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Creating A Logo Or Collage With Microsoft

I created a logo for my site and so many of you have commented on my site and how I designed it. So I thought I would share what I did to create the photos and the projects that I create using my own photos and Microsoft. As you go through these steps experiment with the tools that are available to you as long as you save it in a different file you can have fun save your project. After you find what you’re looking for you can upload it to your theme as a background or as header. Have fun and create something wonderful for yourself.

Step One: Creating from photos

Find a picture or group of photos that you feel represent you and your business. You can change the colors and composition of your picture when you open it with Microsoft Office Picture Manager. Here you can edit you photos by cropping, change or enhance the color and contrast. It will also resize to fit your needs. When you have your picture the way you want it save as a new document and label it with the title of the document.

Using my photo to create a jpeg interchangeable document:

Step Two:

I have taken my original photo and made these changes using Microsoft office picture manager. First I cropped it then I took all the color out making it black and white.

I sharpened the contrast by moving the scales to suit.

Used the color scale to add the color blue. I have manipulated the photo to suit. Experiment until you find what you want.

 Save as with a title you will remember. Close all files remember don’t save changes to your original photo.

Step Three:

Open Microsoft office power point, go to page layout and pick the blank document. Pick the photo option. When the browsers opens your files up look for the picture you just created. Insert your picture. As you look over your photo you can decide where you want to add text to your photo. Click on text box. Used the draw the text box option, start typing what you want people to know. Keep it simple you can add as many boxes as you want. Be mindful of the color you pick for your text and think about adding color to fill the background of the box. You can even set an outline color to the box drawing a person’s eye to that part of your composition. If you don’t want color 0r texture click no fill. Now if you like what you see hit save. You have just created a jpeg picture that you can upload to your theme.

My Theme Works For Me

So many of the comments I get are about my theme. It is a word press theme  2010 weaver with 18 widgets. I searched through word press until I found this one it allows you to download your own logo or art work. I took my photos turn them into one large photo   of the people who helped me get started. Turn the photo black and white, selected a color I liked and change it. this can all be done from windows photo gallery. I found it easy with my background in fine arts.

Word Press has themes to meet your needs, I suggest you go simple and work your way up from there. Check out the themes at word press you can down load them to your site and set it up from there, adding widgets and plug-in to accommodate your needs. I own this site and I am happy to share what I know with you. I will be give you tips on how you can start changing your photos into usable art to add to your sites.

Your site is where you want people to come explore and see what your all about, give credit to those that help you by sharing what you have learned. I can only show you how to work the themes that I use from word press. I am still learning, as I am develop my style and my web presence. You have to play around with the theme don’t be scared, you can always hit the back button if you make a mistake. I am new to this and I wanted to learn these things for myself giving me creative control over my business.