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How Do You Use Photoshop to Create A Clickable Badge or Button for Your Blog?

I've downloaded photoshop Elements 6.0 However, I can't for the life of me figure out how to use it! How do I design a button in photo shop and then make it clickable?

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You need to make the image first and then add it and the code to your blog - it's sort of two separate things. Photoshop won't help you with the code (unless you have some super duper version I'm unaware of).
if you want to email me at heddy.e@gmail.com I'll send you a file with the code you'll need. If I post it here it will come out all weird :)
Maternal Spark -- I was just about to ask the same question; I know how to make the button but don't know enough about CSS/HTML to generate the code. Can I email you as well for it?
I just wrote how to create a simple banner....might help get you started. It's not with elements but it still might help.
http://bloggingcents.com/2008/07/23/create-a-simple-banner/
of course you can :) And anyone else who needs to can too!

CurlySue said:
Maternal Spark -- I was just about to ask the same question; I know how to make the button but don't know enough about CSS/HTML to generate the code. Can I email you as well for it?
Lori,

Thank you so much. I downloaded paint.net and I'm playing around with it.
You bet...it's much easier to work with than gimp, etc. It also has layers and stuff for those who want to get really creative. I have Adobe CS3 but I use my paint all the time. Gimp is great but it's such a memory hog.

Yolanda Sappington said:
Lori,

Thank you so much. I downloaded paint.net and I'm playing around with it.
Maternal Spark - I have a friend who wants to place an ad on my blog and I was wondering how I was going to make it clickable to her site.

When she's got her ad ready, can I email you for some coding instructions?

Andrea
The Creative Junkie
http://www.thecreativejunkie.com
Lori, how would you make a clickable banner with flashing photos from my photobucket album? ;o)
Don't kill me (wink wink).
Lori said:
I just wrote how to create a simple banner....might help get you started. It's not with elements but it still might help.
http://bloggingcents.com/2008/07/23/create-a-simple-banner/


Thanks for the advice, Lori! I've been killing myself doing it on photobucket and it's making me crazy!
Okay, I can make the button, I have the code, now how do I merge th two together?
I can't put the code here but you can email me and I'll show you. lori at thecowboyshack dot com

Kenyatta said:
Okay, I can make the button, I have the code, now how do I merge th two together?

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