies says:

    Reading all your suggestions makes me feel like yes! I think I can...I think I can, I think I can...and then I remember oh yeah, I don't have photoshop...oh well let's try for photoshop elements and see what happens if not darn it....let's try with gimp!

    5 years ago

  • lala412

    lala412 says:

    I'm wishing I had used my website name as my etsy user name. Sigh. Would have looked better on my banner. But, at least I will have a cool looking banner thanks to this guide! :-)

    5 years ago

  • artbyamylee

    artbyamylee says:

    I made my banner at bannersketch.com. It was free and I'm really happy with it. Lots of good options out there.

    5 years ago

  • kariusdeparius

    kariusdeparius says:

    takk, Takk, TAKK!!! 1000 TAKK! Love from Normandy, France.

    5 years ago

  • expressionsbytrudy

    expressionsbytrudy says:

    thanks very much,,,,i can do this....

    5 years ago

  • cloverlaneuk

    cloverlaneuk says:

    Hi everyone. New to this and bowled over by the huge community I seem to have found here. Anyhow, I'm in the process of setting up my shop and need to know what is the best version of Photoshop to use for creating a banner under these instructions (free download if possible please). Many thanks.

    5 years ago

  • cloverlaneuk

    cloverlaneuk says:

    Hello again. I've used a prior contributor's suggestion and gone to bannersketch.com. Free and fab and EASY way to make your own customised banner. A bit of trial and error 'cos I'm a total novice but got there in the end and it's made me very happy to have achieved something new! If I can do it, anyone can.

    5 years ago

  • OneSweetLove

    OneSweetLove says:

    Thank you very much for the tips! It was very useful, I will get working on my Banner tonight once the little one goes to bed.

    5 years ago

  • gypsystoneware

    gypsystoneware says:

    cannot find "appearance" OR "shop setup" HELP

    5 years ago

  • styleagency

    styleagency says:

    On a MAC with Photoshop CS2, same things are there in older versions just in different locations. Banner size, 760x100=pixels/inches=10.556x1.389. If you have an image and want to select a portion of it for the banner, click the rectangle marquee tool (top left on tool box), choose-style (drop down menu), 'fixed size', enter width-760, height 100. The marquee will be that exact size, move the marquee where you want it. If you want to get rid of anything outside the selected area do an 'inverse', under Select, make a mistake, 'command Z'. Just for creating a beautiful image (and not fuzzy) in the beginning, begin your image creation at 300dpi, then when you save it for uploading to ETSY change it to 72dpi for a smaller size. At 300dpi your image will be huge but will look beautiful when you drop down the dpi size. Everything is 72dpi online. I'm beginning to create mine over the next few days.

    5 years ago

  • LazyBeadRanch

    LazyBeadRanch says:

    I am so happy! It was so easy following the "How-To" that made opening my store a breeze. Thanks for everything!

    5 years ago

  • watersedgejewelry

    watersedgejewelry says:

    You rock! Thanks so much!!!

    5 years ago

  • lucajenn

    lucajenn says:

    wow i thought that would be way harder, thanks!

    5 years ago

  • feathersinthewind

    feathersinthewind says:

    Great tip's!!Truely a blessing to find the answer. Now I can get my shop looking great. Thank you so very much. Time to play on it.

    5 years ago

  • 2for1

    2for1 says:

    receiving instructions on setting up shop and creating a banner seems inconsistent, some people can do it, and some are lost. I may be writing this to someone in outerspace!!!. All I want is to sell my "soon to be world famous sunvisers" , so here goes.

    5 years ago

  • kris57

    kris57 says:

    I made my banner in photoshop. Can some one check it out????? Oh I am so excited! I took a picture of a sari from my website and then cropped it. I added text in white and used the font I wanted. I moved it with the moving tool. I then resized it to 760 x 100 pixels and uploaded it. Experts please look at it nd let me know if I should change something. I wanted my logo in there but the sari I used is Purple and my logo is purple as you see by name so could not do that. besides I did not know how to insert the logo in the picture. Anyway, I am happy with my achievement so far.

    5 years ago

  • kris57

    kris57 says:

    BTW what is AVATAR?

    5 years ago

  • happyhound

    happyhound says:

    Thanks so much. With your easy instructions, I was able to make a banner in minutes!

    5 years ago

  • SarahBeeCreations

    SarahBeeCreations says:

    It was step 6 I was missing. Phew! Finally have a banner now. Almost ready to officially launch and SO excited!

    5 years ago

  • TishsStitches

    TishsStitches says:

    Can anyone help me??? I am working on my banner using GIMP. I am trying to do something that has not be discussed anywhere and this software is all new to me. If you are willing to help, please email me directly tishsstitches@myactv.net. Thanks!!!

    5 years ago

  • mosie26

    mosie26 says:

    So super helpful...thank you so much!

    5 years ago

  • Juzii

    Juzii says:

    I am ready to make a banner now. Thank you so much.

    5 years ago

  • yokotempie

    yokotempie says:

    Not very helpful to those of us who have Macs. Anyone have any suggestions for us?

    5 years ago

  • Meltingartist

    Meltingartist says:

    Hey .... I have a question.. Both my Banner and Profile picture were very bright and colourful, but when I uploaded them they were very... Black and pretty much negative of what they were meant to be. Do you know what i am doing wrong..

    5 years ago

  • artworksbycathyj

    artworksbycathyj says:

    My banner looks great. I love it. But I can't up load it. I believe that is must have something to do with rasterize. As soon as I add the text it changes from jpg to jpd? I use adobe photoshop elements but don't seem to have a rasterize button. Any suggestions?? thanks cathy

    5 years ago

  • applefacecreations

    applefacecreations says:

    Thank you sooooo much, being new in this world is so hard, I needed something like this! I already made a banner although i'll make a better one!

    5 years ago

  • pearlavenuestudios

    pearlavenuestudios says:

    This was the best info, from top to bottom, Maybe I can make something of myself NOW!!!! Greatly appreciated. Thanks.

    5 years ago

  • designsbyJess

    designsbyJess says:

    Ijust started this whole process.Thanks for the info.I hope i can decipher all the steps.I'm really new to this ciber world.I hope everyone will see my shop sometime soon. Thanks,Jess

    5 years ago

  • cathartic

    cathartic says:

    thank you so much!! This will make my banner making so much easier and fun!

    5 years ago

  • TheSugaredHorse

    TheSugaredHorse says:

    How do I unzip a file?

    5 years ago

  • Vanessa Admin

    Vanessa says:

    thesugaredhorse, if you double click, your computer should open it. some computers need an application call stuffit expander or BOMArchiveHelper (for Mac).

    5 years ago

  • TheSugaredHorse

    TheSugaredHorse says:

    Vanessa...thank you so much!

    5 years ago

  • EvelynMalik

    EvelynMalik says:

    Thank you!

    5 years ago

  • Vonni28

    Vonni28 says:

    Thank you so much for the info,it is very helpful,i can't wait to get started.

    5 years ago

  • mosie26

    mosie26 says:

    I am a rookie with photoshop...and I made my own banner! My boyfriend tried to step in and take over my project...and I had to stop him and say "no, I can do this by myself!" Horray! Thanks for the step-by-step directions on how to do this!

    5 years ago

  • RosesDesigns

    RosesDesigns says:

    Thanks.. going to give it a shot for something different. www.rosesdesigns.etsy.com "Exquisite Affordable Jewelry

    5 years ago

  • koodelah

    koodelah says:

    with the help of this article and the Youtube videos sent out by Etsy......I was able to create my very own banner. At 8 am today I had no idea how Photoshop worked....now I have a banner I am stoked about. I feel like my world has changed!

    5 years ago

  • annakay83

    annakay83 says:

    Thanks for the helpful info. I'm looking forward to getting started..

    5 years ago

  • BayouBunnies

    BayouBunnies says:

    I was all excited about setting up shop, making a banner, getting my craft out there and then, not being computer savvy, you lost me under "Tip Alert! Download a fancy font!" when you said "unzip it". It sounded kinda funny so I laughed but I still don't know what it means. If I can't unzip a font, how can I make a banner? Someone please help.

    5 years ago

  • tommiguard

    tommiguard says:

    Wow! I just made my first banner. Sooo fun!

    5 years ago

  • dianeschuller

    dianeschuller says:

    this didn't work for me at all. I have Photoshop Elements 4. When I try to change the image size it doesn't allow me to change the pixel size -- it only allows me to change it to inches, cm, points, picas, columns. I tried using points (760) but I end up with a tiny little portion of my cropped photo. Is there a place to go to find out how to do it using PSE4? Thanks.

    5 years ago

  • MonstrousIndustry

    MonstrousIndustry says:

    thanks so much! i'm setting up shop and this was very helpful, even using gimp.

    5 years ago

  • kfritzphotography

    kfritzphotography says:

    Thank you SO much! I had no idea how to do this and struggled figuring it out until I found this tutorial! :)

    5 years ago

  • EggsRUs

    EggsRUs says:

    WOW!! Thanks so much esp for the tips about where to download the fonts for free. Wish u the best!

    5 years ago

  • LunarMansion

    LunarMansion says:

    Thank you so very much! I love learning new skills like this...and the more tech savvy folks in my life always love it when I can solve my own problems! Thanks for sharing your wealth!

    5 years ago

  • AlyshaCoy

    AlyshaCoy says:

    you are glorious, thanks!

