Making a Header for Your Site and Other Picture Edits

Someone asked me how I made my header for this site, and for The Virtual Bookcase, (WordPress removed the suspension and agreed the site was genuine!). Anyway, I noted that WordPress suggest 960 x 260 pixels for sizing. Then popped over to my favourite playground, PicMonkey.

It is a free photo editing site for you to make collages or alter photographs. You can create Facebook headers using a specific template.
You simply upload your pics and play.

I also use a site, IAZA. It has many other fun edits for your pics.






fbk demo 1This is a Facebook template. I used the Iaza images above, and popped over to PicMonkey, and created it within a minute.

Back over to Iaza, and I had another play!


They are free resources that can help enhance your posts, and assist with marketing your books. Just don’t forget you have writing to do!


About Glynis Smy

I live in the UK, in the seaside town of, Dovercourt~Harwich, where I enjoy writing novels. I've written historical romance/suspense, Medical romance and my latest WIP is in the crime genre. The Victorian era fascinates me and the best part of writing a novel is often the research. Proud writing moments in my life: Shortlisted for Festival of Romance Fiction 2014 New Talent Award Reaching second round of Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award 2014 Maggie's Child: reached #1 Amazon best-seller: Historical Romance Victorian /February 2014/ebook & book paid list. May 2014 #3 Historical Romance Victorian, and #25 in Historical Romance paid top 100 best-seller list. Top 100 in three categories on Amazon UK best-seller listings in 2015. Seeing my books in a Suffolk (UK), library. Over the years I've written short stories in a variety of genres. I've also won a few poetry contests, my first was at the age of twelve, (a poem about the Bangladeshi war). I also won a children's short story competition where the prize was a first-aid box, I was so proud but my husband found it amusing because we owned two pharmacies. My articles have been published in magazines both in the UK and Cyprus. I am also featured in various places on-line. When I am not writing, I enjoy making greetings cards, Cross Stitch, fishing and the company of my little granddaughters.
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7 Responses to Making a Header for Your Site and Other Picture Edits

  1. jadereyner says:

    Thank you so much for sharing those sites. I don’t have any real photo editing software so don’t tend to bother playing around with photos much. Now, though I think I will – was wanting to design a header for my FB page using my cover image so I think you’ve just given me the solution! Thanks so much.

  2. Loribeth says:

    Your header is lovely, Glynis. Thanks for sharing how you created it. 🙂

  3. Those come in very handy, Glynis! Thank you.

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