We’ll make a very simple banner to start with. Begin by starting up Photoshop and then select: File – New
This will bring up a box like the one shown here. You can name the file, select the dimensions and choose a background color for your banner. Once you are ready, click Ok. (Click any image for a larger view.)
Now we want to write some text to appear on the banner and display the name of your website. Select the Text Tool as shown in the screenshot below.
The next thing is to select the area to write the text in. Left click on your banner and hold the left mouse button down as you drag to create a box. It should look like the screenshot below.
Before you begin to write text you can select the size, the font type and the text color using the toolbar at the top. You can see here we have chosen the Arial font in Regular style. We have made the text size 36 pt, chosen to make the lettering strong and it will be aligned in the center. The black box you see at the top right denotes the text color and you can click on this to change it.
You can write the text in and review before saving so it is easy to make changes. If you decide you want the text bigger or want to change the color you can do so. You can also write the text and then drag the boxes that denote your text area to position it where you want it. As you can see in the screenshot below, the box has been dragged down so the text appears in the middle of the banner.
Once you are satisfied with the banner, click the Tick at the top right to accept. Now you want to save the banner so go to: File – Save. You can now see how the banner will look and adjust the quality or the file type if you desire. Once you are happy with it, click the Save button at the top right and choose a location. You’ve created a banner.