    5 years ago

  • mambojambo

    mambojambo says:

    Thankyou soooo much for taking the time to put this information here. I had no idea how this was done. Now, I can follow your step by step instructions here and try making my own. thanks again, Maria

    5 years ago

  • jewelrybylevi

    jewelrybylevi says:

    I did a logo in photoshop. I did a save as and then typed .jpg to save as jpeg for those who are having trouble with free trial saving as a format other than photoshop. Also, I had a fuzzy logo but no more free photoshop. Go to Accessories...Paint. You can resize there. First move your logo up to the top left using the tool. Then go to Attributes...then resize to the 760/100 pixels. You may need to adjust your image within the box. It worked!

    5 years ago

  • rhubarbcrumble

    rhubarbcrumble says:

    Oh, thank you so much for this! You demystified the scary process of banner-making in a very clear and easy way. Brilliant!

    5 years ago

  • ellieart

    ellieart says:

    This did nothing for me.

    5 years ago

  • katurahdesigns

    katurahdesigns says:

    Great details! Thanks for your help :)

    5 years ago

  • brilliantblossomz

    brilliantblossomz says:

    Thanks I needed the dimensions.

    5 years ago

  • NuNu

    NuNu says:

    what other software can be used? and any step by step instructions for those? i'm so excited to get started! thanks for taking the time to create this helpful tutorial.

    5 years ago

  • blackdachshundpotter

    blackdachshundpotter says:

    yes, any other software?

    5 years ago

  • ShadowoftheCross

    ShadowoftheCross says:

    I have Picassa, and a photo that I want to use for my background. I can't get Picassa to adjust my pixels to the size I want. Any help? Is Gimp better? I'm getting weary from chasing after downloads.

    5 years ago

  • beautifulliving

    beautifulliving says:

    Thanks, very informative and I can't wait to try it myself!

    5 years ago

  • CarolynPaints4U

    CarolynPaints4U says:

    I'm new and just asked for help via e-mail to etsy support about adding a banner. thought it would be easy with free offer within etsy but couldn't seem to get it uploaded. i want to buy a more colorful one in the future and again how to up load and save????????? Mickey

    5 years ago

  • jnjdesigns

    jnjdesigns says:

    Wow!! Just what I was looking for!! I will have a new banner tomorrow!! :) Thanks!!!!

    5 years ago

  • margotk

    margotk says:

    I 'm using gimp but can't figured out how to convert to a jpeg? Help!

    5 years ago

  • WildDesignStudio

    WildDesignStudio says:

    New and floundering! Made a temporary avatar OK on my iMac, but the cropping tool in iPhoto gives sizes in inches, not pixels.- There's a Custom choice, what numbers should be put in the boxes? IMac help please ??!!!

    5 years ago

  • WildDesignStudio

    WildDesignStudio says:

    that is, I'm trying to make a banner. Picasa is the same- I can't see where to type the 100 x 760 pixels Etsy requires.

    5 years ago

  • joliejola

    joliejola says:

    yeehaa...i did it thanks to some good coaching from pixel cafe!!

    5 years ago

  • Holidaydogtoys

    Holidaydogtoys says:

    If you don't have/cannot afford Photoshop, take a look at GIMP. Free download and it should have everything you need to make a banner.

    5 years ago

  • Cindimh

    Cindimh says:

    thank you SO much! you made this easy and fun. (i've discovered i love making banners now!) :) i even learned a few more things in PS. you're a star. thank you!

    5 years ago

  • JewleryDesignbyFaith

    JewleryDesignbyFaith says:

    Great article and VEY helpful!! Thank you, thank you:o)

    5 years ago

  • petdesigns

    petdesigns says:

    i dont have photo shop so thi is all greek to me

    5 years ago

  • sultanajewelry

    sultanajewelry says:

    This is so helpful--thank you! Ronda www.sultanajewelry.com

    5 years ago

  • lazydayzlucy

    lazydayzlucy says:

    My banner turned out great...not uploaded yet but you'll see!

    5 years ago

  • SewSharonSew

    SewSharonSew says:

    This really helped ! Thanks

    5 years ago

  • Katydidjewelry

    Katydidjewelry says:

    my husband does corelDraw / photoshop to do the avatar, but thanks for the info!

    5 years ago

  • MarjorieDade

    MarjorieDade says:

    OK. I must have an old Photoshop program or something....what is Rasterizing? Why do I want to do that? Your instructions sound easy, but I must be more computer-challenged than I thought. There are big gaps in my understanding. I will try again. But this is VERY time consuming when you are clueless! Oi! If you can add a few explanations to help clear up the fog, that would be SOOOO appreciated! (I think I need about 10 more steps -somewhere in the middle!!)

    5 years ago

  • stonesthrowstudio

    stonesthrowstudio says:

    I've had my banner made for 3 days...jpeg 760x100 pixels and tried numerous times to upload with no success.Is there any help out there?

    5 years ago

  • KristinsSilverStrand

    KristinsSilverStrand says:

    I can get lost in photoshop and not find my way out or the way back to where I started. It's a very advanced program and I only want to know the basics without getting bogged down in all the features it offers. It helps having two friends who use it regularly and well. Your information is clear and could help me focus on what I need to know for myself. Thanks!

    5 years ago

  • kellyzkreationz

    kellyzkreationz says:

    I'll have to give this a try.

    5 years ago

  • shopgoodgrace

    shopgoodgrace says:

    AWEsome!!! Thanks *SO* MUCH for sharing this!! :)

    5 years ago

  • chinaduck

    chinaduck says:

    tHIS IS GREAT ADVICE BUT I DON'T HAVE PHOTO SHOP. HOW CAN I ADJUST THE FONT AND ADD MY OWN PICTURE USING MICROSOFT

    5 years ago

  • CoodasCorner

    CoodasCorner says:

    Thanks for this tute. I dont have Photoshop either so I use Paint.net for my graphics. They say its almost the same as Photoshop just missing a few elements. I have used it for other things and its turning out great. getpaint.net is where you can get a free download for it. When you start to make a new project in there, it will ask for the dimensions.

    5 years ago

  • Googaboo

    Googaboo says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this. I absolutely loved it!

    5 years ago

  • autumntakesme

    autumntakesme says:

    thank you this is soo helpful!

    5 years ago

  • MissionGlass

    MissionGlass says:

    Trying to make my banner and avatar with picasa, but can't seem to change the pixels to the size needed for a banner or anything. Oh yes, I have a Mac. Help, help, I am baffled!, and I thought I was somewhat tech conscious.

    5 years ago

  • handittou

    handittou says:

    Great Tutorial - thanks! My banner won't save to the policy page or the bio pages though-only the shop announcement page. Any help you can offer would be very appreciated! Thanks!

    5 years ago

  • petalmetal

    petalmetal says:

    very helpful thanks!

    5 years ago

  • lavid

    lavid says:

    i didn't read through all of the comments, but i noticed many that have the same problem i do, no photoshop. is there any way to get this same kind of tutorial for us using picasa?

    5 years ago

  • JennyDarling

    JennyDarling says:

    Thank you! I had a banner but couldn't figure out the dimensions and whatnot. Thanks.

    5 years ago

  • baggaroos

    baggaroos says:

    This was a great tutorial. Made my banner in a few minutes. Pretty easy to do. Thanks so much for sharing this!

    5 years ago

  • Faithandsons

    Faithandsons says:

    I'm so new to all this. I'm feeling hopeful and very excited to get started!

    5 years ago

  • maximiliana

    maximiliana says:

    i just added my banner thanks to your step by step explanation, GRACIAS FROM THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC.

    5 years ago

  • zunebest

    zunebest says:

    "Can some one check it out????? Oh I am so excited! I took a picture of a sari from my website and then cropped it. I added text in white and used the font I wanted. I moved it with the moving tool" http://www.zuneconverter.net

    4 years ago

  • paperpansy

    paperpansy says:

    I have Photoshop 3.2 and I am not finding any tool bar on the left. The only way I see to add text is in a caption. Do I need to have a newer version? I also have Picasso but I am not very familiar with it. I haven't found anywhere to add text to a photo and the help section is not very helpful.

    4 years ago

  • zunebest

    zunebest says:

    "The marquee will be that exact size, move the marquee where you want it. http://www.vcao.net If you want to get rid of anything outside the selected area do an 'inverse', under Select, make a mistake, 'command Z'. Just for creating a beautiful image (and not fuzzy) in the beginning, begin your image creation at 300dpi, then when you save it for uploading to ETSY change it to 72dpi for a smaller size"

    4 years ago

  • kftld

    kftld says:

    Thanks, worked greata!!

    4 years ago

  • LILIBOWS

    LILIBOWS says:

    hI i'M HAVING THOUBLE IN CROPING AND ADJUSTING MY BANNER TO YOUR REQUIRED 760 X 100 PIXELS. WHEN I DO THIS IT CUTS THE IMAGE, I TRIED ZOOMING IN AND OUT THE PICTURE AND DID'T WORK, PLEASE ADVICE

    4 years ago

  • izziwizzi

    izziwizzi says:

    i have picassa and have just downloaded gimp. i tried following the instruction on both but get stuck straight away ttrying to do the sizing please help is it possible to make a banner for your online store using picassa or gimp?

    4 years ago

  • CheersForTeamSpirit

    CheersForTeamSpirit says:

    Wonderful directions! Thanks for the information.

    4 years ago

  • VABchGrl

    VABchGrl says:

    This made making the banner so much easier! Thanks for taking the time to write these directions.

    4 years ago

  • DebstarDesigns

    DebstarDesigns says:

    Just wondering why, when I try to upload my Banner, all I end up with is a blank box? My image is a jpeg, at 760x100 pixels. I have tried over and again, but without luck. Ive noticed through the forum that Im not the only one with this problem Can someone help ou?

