Naomi Bolton reports:
"Sticky notes are small pieces of stationary on which you write important messages, then attach them to surfaces to serve as a reminder. To give your Blogger header a bit of extra style, create your own digital sticky note to display important information to visitors...Because Blogger allows you to use an image as your header, you can create the digital sticky note using the Paint application in Windows...Click 'Start | All Programs | Accessories | Paint' to launch the program...Click the 'Paint' button on the top of the program window, then click 'Properties' from the list of options displayed...Enter a width of 750 pixels and a height of 150 pixels for the document, then click the 'OK' button. If you create a new document larger than this, Blogger will resize it automatically when you upload the file, which could lead to distortion...Click the 'Rectangle' shape from the 'Shapes' selection area at the top of the screen, then click on the 'Black' color on the 'Colors' section...Click and drag the rectangle tool over your canvas to create the shadow of your sticky note. It should be slightly larger than the sticky note you want to create. You can position it anywhere on the canvas, but for the best results[,] place it on the left or right edge...Click the 'Fill with color' button on the 'Tools' section, then click anywhere inside the rectangle shape to fill it with the black color...Click the 'Rectangle' shape from the 'Shapes' selection area again, then click the 'Edit Colors' button...Click on an empty color box in the 'Custom colors' section of the Edit Colors window. Enter a value of '253' next to 'Red,' '231' next to 'Green' and '0' next to 'Blue' to create a canary yellow color...Click the 'Add to Custom Colors' button, then click 'OK' to return to the canvas...Click and drag the rectangle tool over the previous rectangle you created, starting from the top left corner. Make it slightly smaller on the bottom and right corners in order for the shadow to be visible below it for a more three-dimensional look...Click the 'Fill with color' button and fill the second triangle with the canary yellow color...Click the 'Text' tool on the 'Tools' selection area and click on the canary yellow rectangle. Type the text that you want to appear on the sticky note. Keep the text within the confines of the yellow section to make it look realistic. A free 'handwriting' style font will yield the best results (link in Resources)...Click the 'Fill with color' tool and select a color that matches that of your Blogger page. Click on a blank area of your canvas to fill it with the chosen color. Use the Text tool to enter heading text for the header if you plan to use the entire image as the header. If not, leave the area around the sticky note a blank color and add the text from within Blogger...Click the 'Paint' button, then click 'Save as' from the list of options. Enter 'StickyNote' (without the quotation marks) as the name of the file and select 'JPEG' as the file format...Log in to your Blogger account and click the 'Layout' link. Click the 'Edit' link next to the 'Header' section...Click 'Choose File' next to the 'Image' section and select the sticky note image file you created in Paint...Click 'Instead of title and description' if you added this information on the image file with your sticky note or 'Behind title and description' if you entered this information on Blogger...Click the 'Save' button to save the changes and add the sticky note to your Blogger header. Click the 'Preview' button to view the results on your Blogger page."
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