okay girls, some of you responded on comments to my last post about wanting some blog design tutorials and yes, I would love to share what I know so tell me, what would you like to learn? What aspect of your blog is driving you crazy and you've been trying to figure out how to change it for ages but it's been a no-go?
Any other blog tips that you'd like to know more info about? I'm big into spilling the beans!
Blog Pretties- Editing, Creating and Storage
So far, I have only used Picmonkey and my beloved free photo editing program, Photoscape but I'm getting a copy of Photoshop Elements this week and I'm super excited to learn new things with it. For blog tutorial purposes, I'll stick with the free programs for you.
I use the paid version of Picmonkey, which is $33 per year and SO worth it, I think! You can do so much with it, its easy to use and if you're like me, you'll use it almost every day. I share a subscription with a friend so we split the annual fee which is a great deal for the two of us!
Photoscape is free and you can download loads of wonderful free fonts to use with it. I use it to resize my photos, clone out background junk, apply effects, frames, color changes, crop it, make collages- the list goes on! For being free, it really is a fantastic program. Download Photoscape from Brothersoft
Also to do some really fun fancy blog things, you'll need a photo host. You can either host images to blogger by uploading all of them into one post (tutorial for that here) or use a service like Photobucket.
Photobucket free account gives you 2 GB free storage
Photobucket paid accounts:
- 20 GB - $2.99 / Month, $29.99 / Year
- 50 GB - $4.99 / Month, $49.99 / Year
- 100 GB - $8.99 / Month, $89.99 / Year
- 200 GB - $16.99 / Month, $169.99 / Year
- 500 GB - $39.99 / Month, $399.99 / Year
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