    4 years ago

  • BoutiqueDeBandeaux

    BoutiqueDeBandeaux says:

    I don't think I would've been able to figure it out on my own. Thanks so much for this tutorial!

    4 years ago

  • Snugged

    Snugged says:

    Thanks for the help! Made mine in paint, took a bit of fiddling but worth the effort!

    4 years ago

  • Luvetsy77

    Luvetsy77 says:

    You Rock! Thank you so much for sharing :)

    4 years ago

  • lazydoll

    lazydoll says:

    thank you for this useful information.

    4 years ago

  • littlebitsandpieces

    littlebitsandpieces says:

    Thanks so much for this - just did my banner and it looks great.

    4 years ago

  • ChezColette

    ChezColette says:

    Today is my first day with Etsy and I'm still trying to set up my store. I don't have Photoshop and spent some time creating my "banner" that I assumed I could scan into the computer and then upload to the Etsy site. Well surprise, surprise..... Is there any way to make this work??

    4 years ago

  • AnnaBellasShop

    AnnaBellasShop says:

    I got very frustrated trying various programs and Bannerator (which didn't work). I finally tried Microsoft's Digital Image Starter Edition, which came on my computer but I had never used before. It worked great, pretty much like the Photoshop description above.

    4 years ago

  • kathcojewellery

    kathcojewellery says:

    Hi, I just joined Etsy and I'm in the process of setting up my store(.Well sort of )Has anyone set up banners etc.. using a mac and the I life programs? As I don't have photo shop & this is all so new to me. :) Kat

    4 years ago

  • artoncloth

    artoncloth says:

    Hi Every one I just uploaded my banner. I did this real quick usiong an on line photo editing progran called Picnik, I love it. it has grezt little photo editing add ons and Fonts to make a quick Banner while I make one in photoshop.

    4 years ago

  • CarolinePinesDesigns

    CarolinePinesDesigns says:

    Thank you So much!!

    4 years ago

  • TodoCecilia

    TodoCecilia says:

    Hi Danielle I know it sounds ancient but I don't have photoshop :( What's my best option of creating a banner without it?

    4 years ago

  • laurabordelon

    laurabordelon says:

    I did everything you said, but when i upload my file it shows up black. How can I fix this?

    4 years ago

  • charmecanaldesigns

    charmecanaldesigns says:

    I tried to download my own banner and it went black,. I hit remove, now I have no Banner. What do I do now? I have a Mac. I do not have photo shop . I use iphoto 2007. Where are the Etsy Admin people?

    4 years ago

  • betoncat

    betoncat says:

    Great tips! Thanks

    4 years ago

  • celiasplace

    celiasplace says:

    Keep meaning to thank you for this article. They were clear, concise, and easy to follow!

    4 years ago

  • FlashyFashions

    FlashyFashions says:

    Ahhh...banners are so fun! If you have Digital Image Pro, it works great, also!

    4 years ago

  • decadanceminis

    decadanceminis says:

    THank you so much for that!! That was really helpful :)

    4 years ago

  • SilverandEarth

    SilverandEarth says:

    Hi. I'm trying to create a banner. I have PowerPoint, Corel Draw as software. I also have some software that came with an HP scanner. I do not have Photoshop. Does anyone know if I can create a banner with any of the programs listed above? thanks !!

    4 years ago

  • BitOknitting

    BitOknitting says:

    Hope this helps a not to computer savy person,,but i'll try. thanks

    4 years ago

  • JoanOfArtCreations

    JoanOfArtCreations says:

    Thank you for the helpful guidelines. I can't decide what I want to make for my banner!

    4 years ago

  • jajewel

    jajewel says:

    Well I hope I can come up with something original and catchy and fitting to my creations - this is all so new and hi-tech and all. My "regular" job is at a computer Help Desk for my company but I am by no means a "geek"!! Thanks!

    4 years ago

  • mgranade

    mgranade says:

    Thanks for the tips!

    4 years ago

  • KereonLovely

    KereonLovely says:

    Wow. very informative

    4 years ago

  • StoneHillVintage

    StoneHillVintage says:

    How does one do this on an older mac without photoshop?

    4 years ago

  • WellDoneAccessorize

    WellDoneAccessorize says:

    thank you!! this article is very useful!

    4 years ago

  • sureynot

    sureynot says:

    Sweeet! Thank you for the great tutorial!

    4 years ago

  • msnannyj

    msnannyj says:

    I am trying to add a banner and am having a lot of trouble. I need help please. I also want to put my doxies picture on. jnanjoy@yahoo.com

    4 years ago

  • riveredgedesigns

    riveredgedesigns says:

    Your instructions were great, however I now have white bands on the top and bottom of my banner. How do I get rid of them. Thanks

    4 years ago

  • MimisCrochetDen

    MimisCrochetDen says:

    Hi, I'm new here and just downloaded Gimp for a banner. I used the 760 x 100 dimensions, and was able to produce it, but the dolls look stretched. What am I doing wrong? Does the original picture have to be a certain size to begin with? Thanks

    4 years ago

  • JeanJ

    JeanJ says:

    Can and Etsy Banner be changed? I had a Banner in place, the changed my design. I deleted the existing Banner just fine, I downloaded the new banner, but it won't let me upload it. Any suggestions?

    4 years ago

  • idari

    idari says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    4 years ago

  • suzonbaron

    suzonbaron says:

    Thank you!! tank you!! I'm very happy with my banner..

    4 years ago

  • joahbrown

    joahbrown says:

    i don't have adobe photo shop. how do you put the text on the banner? any help would be great

    4 years ago

  • BeauSophie

    BeauSophie says:

    Joah- you can use all kinds of image editing software to do that. You don't need anything fancy. If you go to www.cnet.com, search for a program called irfanview. It's a free program. Load your picture in there, draw a box on it with your cursor where you want your text to be, go to the edit tab and then down to insert text. :)

    4 years ago

  • esd2snap

    esd2snap says:

    changed my banner today! thanks for the tips... I plan on updating it monthly if not more!

    4 years ago

  • Lucci1020

    Lucci1020 says:

    Does anyone know how to make a banner for etsy using Word? I am a Mac user and have not been able to create one in Powerpoint or Excel. Thanks Kindly!

    4 years ago

  • imaginationnation

    imaginationnation says:

    Word is pretty much worthless for making banners or really anything that looks nice, haha. You can download a free trial version of Photoshop at adobe.com for free. I think it lasts for either 30 or 60 days.

    4 years ago

  • LavanderDreams

    LavanderDreams says:

    forget adobe photoshop and go on Picnik. its easier!!

    4 years ago

  • SASCrafts

    SASCrafts says:

    Thanks!

    4 years ago

  • 0juracoquet

    0juracoquet says:

    you explained everything so good. just need the photoshop now:P thanks anyway for really simple ''how to''

    4 years ago

  • sagepsycho

    sagepsycho says:

    well i don;t have photoshop, and it's completely out of the question for me to buy it right now (i can't even afford a housephone, don't judge), so would it be at all possible to get someone on here to maybe make one of these for me? i just opened my shop and i don't think im going to sell very well without at least a banner.

    4 years ago

  • ByLauraEllen

    ByLauraEllen says:

    Sad but true, i don't understand how to unzip the file... HELP!

    4 years ago

  • LGerardStudio

    LGerardStudio says:

    So I've got Adobe Photoshop Album Starter Edition 3.2 This seems like a really basic photo album and I don't know how to do much of anything with it. Do I need to upgrade?

    4 years ago

  • JuliasMyJewels

    JuliasMyJewels says:

    I hope you enjoy my items as much as I enjoy creating them. I praise God for the ability to do this. Please let me know if there is a specific color arrangement you would like. Thank You so much for visiting my shop. Please share it with other.

    4 years ago

  • gloriastebbins

    gloriastebbins says:

    Thank you. As you can see I need help!

    4 years ago

  • designerpens

    designerpens says:

    those are good instructions but the version of photoshop I found is 1k to register. *I* sure don't have a thousand dolllars

    4 years ago

  • BooksnButtonsGalore

    BooksnButtonsGalore says:

    Thanks for the tips! I took a picture of a piece of ribbon and a button on top of a sheer curtain. I used Paint Shop Pro to add the text. I'm happy with the result. I've used Paint Shop Pro for years to edit photos. I'm impressed with all the great banners on Etsy - but where else but Etsy can you find such creativity? I'm happy to be a new member. Marie

    4 years ago

  • CelebrateDiversity

    CelebrateDiversity says:

    Thanx so much for the truly helpful info!I am excitedly on my way to create my banner :)

    4 years ago

  • Maxinemn1629

    Maxinemn1629 says:

    I've been have a lot of trouble - I don't have Photo Shop or anything like it. Still struggling and getting weary!!

    4 years ago

  • LondonParticulars

    LondonParticulars says:

    Great tutorial, THANKS!

    4 years ago

  • DemarayDesigns

    DemarayDesigns says:

    Are the cropping and other tools only on flickr? If I don't have a photo there, how do I crop? Do I have to have something like photoshop? Thanks. I'm obviously new to this.

    4 years ago

  • SensoryFelteds

    SensoryFelteds says:

    it's amazing how I spent three hours working on my Mac making a banner from a wonderful forum on this...then, wouldn't you know it, everything was done right as far as I know, I go into appearances and click on my banner and blank. I give up....I have wasted so much time today - I should have been making things or just bought one from one of you experienced sellers/

    4 years ago

  • BlueRibbonJewelry

    BlueRibbonJewelry says:

    Hi, great instructions for a banner but I am stuck at installing the cool font I found. It's on my desktop but it won't install for some reason. Can anyone out there help me? Once I click on 'fonts' I click on install font and it tells me there are none found. Thanks!

