Wherever did she get such cute buttons?, I wondered to myself.
I wanted cute buttons too! So I searched the internet for "free social networking buttons". But they weren't really what I wanted. And they didn't really feel like me.
So I decided to take matters into my own hands and make my own social networking buttons - bunting-style buttons, to be exact, and although I stayed up waaayyy too late making them? I'm totally gaga over them. And they feel just like me.
▶▶▶Want to make your own bunting - style social networking buttons that make you feel all giddy inside? ◀◀◀
I'll show you how!
I'll show you how!
You will need a photo editing program. I used Photoshop Elements.
Create a new image resolution 300, 3 in. wide x approx .75 high, with a white background (or other color if you prefer)
You can make the bunting design like mine or make your own custom social media button design. What feels like you? Your photo editing program probably has some cool pre-ready images or backgrounds you can use as well.
To make the bunting social networking buttons like mine, I used the triangle shape. I dragged each triangle on the canvas, flipped them upside down, moved each one around to mimic hanging, and filled each one in with turquoise (or red; I alternated per button).
Next, I used the pencil tool to draw lines like string through each triangle and arranged them to look like hand stitches (each "piece of string" is its own layer).
Lastly, I added text on the main background layer to indicate which button it was. I used Encino, 36 pt.
Save your button to your computer as a .jpg image.
Now you will need to upload your image to an online photo storage site, so your computer can refer back to it. I use PhotoBucket.
Once you upload your file to your online photo storage site, the site will create HTML code that you can copy and paste back to your blog. The code will look something like this:
That's all there is to it! The creative possibilities are endless when it comes to designing your own social media buttons. If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment and I'd be happy to give additional clarification.
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