Here’s a superb tool I wanted to make you aware of!
Photoshop (the professional standard graphics software) costs hundred of dollars. On the other hand this is super powerful and totally FREE!
In the video I show you how to use it to create a header for your website.
Please Click PLAY Below:
Did you enjoy this? If so, please LIKE and TWEET. Drop a comment below too – your thoughts are always welcome! 🙂 Cheers, Rob
Thank you Rob…very helpful and clear. Perfect for DIY bits n bobs! Good on ya.
Thank you Leon, glad you enjoyed it 🙂
Thanks Rob again a clear and helpful video. Can bring out creative elements, given the time!
Yes, quite possibly although perhaps not in me!
Thanks Rob, That was fantastic! I appreciate all the free tips you give out like this.
Very well done demo, I’ll be saving that for future reference, I can’t believe it has that many capabilities AND it’s FREE, thanks again for the great tip, keep them coming.
I know, it’s really quite something for free! I have trialled Photoshop in the past but it’s massively overkill for the kind of work I want to do myself. The rest, I outsource like I said in the video.
Thanks for this tip. Very handy and neat graphics site.
You’re welcome Lo, thank you for commenting!
Great tool there Rob. Wasn’t aware of it and liked your step by step tutorial on how to use it.
Excellent, glad I could bring it to your attention 🙂
Thanks for this – what a great tool! I also can’t believe it’s free. Just a quick question, what do you use to make your videos?
Glad you enjoyed it. I shoot my videos with Camtasia.
Nice one Rob. I’ve been aware of Pixlr for a while but didn’t know how to use it properly – now I do.
Keep the tips coming.
That’s great Fred, it’s really a powerful tool and I only scratched the surface in the video. But glad it helped you get started 🙂
Thanks for the helpful tips. Good clear instruction. Nice video 🙂
Thank you Greg, great to see you here on the blog.
Cheers – Rob
As always, great value – and, again as always, presented with your own unique brand of humility and approachability. Super stuff, and very useful.
Appreciate that Peter, really pleased you enjoyed it!
Handy free tool to check our graphic capability. Will play with it.
That’s the best way to learn, just play around and you’ll get better and quicker.
Thanks for your feedback Any.
Thanks for that Rob.
Looks like a useful tool, and it saves time searching for png images, or tools to convert jpegs to png.
I’ll definitely use this, thanks again.
Yes, you can use GIMP to convert JPG to PNG as well but pixlr is definitely great too!
That is SO handy Rob…Thank you!
Thanks Lesley, I appreciate your feedback 🙂
I got on your list a couple of weeks ago and the stuff you send, like this post, is all quality little tips. So refreshing from the barrage of mail from other Internet marketers trying to push products on us. That trick using google mail filters was great too! Thanks for your information!
Welcome along to the blog, it’s great to see you here and thank you very much for your kind words. It’s what I try to do all the time and it’s always great to hear positive feedback.
I have known about this tool for a very long time as a matter of fact I was trying to use it yesterday (3-20) to make a banner for my header… so your tip was right on time!! Thanks!!!!
Great Will – glad it proved timely for you 🙂
This looks a really useful tool Rob. Thanks for making it interesting and doable.
Thanks John, I thought doing the header would put the tool into a bit of context.
I’ve been using a couple of online graphics creating tools for quite some time including paint.net but this appears to have a simpler user interface and your video expliains it all very well.
Yes, I’ve used Paint.net as well (also GIMP). They are great tools but what I really like about this is that it’s online. If you save your work in Dropbox then you can use it from anywhere that has an internet connection 🙂
Just wanted to say thanks for telling me about pixlr.com, which I used today to design a business card. Quite a nice tool! I think I’ll be using it a lot in future. And thanks for taking the trouble for making your teaching video about it – a very professional video, in my opinion, and all the more impressive because you were not trying to sell me the product (its free after all). Blessings to you.
FANTASTIC Robert – there’s nothing I like more than hearing stories of how people take action straight away and put new information into practice. I hope the cards bring you some new business going forward and thank you for commenting 🙂
Great video rob,
It would seem that you could do a lot with this tool and not just basic stuff.
All in all a cool vid as these tools kind of lose me a little, but I would feel ok to use this one after your video,
Thanks Steve, good to hear from you here on the blog.
Brilliant tool for graphics. Thank you for taking the time to share this with us.
How this sort of tool can come free of charge is amazing.
Agreed John, just goes to show how inexpensively you can run your online business now compared to a few years ago!
A promise to myself is to create a web site during the Easter break. This is so useful to help get the whole thing off the ground.
Brilliant and a good idea. You should easily be able to get one up during the long weekend 🙂
Thank you Rob for an excellent video tutorial! I’m not very good with graphics but I can see how this tool can take me from the image in my mind’s eye to something I can send the graphics person. Another interesting information tidbit from you!