    4 years ago

  • BlueRibbonJewelry

    BlueRibbonJewelry says:

    Hi, great instructions for making my banner. I downloaded a very cool font and put it on my desktop but I am stuck and hope someone out there can help me out. I click on fonts from my computer but when I click on install fonts it tells me there are no fonts to add. Thanks.

    4 years ago

  • Fabfemme

    Fabfemme says:

    Thank you for the banner help! I can't wait to get home and play around and make one for my shop!

    4 years ago

  • botanicalart

    botanicalart says:

    Hi BlueRibbonJewelry, Just add the cool font to the Fonts directory found by double clicking on Control Panel>Fonts. It should then show up in the font list. Hope this helps. I created my own banner and uploaded it, thanks to the banner instructions here. Really helpful, thanks. Check out my banner at botanicalart.etsy.com Have to now start working on my avatar.

    4 years ago

  • patdeverre

    patdeverre says:

    For the french frog who I am, It seems to be easy with your explanations. I have to try now. Thanks

    4 years ago

  • patdeverre

    patdeverre says:

    For the french frog who I am, It seems to be easy with your explanations. I have to try now. Thanks

    4 years ago

  • BlueRibbonJewelry

    BlueRibbonJewelry says:

    Thanks botanicalart, I'll try it. I checked out your banner and it is really nice.

    4 years ago

  • thethreelittlebirds

    thethreelittlebirds says:

    This worked so WELL for me! Thank you!!

    4 years ago

  • GoldieJL

    GoldieJL says:

    Thank you for telling me how to do this!

    4 years ago

  • brendabays

    brendabays says:

    Love the tutorial. I'll give it a shot

    4 years ago

  • brendabays

    brendabays says:

    Love the tutorial. I'll give it a shot

    4 years ago

  • Roniculous

    Roniculous says:

    when I select the "T" and click on my banner to type my title, I get a tiny green box and nothing else. Under my Layers menu it shows as a title but it's not showing in my banner. I'm frustrated! Can some one help me?

    4 years ago

  • Palaver

    Palaver says:

    Thank you. Am still in the process of setting up shop and the banner issue has been bugging me! Finally I have one thanks to your clear advice. I used Paintshop Pro 8 and after a bit of playing around I have something I am pleased with...for now. No doubt I will tweak around with it now I know how!

    4 years ago

  • lavendarblue

    lavendarblue says:

    For my banner and photos too i use Microsoft digital image maker, it came with my computer and is not that good but what I have. I am fine with the banner but looking around for another avatar. pat deverre i love your shop name!

    4 years ago

  • HancoxHomestead

    HancoxHomestead says:

    Thank you for the instructions I finally have a banner!

    4 years ago

  • SzetoBaby

    SzetoBaby says:

    I keep thinking about redoing my banner! Thanks for the tips!

    4 years ago

  • BerryPrim

    BerryPrim says:

    isn't photoshop expensive?? hubby said it is a $600 program! I cannot afford photoshop. :( any other ideas? I've tried paint and after hours of fiddling with it I'm about to call it quits on the banner thing! If there is another type of photoshop y'all speak of (that is free!) please let me know! Thank you for posting your help and ideas! -Sherri

    4 years ago

  • BeesAndThunder

    BeesAndThunder says:

    Thank you for the easy to follow instructions!

    4 years ago

  • SelfishKitty

    SelfishKitty says:

    @BerryPrim look into The Gimp. (gimp.org) it is a free alternative to photoshop.

    4 years ago

  • beesrcool

    beesrcool says:

    You're the bomb! Thanks for sharing!

    4 years ago

  • andreahalfpint

    andreahalfpint says:

    Can you make these without photoshop?

    4 years ago

  • theshadyartist

    theshadyartist says:

    you can always use gimp if you would like its free and its just about as good as photoshop just google gimp

    4 years ago

  • RavenandSwan

    RavenandSwan says:

    Hint: If you don't have Photoshop, don't waste money purchasing it. Try this free knock-off version: Paint.NET (you can find it at www.getpaint.net). Works great and worth every penny! ;)

    4 years ago

  • NaturesViews

    NaturesViews says:

    I have returned to these instructions time and time again. I even have it saved to my computer desktop. It is the clearest explanation I have ever found on how to create a banner. Thanks so much!!

    4 years ago

  • ReTreadThreads

    ReTreadThreads says:

    Great article, just what I needed to get me started, thanks a lot!

    4 years ago

  • crrenslow

    crrenslow says:

    That was wonderful help. Thanks!!!

    4 years ago

  • CollierLewisJewelry

    CollierLewisJewelry says:

    This is so great!! I can't wait to design my new banner.... THANK YOU!

    4 years ago

  • cathefner

    cathefner says:

    I'm totally confused!!!

    4 years ago

  • zunebest

    zunebest says:

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    4 years ago

  • KJLSDesigns

    KJLSDesigns says:

    I have designed a couple banners using picnik.com and I think they all look good. It is free and easy to use. What I am trying to figure out is if I can use multiple banners and have them alternate on my page... Does anyone know if this is possible?

    4 years ago

  • MadDesigns1989

    MadDesigns1989 says:

    For those of you who have Mac computers or anyone who doesn't have photoshop, crated mine on Picnik.com in about 20 minutes. It's really easy to use and FREE! Also, it lets you put the pixel size in that you need so there is no converting to inches. I relaly liked it for this purpose

    4 years ago

  • SimplerEmbroidery

    SimplerEmbroidery says:

    Very helpful. I was able to get my new banner up in no time. Thanks!

    4 years ago

  • NADINEmedinadesigns

    NADINEmedinadesigns says:

    I'm excited to spice up my existing banner! Thanks :-)

    4 years ago

  • emilyrln

    emilyrln says:

    Thanks very much for the tutorial! (I made mine in Illustrator, then opened it in photoshop as a raster and resaved). Question: do you know how a file of proper 760x100 dimensions can go from looking all bright and crisp on your own desktop to looking darker and fuzzy once uploaded? I've tried re-uploading, jpeg and png variations, and nothing makes a difference! Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated!

    4 years ago

  • Cinnamonsweeties

    Cinnamonsweeties says:

    Sounds good in theory but didn't work for me???

    4 years ago

  • KathyFlemingDesigns

    KathyFlemingDesigns says:

    Thank you!!!!!! I was clueless just a half hour ago and now I have a professional looking banner. I couldn't have done it without your help.

    4 years ago

  • TheSnowshoeLoft

    TheSnowshoeLoft says:

    Ahh I'm so happy you gave us the scoop! I'm going to play with mine tonight, thanks a kazillion!

    4 years ago

  • Sibylline

    Sibylline says:

    I do not have a photoshop program and so I had to work on it a bit in my FullShot program to be able to make it look good, but I finally got it! and I like it.

    4 years ago

  • AbigailPrints

    AbigailPrints says:

    Uploaded and nothing happened! Help! Will keep trying.

    4 years ago

  • LeCharisCrafts

    LeCharisCrafts says:

    This is really helpful! I was trying something else, but was having problems with the stretchy look of my text. I believe i will finally have a banner! (smile)

    4 years ago

  • topbanners

    topbanners says:

    good tutorial... This will be a big help for people!

    4 years ago

  • julssewcrazy

    julssewcrazy says:

    What program did you use? That is a good place to start. I don't have any photoshop.

    4 years ago

  • panbeh

    panbeh says:

    Thank you very helpful for me!! I need to have a nice banner for my shop

    4 years ago

  • ellibelli

    ellibelli says:

    Very helpful, but why should you rasterize the text? Makes no difference when saved as a jpeg as far as I can see?

    4 years ago

  • tikustitches

    tikustitches says:

    Thank you. I been a stucked at the banner for a while, now I can move on.

    4 years ago

  • Vintage50sEyewear

    Vintage50sEyewear says:

    very helpful. Thank you

    4 years ago

  • Bohemianchicjewelery

    Bohemianchicjewelery says:

    Excellent and very informative infomation..well done!

    4 years ago

  • joymaker

    joymaker says:

    hi, i have printmaster how do i make a banner on this, i went thro some of the photos they have but none had anything to do with jewerley, any help

    4 years ago

  • lynncobb

    lynncobb says:

    i just spent 20 min writing a comment about this posting and when i sent it, it didn't work, i got some sort of forbidden statement....their were no "curse" words in the comment..tho there could have been... the author assumes everyone has photo shop...i have i photo and can't make banners or load photos or resize them to fit etsy's requirements...such a total nightmare, NOT USER FRIENDLY

    4 years ago

  • CastOffs

    CastOffs says:

    Thank you so much!Mine is extremely simple but it's there. I intend to artsy it up a bit shortly, but for right now, I spent about 15 minutes and I have a banner. Now I have to get the bio/info done. Then I can post some products.

    4 years ago

  • JustScrapsNThings

    JustScrapsNThings says:

    Thanks so much. I don't have photoshop, but the instructions are still easy to follow. I've put a new one up, it still needs some work, but it is so much better than what I had!

    4 years ago

  • julessabjewelry

    julessabjewelry says:

    Thank you so much for sharing. One other tip. You can also do this in the paint program typically installed on most PC's as a default. My avatar to the left was completely made using paint and it was pretty easy to day. I'm by no means a graphic artist, but I think it came out pretty well.

    4 years ago

  • PearlShellJewelry

    PearlShellJewelry says:

    Thanks for the tips. I'm going to trrry and make up my own banner. No doubt I'll be contacting you again :-)

    4 years ago

  • exclusivebysojo

    exclusivebysojo says:

    thank you!!!! i need a banner ASAP so, thanks for your help! now i feel confident to make my own.

