Go to Image, Image size and change your pixel size to Width 1024px and resolution to 72px.
Select View, Actual pixels to see the actual size of the image.
Note: A rule to remember: Resolution for webpages are always set to 72px. Print is generally 300px.
Open a new Photoshop document.
Width 1024px, Height 220px, resolution 72.
Using the eyedropper tool in PhotoShop or another method of selecting a color palette mentioned earlier, select a color from tree.jpg. Using the rectangular marquee tool and the paint bucket, color your banner. I choose #cccc99 , a comforting green shade.
Drag tree.jpg onto the right side of your new PSD document.
Using the rectangle tool, draw a rectangle over the left side of the banner leaving about 20px with the green showing. With the eyedropper tool select another color.( I choose brown #330000 ) from the tree trunk.
Open airballoon.jpg . Drag onto the banner. Using the transform tool, resize airballoon.jpg to fit on the banner to the left of tree.jpg.
Open mustardgreens.jpg. Resize using the transform tool so that it covers the entire banner, it will appear blurry, but that's okay. Reduce the opacity to 45% so you can see thru the mustardgreens.jpg.
Use a script font (I choose Rage Italic size 123pt) to display the elegance of Napa Valley. Type Discover Napa . Embellish Discover Napa with layer styles (try a drop shadow, inner glow, and bevel and emboss).
Select a different color. I chose to use #33000 from the tree trunk. Using the same font, Rage Italic, reduce the size to 57pt, type stay, relax, enjoy, placing it off to the right under Discover Napa
Using the rectangle tool, create a bar on the bottom of the banner that will hold the names of the links for the website. I choose the same color #330000 from the tree trunk.
It is important that the text on the website is readable. For the links use Arial, 21 pt font and # cc9933, a gold color selected using the color picker from the gold in the mustardgreens.jpg image.
On the rectangle bar type the links:
Equally space the links horizontally across the bar. Line is always a good feature to use.( I chose the golden color #cc9933 from the text.) Using the rectangle tool draw a thin line above the dark brown nav bar,10px wide, just to add an accent to the nav bar.
That should do it for an interesting, warm banner to catch visitor's attention!
Creating a Banner of Your Own
Think about a place you have been to or a place you would like to go. Grading Rubric
Size must be 1024px wide, 325px high (similar to Keep Tahoe Blue).