You’re welcome – thanks for your feedback. Cheers, Rob
A very useful tool, thanks for telling me about it. I also bought that plugin by Suzanna Theresia. Thanks again
Great teaching and clear directions-In my experience, you always give high quality advice in your videos and worthwhile shared information. Gain Higher Ground membership is worthwhile for those starting out in online business and marketing. Well done!
Regards Rob Furner
I am using the same theme, but had wondered how I could dress up the header a bit and at least put an image on the right end. Thanks a lot for showing how. You explained it so well in the video.
Great stuff, glad this video helped with the header stuff as well for you.
Rob, thanks a bunch for this information and you clear and concise directions (as usual). You always offer so much. I’m happy to be a member here.
Can I also use Pixlr to remove the borders from images that are not in Pixlr Header, ex, an image I place on my blog and I want to remove the border?
Thank you for your kind words, very much appreciated 🙂
Yes, you can certainly remove borders with this tool. Probably best to crop the image or bucket fill the border with the background color.
Thank you for finding this great free tool and actually showing how easy it is to create a quick header with it too.
I used Gimp in my early days but to be honest even though it was free it was as complicated to use as a trial I had with photo shop elements.
I do use a great paid for grapic software called logo creator which I find easy enough for me but this what you have shown today can I am sure help me too.
Ah yes, I’ve heard good things about Logo Creator. With that, fiverr and pixlr I think most of the graphics requirements can be cover nicely and inexpensively.
I’ve used Gimp for a few simple graphic tasks like you show in your tutorial. I think I’ll be doing them in Pixlr from now on. Doing things in Gimp was quite the pain in the rear (pardon my phraseology).
My thoughts exactly. I still use GIMP a little bit but although it’s a great tool I find it a bit more fiddly than Pixlr.
Thank you so much for the information on DIY tools. I will certainly use
it in my business. I can always depend on you to learn something new.
Always great to hear from you here on the blog and thanks for letting me know you found this useful!
Thank you so much for this information.
It is a nifty little gadget.
I think that it would be good for all sorts of things.
One of them would be for creating a header and using it as a starting point or as a tenplate for submission to a site like Fiver or other outsource and get them to upgrade it for you and therefore have some one else’s view on the same topic who may be, in my case more creative than me.
It must also be great for many other creative people artists and writers who sell their work and possibly ebooks to.
So Once again thank you.
You may recall that I had lost my previous website but I have recreated it on another site. It is still under a stategy review I will fill it soon with valuable content just as you do.
Thanks for your feedback and glad this helped! Well done on the progress and keep up the good work 🙂
Sorry I could not see this video, but “Play” button did not appear on screen
Please could you try:
1) Another browser
2) Downloading Flash here: http://get2.adobe.com/flashplayer/
Hope this helps 🙂
Thanks Rob, exactly the info I’ve been looking for!
Thanks Andrea 🙂
Great discovery Rob and thanks for enlightening us !!
Thanks Charles, glad you enjoyed this 🙂
I enjoyed your tutorial — will try it out myself very soon. Thanks
Very clear video. You took the time to explain it very well. Thanks a lot
Very informative Rob. Thank you for sharing.
I am curious, can I simply use any image to make a banner for my website from the net? I am thinking of copyright issues with the images. Thanks
Thanks for your comment and glad you found it useful 🙂
With images you must ensure that you have permission to use them. Many copyrighted images have hidden tracking so you can be found out if you are not complying. Easiest thing is to use a site like http://pixabay.com or for higher quality http://www.bigstockphoto.com.
I’m designing a a new website and I’m not too aware with Photoshop, so this is a great way of getting those graphics looking good without that different coloured background for the ,jpgs
Gonna be soooo useful
Thanks a million
It’s a pleasure – thanks for letting me know this helped you!
I am astounded at how well you look after your clients. Yet again, you provide such incredible information to enable us to do what many of us thought was beyond us.
You put time and effort in to provide clear and precise advice to enable others to follow in your steps and succeed.
Well that’s very kind of you to say so John, much appreciated and thanks for taking the time 🙂
Hi Rob – thanks for this excellent tip. It just so happens that I have been wondering how to create a header for the blog I am working on….so your timing is perfect….
I hope that all is well with you and yours…
My pleasure Kevin. This blog post is aging a bit now but I still use pixlr in my business. In a way I can’t believe it’s still free!
Good luck with the header 🙂
Ironically I have only just installed Photoshop by using the YouTube video, which is also free. Amazing, just goes to show.
Very useful and informative Rob. Certainly gives you confidence to improve your site and opens up many other possibilities.
Great stuff John, thanks for taking the time to comment 🙂
Thanks Rob, another very useful – and free! – gimmick!
When are you releasing the new Spy Bar for FireFox 57?
It’s already been released Nick. You’ll find the latest SpyBar version is Firefox Quantum compatible in the members area: http://www.wpspybar.com/wp-login.php