    4 years ago

  • jmesjewelry

    jmesjewelry says:

    thanks! is there a way to put more than one photo into a banner? i've been a member of etsy for about 3 years now and just looked at the seller handbook..looking forward to fancifying my shop

    4 years ago

  • pasin

    pasin says:

    Very helpful, thank you.

    4 years ago

  • ChiffonShake

    ChiffonShake says:

    Thank you! After floundering around trying to create a banner by myself, this was exactly what I needed to get the job done.

    4 years ago

  • creativebusybee

    creativebusybee says:

    Very helpful simple Instructions

    4 years ago

  • FancyThatCookies

    FancyThatCookies says:

    wow, have to try out!

    4 years ago

  • thetokicafe

    thetokicafe says:

    i love how simple and easy to follow these instructions are. thanks so much for sharing :) it will make a huge difference to my shop!

    4 years ago

  • talyagallery

    talyagallery says:

    Thank you for the information!

    4 years ago

  • EarthJewelAdornments

    EarthJewelAdornments says:

    Thanks! I'm gonna give it a shot! Wish me luck...

    4 years ago

  • FeatherFantasy

    FeatherFantasy says:

    I am new to Etsy. Thanks for the helpful information. I just followed your directions and created my banner!

    4 years ago

  • bellaflorbows

    bellaflorbows says:

    check this website out!! http://www.bannerfans.com/banner_maker.php

    4 years ago

  • AnneMonetByDesign

    AnneMonetByDesign says:

    I can't tell you how much I really appreciated your "how-to" information on making a banner. The step-by-step info was easy to follow. Thank you so much. Annie

    4 years ago

  • KamiStreet

    KamiStreet says:

    Everything looks and sounds so easy, but following her first step to download fonts was taking so long that I ended canceling after 5 minutes...

    4 years ago

  • ScrapbookingStuff

    ScrapbookingStuff says:

    thank you

    4 years ago

  • StellaRordan

    StellaRordan says:

    Thanks!!!

    4 years ago

  • moonsoceans

    moonsoceans says:

    Well what will that mean

    4 years ago

  • thirtykisses

    thirtykisses says:

    wow! thank you so much! i will try this tomorrow

    4 years ago

  • Juliery4u

    Juliery4u says:

    My banner is just generic looking. I don't have Photoshop so will have to experiment. Hoping for better camera for better pictures.

    4 years ago

  • RockChicJewellery

    RockChicJewellery says:

    Awesome! I just did this & love the results! Great fun! Thanks a lot for this tutorial!

    4 years ago

  • kajulee

    kajulee says:

    Thank you so much for this tutorial. Your instructions were so easy!! I don't know why I kept putting it off :o)

    4 years ago

  • EarthJewelAdornments

    EarthJewelAdornments says:

    thanks! i got my new banner.. took me a little while (didnt realize i needed to save it as a jpeg) but it was totally worth it. great tutorial!

    3 years ago

  • HouseofGryphon

    HouseofGryphon says:

    Can't wait to try out these tips!

    3 years ago

  • adorablysimple

    adorablysimple says:

    Help! I have a mac. I can't upload anything to etsy.......banner, pics, avatar.......I have had to do it all on my daughter's computer. When I try to upload from iphoto or Gimp, I get an error message saying photo is too big, or not the right file type (even though I am saving things in jpeg and also tried png), or contains no data. At first I thought it was a Gimp problem, but even photo not changed in Gimp won't upload. They are not too big according to iphoto, so I have no idea what the problem is. Any ideas??

    3 years ago

  • QessykDecor

    QessykDecor says:

    This was so helpful! Thank you very much!

    3 years ago

  • bananabamlyts

    bananabamlyts says:

    >:O theres no button for appearance now >:|

    3 years ago

  • thirdcoastjewelry

    thirdcoastjewelry says:

    Love it! I was considering paying someone to do it, but I just did my own in a few minutes. Thank you!

    3 years ago

  • bordellochic

    bordellochic says:

    Thanks for the advice. I have a Mac and had to install a Photoshop trial for Mac (free for 30 days, perfect to do the job in the meantime). I didn't like to work with Gimp and the other free sites. After I made the banner I couldn't save it in one of the three formats - problem of the Mac, however if you save it in the .pnd format on your desktop then click once on the photo, go to file and choose open with, normally a number of other photo editing programmes you have in your computer pop up and you might be able to save it in jpg. gif or the other format. It worked for me! Good luck designing your banner!

    3 years ago

  • LiliesWhite

    LiliesWhite says:

    Thanks for the help..hoping to get started real soon!

    3 years ago

  • tinybeehive

    tinybeehive says:

    super helpful, thank you!

    3 years ago

  • TreasuresByMawMaw

    TreasuresByMawMaw says:

    Thank you for the super help!

    3 years ago

  • CalliopeFinery

    CalliopeFinery says:

    I have followed your directions completely and when I try to upload it to my etsy sight, I get a message saying "There were some errors with your submission. The banner uploaded did not contain data." Can you tell me what I am missing? Thanks!

    3 years ago

  • ScarlettInk

    ScarlettInk says:

    CalliopeFinery, Me too! I created an avatar & a banner and they will not upload. I'm also receiving the "There were some errors with your submission" message. I used Adobe Image Ready. It's all I have... Can anyone help? Thanks in advance!

    3 years ago

  • crazyblueexpressions

    crazyblueexpressions says:

    Awesome! Thank you!!

    3 years ago

  • WhyNotArt

    WhyNotArt says:

    Thank you SO much. I find PowerPoint to be very overwhelming and didn't think I'd be able to do it but with your easy instructions and pictures, I did it!!! I LOVE my new banner. Thanks again.

    3 years ago

  • sassoula

    sassoula says:

    very helpful! thnx!

    3 years ago

  • KleinCollection

    KleinCollection says:

    I'm experiencing the same problem as CalliopeFinery and ScarlettInk...I love the banner I created, however, when I try to upload it I get the message "The banner uploaded did not contain data." I need help! Thanks!

    3 years ago

  • SharonsSilkTreasures

    SharonsSilkTreasures says:

    Thank you thank you.....I downloaded free trial of photoshop and followed your excellent instructions. I didn't think I was uploading the banner because the box was empty...then it dawned on me....save the profile from the bottom of the page. One question. I want to change the text....any ideas how I edit?

    3 years ago

  • TheStache

    TheStache says:

    Thank you SO much! I wasn't sure how to go about creating my own banner and this was incredibly helpful. Thanks for taking the time to help :)

    3 years ago

  • purpleslurpee

    purpleslurpee says:

    Sooo cool! Can't wait to make one!

    3 years ago

  • BlueSeaPaintShop

    BlueSeaPaintShop says:

    ok. i threw in the towel on this banner thing a while ago! i've been using a generic etsy banner on my shop. just came back to go over these instructions again... so funny, all this difficulty! well, here i go, gonna try agian... thanks for tips

    3 years ago

  • gottaspoilemgems

    gottaspoilemgems says:

    Thank you for posting this. I have been having a horrible time trying to figure out how to make a banner for my shop. Now I think I will be able to do it.

    3 years ago

  • lulabugsbows

    lulabugsbows says:

    This was great! I used Microsoft Picture It, but the general directions were perfect! Thank you for posting this!

    3 years ago

  • lcmollica

    lcmollica says:

    This was so helpful, thank you!

    3 years ago

  • lishi216

    lishi216 says:

    good,i like you

    3 years ago

  • Aegean43

    Aegean43 says:

    I have the "Gimp" program instead of Photoshop. I'm told it's similar. Gonna give this a shot with Gimp... OH, and THANK YOU for this! :-)

    3 years ago

  • heartideas

    heartideas says:

    I don't get it. How do you get the photo/picture to the site where you can crop it? This is all new to me and I feel a little lost. Thanks!

    3 years ago

  • sewingbymarylou

    sewingbymarylou says:

    Thanks so much for the info om a banner, Im sure I can di it!

    3 years ago

  • BeckLeeCottage

    BeckLeeCottage says:

    thanks really clear and concise instructions. love it

    3 years ago

  • SillyStuffies

    SillyStuffies says:

    So awesome! Just created it and uploaded it. You rock!

    3 years ago

  • YsmDesigns

    YsmDesigns says:

    Can someone help me with my banner? I removed my old banner, but when I tried uploading the new one, it doesn't show up. Now I don't have a banner. Help!!

    3 years ago

  • MikesWifesVintage2r

    MikesWifesVintage2r says:

    Off to have a go, thank you so much for sharing such helpful and well explained advice! I love how Etsyians are just so supportive and nurturing - Keep up the fantastic work.

    3 years ago

  • suzisnowflake531

    suzisnowflake531 says:

    Thank you so much! I was able to make my own banner thanks to you.. :)

    3 years ago

  • PinkHummerCreations

    PinkHummerCreations says:

    If you don't have Photoshop, you can do the same thing with Paint.net. This is a free, download from microsoft.

    3 years ago

  • BaileysBruins

    BaileysBruins says:

    Thanks for this how to! I was just wondering how to do that...so now to go take pictures today and get one made up!

    3 years ago

  • amazingbeadz

    amazingbeadz says:

    Thank you so much for the instructions. What goes wrong when I receive a return message indicating that the banner uploaded does not contain data?

    3 years ago

  • NoellesCreations

    NoellesCreations says:

    Thanks for this information.

    3 years ago

  • eBellaBoutique

    eBellaBoutique says:

    I use a mac and do not have photoshop. I found a great website to create my free banner. www.bannerfans.com. Check it out!

