(Video Tutorial) How to Create a Striped Background Pattern Using Photoshop

Last week, I showed you how to create a banner in Photoshop. That's great n' all, but wouldn't it be nice to snazz up your blog further with a background pattern? In this tutorial, I'll show you how to create a simple, but popular, style of background pattern – stripes. From there, you can let your imagination go nuts. ...more

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The Changing of the Banner: How to Customize the Banner on Your Wordpress.com Blog

One of the most frequent blog design questions I get asked is, How do I change the banner on my blog template? In this post, I'll talk you through changing a banner on one of the most popular free hosted services, Wordpress.com -- but never fear, Blogger and other sundry blog platform fans, I'll cover you in a future post (and you may even glean enough from this tutorial to figure it out like the rock star you are). ...more

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