Recently one of my clients asked if I knew a simple (free) way to create some unique buttons and graphics for their site. Since I usually leave graphics and such to the pro’s, I went strolling the Internet Streets to see what I could find.
Since it’s fun to enhance a photo, create an unique graphic or just add a little something extra on the visual front to our Outdoor Blogs, I thought today I’d share some of the gems I came across.
From Cool Text:
At Cool Text you can also make buttons that can either be inserted into your post or you could make buttons that could be hyperlinked and put into your sidebars.
Putting a hyperlink with a button can be a great way to direct people to a post within your site you’d like to call attention too or maybe a giveaway you are having.
From Flaming Text:
Flaming Text looks to be all about making a logo-ish type graphic. When I was in there I made up a very basic banner, but maybe with some playing around someone could create a real logo from the templates. There is also an ImageBot in the mix, but I didn’t try anything with it…
For More Banner/Button Makers, check out:
The photo at the top of this post is also done through Loonapix. I had to stop myself or else turn every one of my pictures into something strange and unusual.
From Profile Picture Maker:
Sure you can make graphics to use on your Outdoor Blog, but this one really specializes in making unique and interesting profile pictures for the many social media outlets.
I always thought I could hack it on the Deadliest Catch and now I don’t even have to put in my time as a greenhorn.
It takes some time sorting through all the options, frames, movie posters and such, but if you dig around you can probably find something to use to spruce up your profile picture around the net.
Or you can try being a greenhorn the old fashioned way…
From Photo Notes:
You can use a personal photo or use one of the photo’s they have in their templates.
Ok, that’s enough photos of me for one day. Hopefully one of these sites is just the ticket you are looking for to create something new. If you know of any out there that you use, feel free to share the link in the comments below.
And as always, have fun blogging!