    3 years ago

  • wrappedNwarmth

    wrappedNwarmth says:

    Here is a website I have used before and its very easy. You can also save the banners you make. http://www.bannerfans.com/banner_maker.php Free site and easy. upload your own picture and you can center it on either side of the banner or in the middle.

    3 years ago

  • brushmarx

    brushmarx says:

    Also looking forward to reading this blog!

    3 years ago

  • feorge

    feorge says:

    great

    3 years ago

  • DblRainbow

    DblRainbow says:

    Thankyou I have to change mine now...your a gem!

    3 years ago

  • HarpoBarks

    HarpoBarks says:

    Thank you !! I can't wait to get to my own lap top to make my banner !!

    3 years ago

  • e5jewel

    e5jewel says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this information! Very easy to understand..what a blessing..thanks again! (now I need to try it!)

    3 years ago

  • rosiedale

    rosiedale says:

    THX a lot! this info realy helped!

    3 years ago

  • dedeloco

    dedeloco says:

    Hi Daniellexo :-) Thanks for the tips! Which font did you use (typewriter, but i think i didn't see a quite same one...). It's lovely. Many many thanks

    3 years ago

  • fancynwa

    fancynwa says:

    Thanks! I will try it.

    3 years ago

  • LittleMissCutey

    LittleMissCutey says:

    Interesting stuff, hope i get it right! Thanx will let you know.

    3 years ago

  • mjbecker96

    mjbecker96 says:

    Thanks for the insight. Every little bit helps!

    3 years ago

  • creationsbymiranda

    creationsbymiranda says:

    Thanks for the help but I don't see the 'Apperance' button anywhere!

    3 years ago

  • Anteeka

    Anteeka says:

    Thank you for this, i had no idea how to do this!

    3 years ago

  • CellSliders

    CellSliders says:

    Hi, Thanks for the tip, I also love Photoshop great help!

    3 years ago

  • FabShabbyRose

    FabShabbyRose says:

    Great Idea! I'll have to give it a try! Thank you!

    3 years ago

  • trixiesaysmiu

    trixiesaysmiu says:

    Great tips! Thanks!

    3 years ago

  • Ch7tina7

    Ch7tina7 says:

    Very Helpful. Thanks!

    3 years ago

  • Handmade4UVintage2

    Handmade4UVintage2 says:

    What if you don't have photo shop

    3 years ago

  • pescado42

    pescado42 says:

    Great help !! thanks

    3 years ago

  • houseofthreegraces

    houseofthreegraces says:

    That was a great tutorial. Thanks for posting it!

    3 years ago

  • crhansen78

    crhansen78 says:

    Thanks for the help! I used picnik.com and followed your instructions and it was so simple!

    3 years ago

  • Erbecky

    Erbecky says:

    Thanks for your help! All the other sites I have been on were difficult to use. Your steps were simple. I now have more confidence in banner making. Whoo! =)

    3 years ago

  • VictoiseC

    VictoiseC says:

    Well. Merde. I am going crazy. I have a brand new Macbook Pro and I can't find the darntootin' program to add three simple words, the name of my shop, to my banner. I cropped and created a fine banner from one of my own pictures but I want to add my shop name on there. Oh, I see someone asks What if you don't have photo shop. I will keep searching through these answers and hope my head doesn't fall off before midnight. Appleworks no longer exists. Or there's a new version or something. I wonder if it would be easiest to download Picasa which I used to work with on my Sony Vaio. Woe to us who are not computer experts. thanks for all the other help however!

    3 years ago

  • RareSpecimens

    RareSpecimens says:

    Awesome!! I just made my banner using your instructions, it worked the very first try, and I love love love my banner! Thank you so much. Etsy rocks.

    3 years ago

  • Fromhere2Daydreams

    Fromhere2Daydreams says:

    Very nice "How Too!" Thank you very much!

    3 years ago

  • bojocreations

    bojocreations says:

    Thanks for the step by step directions!! I would not have made a banner 2 months ago if I hadn't seen this post.

    3 years ago

  • NatureflectionsPhoto

    NatureflectionsPhoto says:

    Thanks for the clear directions and photoshop tips!! :)

    3 years ago

  • artzygirl7

    artzygirl7 says:

    Thank you so much for your step by step. Although, I don't have Photoshop, I was able to use the dimensions for the Banner on my program. That was a great help. Thanks also for the Font information. We can always use good fonts! I haven't been able to get set up yet, but am working towards that. Hopefully it will be soon. Maybe you can stop by and give me a suggestion or two? Here is my Etsy address: http://ArtzyGirl7.etsy.com (which actually isn't set up yet, as I am working on the Banner, so you can see my website: www.sculpturedlife.com And if you have any suggestions, you could email from the above website. I appreciate your input very much. Thanks again.

    3 years ago

  • NervousWardrobe

    NervousWardrobe says:

    Amazing, amazing, amazing.Thank you.

    3 years ago

  • siamcollection
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  • SweetlyScrappedArt

    SweetlyScrappedArt says:

    Thank you :) I have done this before and it's alot of fun. You get to create whatever you want!

    3 years ago

  • handbagsworkroom

    handbagsworkroom says:

    Thanks. I need a banner and avatars as you can see.

    3 years ago

  • Houseofintrospection

    Houseofintrospection says:

    Thanks for making that so simple. PS is intimidating the hell outta me! :)

    3 years ago

  • drewhilda

    drewhilda says:

    I just tried this tutorial using paint and it worked great for a simple banner (that's not adjusting colors of the pic or anything...)! thanks!

    3 years ago

  • TheNovelSage

    TheNovelSage says:

    Thank you so much for these tips! =D

    3 years ago

  • FlowersAndFotos

    FlowersAndFotos says:

    Do you design banners for other people?

    3 years ago

  • JOYJU

    JOYJU says:

    So happy to know there's assistance to help set-up shop. Any advice for those of us who do not have Photoshop?

    3 years ago

  • CatmonetDesigns

    CatmonetDesigns says:

    Thank you!1 I am just getting started and need every bit of help!! :)

    3 years ago

  • FunkyFernwood

    FunkyFernwood says:

    My banner uploaded OK but did not go to the top of the page. It just opened up in the same spot that the browse button is in...what did I do wrong? Please help...

    3 years ago

  • feltedwithewe

    feltedwithewe says:

    Good information, now wish me luck as I make my own.

    3 years ago

  • Vorbi1

    Vorbi1 says:

    I have had a shop on Esty but cannot figure out how to add a banner~ Can someone help with this? Thanks so much~

    3 years ago

  • nymphidesigns

    nymphidesigns says:

    Thanks so much for making it all so clear... I'm off to work!

    3 years ago

  • NIRASYS

    NIRASYS says:

    If anyone needs a banner & avatar , can see I can offer you Premade and Custom Etsy Shop Packages. Thanks

    3 years ago

  • AntikPink

    AntikPink says:

    Very helpful! I´m going to do it now. Thanks!

    3 years ago

  • chs72

    chs72 says:

    Yea, right.....ha ha, it's all Greek to me!

    3 years ago

  • tinybeehive

    tinybeehive says:

    marking

    3 years ago

  • lacascade

    lacascade says:

    I wish I had read this before I designed my banner. I did all the right things the wrong way, trial and error, heavy on the error. Your instructions are so clear.

    3 years ago

  • DejaBrenaes

    DejaBrenaes says:

    Im new to Etsy and would really like to make a banner. But I do not own any type of editing software and dont intend on downloading any because my computer is so messed up from downloading stuff it won't even allow it anymore. Is there anyway to make a banner with paint? And will it still look good? Xoxo DejaBrenae

    3 years ago

  • RosemarySThings

    RosemarySThings says:

    Good ideas! Can't wait to make one of my own.

    3 years ago

  • LeJoyau

    LeJoyau says:

    I'm in the process of setting up my shop and appreicate the tips and great ideas you've given for getting started...though I haven't tried it yet, I intend to.

    3 years ago

  • BonCreations

    BonCreations says:

    /Users/bonnie/Desktop/ETSY-PHOTO/Bon Creations-image.png

    3 years ago

  • StephieStephie

    StephieStephie says:

    I created mine using the paint program that is on almost all computers in a few mins. It does the job i want it to for now. If you want to take a look it's here... http://www.etsy.com/shop/StephieStephie?ref=seller_info

    3 years ago

  • AllUnwound

    AllUnwound says:

    Thanks for the article. I used the pixel info 720 x 100. I took a photo and edited it in PAINT. DejaBrenaes: You need to use the corner arrow to resize your photo and then use the Stretch and Skew to get to the right pixel size. That way it didn't distort my photo. Check out my very first banner and see if it meets your standards. HTH

    3 years ago

  • BellaDivaOriginals

    BellaDivaOriginals says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! After reading this article i was able to easily set up my banner for my new shop. Still working on the set up but please keep checking back as I will be adding lots of new items shortly. Bring out the Bella Diva in You! http://www.etsy.com/shop/belladivaoriginals

    3 years ago

  • EllaBleuBoutique

    EllaBleuBoutique says:

    This was very informative and at a level that made sense. Not a lot of tech talk to confuse the already confusing process. And when there was a tech term, it was explained. Thank you.

    3 years ago

  • renfenable

    renfenable says:

    Or you can simply find someone to make the entire set for you in about 2 days. Like me!

    3 years ago

  • DoubleBouquet

    DoubleBouquet says:

    Totally new to this- I logged onto my account but don't see "Shop Set up" on left......(Step 10 - Upload! Log into your etsy account. On the left side under Shop Setup you'll see "Appearance". Click it! ) Any advise?

