Malene Hald
Malene Hald

Airborne and Dreaming is a fun and sunny site. The cute design is one of the reasons I had a great time designing Malene’s banner. That, and the photos Malene sent over to choose from.

Malene's Photos

Aren’t they grand? Lucky Malene’s boyfriend Jonas Kold is handy with a camera, yes?

Malene's Background

Creating the banner was drop dead easy. For extras, all I needed was a screen shot of her fabulous backdrop.

Malene's Pic

I then dropped her photo on top, took the opacity down to 50%, and eyeballed size and placement to please.

Malene

Putting Malene’s opacity back to 100%, I brought the banner to the front at around 30% opacity. Then, using a size 20 eraser, I carefully took away just enough to reveal Malene.

Malene's Shadow

After that, it was a simple matter of putting the banner opacity back to 100%, then choosing darken from the menu to bring out Malene’s shadow.

And since I didn’t want to spend a lot of time fine-fiddling, I loosely cut out the Airborne and Dreaming logo and gave it a drop shadow to make up for sloppiness. To finish, it was just a matter of turning on DWB’s template bits (seen above).

Yes, it’s that quick and simple to create banners for DWB’s rotating banners. Ten minutes tops actually. Screen shots and or photos, fiddle and fit in a few extras, save, and Bob’s your uncle.

So, care to submit for a possible go?

(Note: I’m fresh out of time so looks like I’ll have to write Malene’s feature another time … I’m looking forward to it for sure.)

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