Thursday, October 20, 2011

New Header

I'm sure you've all noticed the more seasonal look around here. It was time to take Duke's summer look down and give the old header an autumnal appearance.
I started out with a picture of a leaf and played around with it in myDazzling Reflections program. The original kaleidoscope that I made looked like this.


Then I opened it up in Photoshop elements and did some more playing. I ended up with a block that looked like this.

I pulled one of the colors from the block to use for the background of the header, added some texture and then placed the picture of Duke and the block. Then I erased the edges of both the block and Duke to make them blend in to the background of the header. I finished it up by slapping on the old snap edit scrap and I had a brand new header.

I've been wanting to do a little more with my blog in the way of cleaning it up but I just haven't had the time to sit down and play. I wonder if the boss would mind me taking the day off to play with my blog? Yeah, I'm pretty sure that wouldn't go over too well.

25 comments:

  1. I may not understand what all you did but I do like the results! I don't know how to change my blog with the seasons but maybe one day I'll have time to work on it too. Jobs just take up our blogging time!

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  2. Do you have trouble cleaning your monitor after cutting and pasting stuff? I do.

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  3. a pretty neat header i must say... i love the autumn colors :)

    we haven't changed our header since forever. SHE is too lazy..

    my best to good ole Dukey boy.

    woofs n licks,
    Dommy

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  4. I had noticed ... and it's brilliant! Interesting to read how you created the effect.

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  5. I absolutely love your new header!!! I don't know anything about all of the elements and such, but the finished product is awesome!!

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  6. I think you did a great job Ann. I have a new job. I'll do a post about it as soon as I can.We sure do get busy.

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  7. Love the new look!
    Bosses can be such bores sometimes ;) :lol:

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  8. Very nice and bright and cheerful...

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  9. I like the colors of your new look. It looks and feels like Autumn for sure ~ beautiful!
    xo Catherine

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  10. No he wouldn't give you the day off - but don't you feel sick or something? lol

    sandie

    I love your new header!

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  11. Looks terrific! Very creative.

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  12. i thought the orange thing was a photo you took of one of your paper crafts then played with it. thanks for the details and wow you did good!! i love the background of the block. and this is perfect for you because it has your craft look and sweet faced Duke...

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  13. Looks like you had a lot of fun with this.Very interesting what you came up with.

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  14. Wish I knew how to do things like this! Cool Fall look Ann!
    hughugs

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  15. I love your new header and Duke looks great too.

    Have a terrific day. My best to Duke. :)

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  16. I like the new look. I just love the colors of fall don't you?

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  17. I hear ya! I want to change up my look as well but just can't find the time!

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  18. Well, it is a beautiful, one of a kind specially made header!!! What is that kaleidoscope program, is it something you buy? It is so cool!!

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  19. It look wonderful! I really need to do something with my header.

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  20. Cool beans! I love the new look! Yes, I'd like to play around with mine too, but no time with the working stuff! I understand!

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  21. That is a terrific header. Good for you. Love Duke's bandana. That is just perfect. I don't know how to do all that stuff either. Take care.

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  22. Wow, impressive! I've got so much to try on my computer. There's so much you can do. I love what you did with the header! It looks like Fall. You are motivating me!

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  23. I love your new header. It is really beautiful.

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  24. You've really done a beautiful job with it. Love the autumn sunburst.

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  25. very creative and beautiful. You're a talented lady :O)

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