    3 years ago

  • tubtoo

    tubtoo says:

    Very helpful tips, clear instructions. Thank you so much!

    3 years ago

  • MaritimeMama

    MaritimeMama says:

    What if you don't have Photoshop?

    3 years ago

  • CheerfulYellowBarn

    CheerfulYellowBarn says:

    I whish I had photoshop, but I have found a good affordable program Scrapbook factory Fun program and it edits photos quite well The one thing I cannot do is size the open project in pixels So do you know how many inches the 70 x 100 pixel photo should be? I also set the jpeg options as highest when I save Thanks

    3 years ago

  • lauralee1976

    lauralee1976 says:

    thank you!

    3 years ago

  • MariaMercedesHat

    MariaMercedesHat says:

    This helps!

    3 years ago

  • egialitaki

    egialitaki says:

    Thank you!! It really helps! :)

    3 years ago

  • Urdelights

    Urdelights says:

    I've only been an Etsy seller for really a month or two. I found my banner by doing a google search for 'free etsy banners 760x1000'. Tons of banners are out there just dying to be used. Also there is a free program called Gimp that allows you to work with banners, edit photos, etc. I used it to make my banner. It's a gem, truly.

    3 years ago

  • NiChaPoN

    NiChaPoN says:

    tHANKS FOR HELPING

    2 years ago

  • kellyroper

    kellyroper says:

    thanks, I'm just getting started and even though I know photoshop still a little overwhelmed by everything. very helpful and to the point.

    2 years ago

  • kellyroper

    kellyroper says:

    thanks, I'm just getting started and even though I know photoshop still a little overwhelmed by everything. very helpful and to the point.

    2 years ago

  • debsheavenlypillows

    debsheavenlypillows says:

    thank you for making this so easy. your instructions have been the first thing that has been easy since i started this adventure. very helpful i dont have photoshop but i used artweaver and it seems to have worked fine. thanks again from pc illiterate gramma lol

    2 years ago

  • MenehunePetCrafts

    MenehunePetCrafts says:

    I don't have photo shop, can I pay you to create one?

    2 years ago

  • ShopWithDiane

    ShopWithDiane says:

    Excellent information! I made my banner and it was easy! Thanks for your help.

    2 years ago

  • ChatterBoxArt

    ChatterBoxArt says:

    Thank you for your workshop. I was fortunate to have a good friend design my banner when I first started selling on Etsy. But, I have wanted to change it occasionally for seasons of the year or just to change my shop's looks. I wanted to do the next one(s) on my own. This is very helpful and I appreciate how you have added visual aids to your steps too. I can't wait to tell another friend who has desired to change hers. Your a great teacher! Thanks.

    2 years ago

  • ReneeYV

    ReneeYV says:

    Thanks for the tips! Very helpful :D

    2 years ago

  • artchicnj

    artchicnj says:

    I can't seem to upload my banner becuase i used paint. Any suggestions?

    2 years ago

  • asalwaysangela

    asalwaysangela says:

    I am soooooooo glad I had this saved in my favorites from over a year ago!! My shop banner was soooo outdated with a sample of something I haven't been selling for a year and a half! This is BY FAR the BEST tutorial I have ever come across on this subject. YOU ARE SUPERB!

    2 years ago

  • papiermachenthings

    papiermachenthings says:

    I'm trying to find a way to make a banner. I have a Macinotsh (pre-Intel-based). I don't have Photoshop. The banner template doesn' seem to let me change the text. All free banners I can find have to be right-clicked to be saved. But there is no "right-clicking" on Macs!

    2 years ago

  • Girlservant

    Girlservant says:

    good page though i couldn't install my fonts :( for some reason but glady my sister downloaded some way before.good ones too hehhee appreciate the page the information is still useful;p i was designing mine but i just got carried away and put flowers and ribbons on it.just very fun stuff and stripes -just so much stuff-instead of putting my products.well i also have to setup my account so this will be a lot to do but its all worth it .thanks again. pixlr.com is "like" a photoshop place..well you can do the same stuff but photoshop that everyone else is talking about is okay

    2 years ago

  • vianegativa420

    vianegativa420 says:

    @papiermachenthings: one of the most important thing every Mac user needs to know is to use control key when it says to right click to save, just hold down the "ctrl" button to the left of your space bar when you click and it will give the window to save it! I haven't set up shop yet but was looking all this over and thought I'd share a cool text site I found when making my kitties webpages on Catster, you can do 3-D text there and it's free for personal OR commercial use! http://www.3dtextmaker.com/image_editor.html

    2 years ago

  • JujuBagLady

    JujuBagLady says:

    What software or website are you using for this? I can see it is Adobe Photoshop.... but the online version I have access to for free doesn't do these things....

    2 years ago

  • Fractaldragon

    Fractaldragon says:

    Papiermachenthings: Do you have the old single button Mac mouse? If you do, then hold down the Control key and click, it does the same thing as a right click. If you have a newer mouse with two or more buttons, then go into your System Preferences (click on the Apple logo up in the left corner of your screen and Select System Preferences) and click on the Mouse and Keyboard settings. You can then set a Secondary button for the right button, and you've created a right-click button.

    2 years ago

  • Fractaldragon

    Fractaldragon says:

    For everyone who doesn't want to spend the $$$ on full Photoshop and isn't sure about the free Gimp, a couple of suggestions: if you are on a PC, there is an easier to use program call Paint.net. It's free, you can find it at http://www.getpaint.net. If you are willing to spend a little money, for everyone both PC/Windows users and Mac users, consider buying Adobe Photoshop Elements. It's currently at version 9; check for it on Amazon.com, you should find it for less than $100. It's the consumer version of Photoshop, and for most of what you are going to want to do for images on Etsy, it will be more than enough!

    2 years ago

  • aidanjarosgrilli

    aidanjarosgrilli says:

    I cannot upload a banner

    2 years ago

  • PookieChic

    PookieChic says:

    Whew. So much to do. So little time. Wondering--if my eyes don't deceive me. It seems in some stores banner appears on multiple pages not just store introduction. I've seen it on Policies pages and other places. Anyone know about this? How to do? Thanks.

    2 years ago

  • AutumnalSkies

    AutumnalSkies says:

    Being slightly technologically challenged (at least in programs I've never used before) this was a struggle - especially as I was working with Picasa rather than Photoshop - but now it's done and it looks great! Thank you!

    2 years ago

  • JayWithLove

    JayWithLove says:

    Thank you sooo much for this article!! I've created 2 banners so far and can't wait to create more!!

    2 years ago

  • intaglioetc

    intaglioetc says:

    I have created a pretty nice banner for my shop. I saved it as directed: using the SAVE AS/ grey box SAVE FILE TYPE BY EXTENSION/chose JPEG IMAGE and clicked SAVE at the bottom. Then EXPORT FILE popped up, clicked EXPORT, then SAVE AS JPEG and moved the bar to 100 then clicked SAVE. When I go to upload it I do everything on the ETSY site to get to the upload banner place and I click BROWSE and find it to click. It seems to upload next to the upload button as a file symbol with the tile I gave it but the banner won't come up. I use a MacBook Pro. Can anybody tell me what I am missing to actually see a banner? I am lost! Thx

    2 years ago

  • elizabethdorette

    elizabethdorette says:

    Thank you, it actually seems achievable now and before I was like, omg this is going to take days :)

    2 years ago

  • quiltcathy

    quiltcathy says:

    How do I add an image to my banner?????

    2 years ago

  • tomsgrossmami

    tomsgrossmami says:

    Thank you!

    2 years ago

  • chokolaj24

    chokolaj24 says:

    I have been experiencing the same problem as everyone else with no banner image showing up when I upload it. I did the right dimensions, the correct dpi, file format...all of it (I am a graphic designer so I would like to think I know what I'm doing). But when I upload, nothing happens. I click on Save Changes and a blank box shows up in the area where an image should be displayed for the Shop Banner Image. Did this ever get resolved?

    2 years ago

  • AFineFiberFrenzy

    AFineFiberFrenzy says:

    Wow thanks! This is so helpful!!

    2 years ago

  • YZjewelry

    YZjewelry says:

    Thank u so much But i don't have Photoshop ... I still need my bunner for my jewelry shop.. could you give me any idea

    2 years ago

  • meegoneddie33

    meegoneddie33 says:

    I just now figured out how to do a banner with Paint as that's all I have on my laptop. My problem is I have 2 shops and my banner shows up on both. I would like to have 2 different ones. Can I do that? Has anyone else had this problem? thanks

    2 years ago

  • meegoneddie33

    meegoneddie33 says:

    Never mind, I figured it out. Duh, I put it on the wrong shop. Hey, I just learned how to do this ok?

    2 years ago

  • kathiemt

    kathiemt says:

    um, where do you put the banner?

    2 years ago

  • Terwatina

    Terwatina says:

    I am trying to use GIMP since I don't have photoshop. I have spent a lot of time trying to figure it out and am having no luck.

    2 years ago

  • Terwatina

    Terwatina says:

    I just made my banner! I used Pixir.com. to create the image. And I used GIMP to add the text.

    2 years ago

  • TheWinglessDesigns

    The Wingless Bird from TheWinglessDesigns says:

    If you need further help with programs such as Photoshop, please feel free to contact me =)

    2 years ago

  • AuntJudyCrafts

    Judy Henderson from AuntJudyCrafts says:

    wow - I was hoping for instructions that were written for people who were not totally computer savy - guess not - I have no idea what most of these instructions mean. don't have photoshop - have yet to find instructions written in plain old english

    2 years ago

  • ginasewstuff

    Gina Chapman from ginasewstuff says:

    I use gimp also -- have for years for cleaning up pics etc. and cannot figure out how to make the pixels 760 by 100. When I set one, the other automatically adjusts. How do I make that stop happening?

