Calling All Those Creative Types

In typical LA Blogger Gal fashion, I decided spur of the moment that it would be cool, if not FUN to create an ad banner to put on other blogs advertising the 50 Days of Giving ConstantChatter contests. You’ve been registering for those daily prizes, right?  The 18″ pearls go live on Friday.

What was I thinking?!?! Thing is, while I know in theory what needs to be done…my creative juices just don’t seem to run that way. I open Photoshop, set the 150×200 parameters and well, I just go blank.  And then the frustration sets in.

So I ask of all those creative, DIY gals that I know are out there…1) can you point me in the direction of a good, and let’s be honest, simple tutorial that can explain how this creating-a-banner-thing works.  And 2) any chance you can offer up your expertise, no matter how you package it – tips, suggestions, idea, fonts, backgrounds, images…hell if I know.

I know it can’t be all that difficult.  I mean hundreds of thousands of kids create MySpace pages and avatars.  If they can do it, I can create a simple ad banner, right?   Anyone?  Please.

5 thoughts on “Calling All Those Creative Types

  1. Michelle

    I learned photoshop/paintshop pro in various communities on live journal.

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    Michelles last blog post..Ready, set, panic

  2. LA Blogger Gal

    Rachael & Carrie, thanks for your help!

    Yes, I’ve got the blog set to moderate at more than one link. I will definitely check out those links. My friend made the ad banner for me (will post it up later), but I swear up and down that I WILL learn how to do this for myself next time. ‘Cuz you know, I don’t have enough on my plate already.

    Hmmm…I notice my WYSIWYG toolbar is gone. Guess it’s time to upgrade my WordPress

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