    2 years ago

  • shilene

    Shilene Johnson from shilene says:

    Thanks so much for your assistance with creating a great banner!

    2 years ago

  • craftclubcc

    craftclubcc from craftclubcc says:

    Thank You this will help me create my own banner; not very tech savvy

    1 year ago

  • UpcycledPetals

    Donnielle from UpcycledPetals says:

    I just finished my first Etsy Banner using Gimp. I'm excited about it! http://www.etsy.com/shop/UpcycledPetals

    1 year ago

  • danceVeraE

    Claire Johnson from JazOrganics says:

    Where do you find 'Install Font' to click in the Fonts section of the Control Panel? I can't find it.

    1 year ago

  • ShopDeLuna

    Lena from OldRomantic says:

    I have Photoshop 9. I can crop photo and make the pixels 760 by 100 without problem, BUT I am not able to add text after re-sizing. I can play with text before I re-size, but not after. I desided to safe re-sized photo and I was able to type something on it, but all text letters become so small even when I adjust the size of letters. I do not understand what is going on.Please, help me to create my banner. Thanks!

    1 year ago

  • sh83642

    Stephanie H. from HavenTreasures says:

    Thank you!!!

    1 year ago

  • elbazaardelatiamaria

    Maria Rosado from ElBazarDeLaTiaMaria says:

    I have a typo in my banner and I am trying to correct that. I made my banner with Photoshop Elements 6. Any suggestions?. I tried the erase tool but I am not able to retype the text correctly. Thanks

    1 year ago

  • BloominBeader

    Kay Derr from BloominBeader says:

    I have worked for two days trying to create an Etsy. I've tried the suggested links, but I am afraid I need a simple drop and drag template. Helpful if already sized. I have struggled to understand why such a template has never been created. As a perfectionist I dread opening a shop without a template. If there is anyone who can help me please email me at: KayDerr@aol.com I am, at the moment, burned out.

    1 year ago

  • BloominBeader

    Kay Derr from BloominBeader says:

    That is, an Etsy BANNER!

    1 year ago

  • yourscripturetoframe

    Janice Armistead from YourVerseToFrame says:

    I am having a problem!!! How do I download Photoshop? I have searched for 3 hours tonight on google and there are sooo many options. I have Windows 7. Is it possible to download Photoshop FREE. There seems to be charges everywhere I look. Please help and this unexperienced and overwhelmed person (me). If you could just explain, then send me a link.... that would be a great help. Thanks

    1 year ago

  • peggyfritschel

    Peg from PegsOneOfAKind says:

    Does anybody have advice on how to do this in iPhoto? I do not have Photoshop. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

    1 year ago

  • stephenkelly63

    Stephen Kelly from MountainMerchant says:

    I clicked on the images to get more info, as you instructed. Nothing happens. I went to a site that says "Etsy banners", downloaded, and it doesnt come up on my shop. Not very encouraging.

    359 days ago

  • AquaticRose

    Ashley Dunlap from LiveFreeCrafts says:

    Thank you for these tips very helpful

    281 days ago

  • paperpetalsdesign

    Stephanie from MyPaperPetals says:

    Most of the fonts on dafont.com say "free for personal use." Does it have to specify commercial use? Thanks!

    254 days ago

  • DogSkoutCookies1

    Diane Healy from DogSkoutCookies1 says:

    Thanks so much for the info....but I am still having a problem adding text to my banner. I have uploaded my banner ( I did this when I opened my shop) now I want to add text. In step 5 you say to look for the "T" on the left tool bar. I can't find the "T"....HELP Thanks sooooo much

    247 days ago

  • embergraphics

    Brent LaRue from embergraphics says:

    Its very easy to just purchase premade or custom banners from graphic designers on Etsy. There are huge ranges on prices.. some sell them as cheap as a $1.00.

    239 days ago

  • Azoryan

    Dianne Paterson from Azoryan says:

    Thank you! I am off to create a Banner and next I'll get to work on my policies!

    199 days ago

  • MisunderstoodOrange

    Tonya Moore from MisunderstoodOrange says:

    This was great. I too didn't have photoshop and used Picasa instead... I was going to be one of the ones who paid for a banner, but truly there's no reason! If I can do it, anyone can! Thank you so much for a great tutorial!

    196 days ago

  • phxskyimagine

    sky Creations from HandmadeKnitsandMore says:

    Thanks much! This was very helpful. :-)

    174 days ago

  • ChalkHillHouse

    Rachel Staalsen from ChalkHillHouse says:

    I did it!!!! WITHOUT a teenager's help even.

    173 days ago

  • PixiBond

    Edith Peña from GlobalGirlGear says:

    So glad I found this! I hope to make my very own banner :0 I paid for the one that is up now but time for change and I want to give it a go. Otherwise purchasing from a fellow etsy seller is nice too. I used a really nice kid and very affordable if you don't want to or have the time to spend learning how to. Good luck to us all!!! I'll chk bk in with an update Wish me luck

    170 days ago

  • rhodeislandredpants

    Pam from TimelessTableTops says:

    I'm sooooo lost ...............How do I pay for one ??

    169 days ago

  • VintageTinSupplies

    Nanette from VintageTinSupplies says:

    How do I add my shop name to my banner?

    148 days ago

  • stfarm7

    Ann Lanigan from SimplerThymeWoolWork says:

    I took a picture and loaded it in Paint, cropped it to 760X100, loaded it to the Etsy Banner and it doesn't show up; the banner area is white. What did I miss?

    147 days ago

  • kathyh10

    Kathy Hight from CasualJewels4U says:

    Very Helpful! Thanks!

    134 days ago

  • freeofdrama121

    freeofdrama121 from LadysHands says:

    Thanks you so very much. I used PowerPoint to make my banner. It doesn't size by pixel but I used paint to find out the equivalent and it's 7.92" for with and 1.04" for the height. Again thank you so very much. I'm still trying to get the hang of this site and you have made something easier for me.

    133 days ago

  • crochetartwork

    Eli from ARTWORKCROCHET says:

    Great post, so helpful!

    126 days ago

  • susanavazpour

    Susan A. from DejaVuHomeInteriors says:

    Very nice step by step tutorial!! Can't wait to give it a try!

    119 days ago

  • acebug1

    Amy C. E from aMAYzinglyCreated says:

    Thank you for the information. And the person who just mentioned the PowerPoint idea, thank you very much- you got me one my way.

    109 days ago

  • SJHalladay

    Sharon J Halladay from sharonjfedora says:

    I don't feel so bad at not knowing all of this. Going to try out some ideas. Thanks

    106 days ago

  • designsbyrk

    Becky Kleiner from designsbyrk says:

    Maybe im just a total dummy when it comes to this, but if you check out my current banner, looks a little blurry and stretched still...I tried picasa, then gimp, and this is the best I have been able to come up with...please, if you have tips, let me know!! :)

    105 days ago

  • 29QueenSt

    Wendy King from 29QueenSt says:

    Thank you Etsy help for showing me Photoshop Express Online and a big thank you to Danielle for this article. I now have a new banner for my shop. :)

    94 days ago

  • atina1977

    valérie forgues from FUNKMTL says:

    WOW Etsy people you are a team and i am proud of being with you!!!!! Thx for your precious help ;)

    85 days ago

  • DomusModern

    DomusModern from DomusModern says:

    I don't know, I tried download a font several times, and it didn't go to my desk top. It kept going into downloads, and from there there is no way to "install." I think you need to be very technically proficient to create a proper banner, and since I just don't have the time nor know how to do this, it's probably best to just hire someone else to do it properly. Perhaps it is because I have Vista (which is rather dysfunctional). Thank you for the tips, however!

    81 days ago

  • chickadeecottage1

    Joan Schimbeno from jubileegypsy says:

    So here's a dumb q!! Is photo shop available for Mac or do I use my I-photo?Not done much of this type of thing with my computer!

    78 days ago

  • Handcraftsandmore

    Annie Brown from Handcraftsandmore says:

    You lost me on Step 1. So you "Copy" where do you "Paste" it? For someone who has never used Flickr before, I have no idea how to even go past step 1. Very frustrating for me to follow your steps, sorry. Not very helpful for someone like me who is not very computer savvy.

    78 days ago

  • illegalia

    Verónika Sánchez from IlleGalia says:

    Muuchas gracias!Todavía no lo he intentado pero para alguien que no tiene ni idea de hacer esto!no parece tan difícil!Espero que pronto vean como me a quedado mi banner!

    76 days ago

  • thejarvis

    Shawne and Emily Jarvis from JarvisCo says:

    This is it! I have been searching for how to do a banner properly, thank you for the info! Now i have some work to do! Shawne

    76 days ago

  • malcomms

    malcolm haines from SellTheOld says:

    great, just what I was looking for!

    69 days ago

  • jenjakr says:

    thanks for useful tips!

    61 days ago

  • CreationsbyColette1 says:

    I need some help. My daughter upgraded my computer and I lost my banner in my shop. I have it on my Info & Appearance page but can't get it moved back on my home page. I need somebody with a little more computer savy to walk me through it. Help, please!

    51 days ago

  • motherearthbeadwork

    Sarah from MotherEarthBeadwork says:

    Finally…beautiful! Thank you, thank you!!

    36 days ago

  • replikas09

    Gülden from SARIYER says:

    Help please! I have made a shop banner , very simple one but when I dowload it on my shop page but the Colors appears so blur and boring ! i am getting crazy with this , what should I do ?

    24 days ago