How to Add a Special Banner in a WordPress Website using Zerif Lite
Are you looking to create a special banner for your WordPress website? Having a unique online store banner is a great way to attract potential customers to your site. You can use various methods to find the right image for your site. However, this article will teach you how to create a special banner in a WordPress website using Zerif Lite.
Step one: Select A Banner Image
The first step is to select a banner image. You have a variety of options when it comes to creating unique online store banners. You can use free stock photo websites like [crowdflower](https://www.crowdflower.com/), [Fotor](https://www.fotor.com/), or [Unsplash](https://unsplash.com/). You can also use the [Google Image Search](https://www.google.com/search?q=banner) to find an image that suits your needs.
If you’re looking for a specific product, you can use various methods to find the right image. One method is to use the [Google Image Search](https://www.google.com/search?q=banner) to find a suitable image. Then, use the [Product Searcher](https://support.google.com/googleplay/answer/60050) to find the model number or make and brand of your device.
Step two: Crop The Image To Suitable Size
Once you have your banner image, you’ll need to crop it to suitable size. You can use any photo editing software, like [Photoshop](https://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop.html) or [Gimp](https://www.gimp.org/), to crop your image. Simply ensure that the dimensions of your banner image are not larger than the space that you have to work with. You do not want to make your banner too small to be noticed, but you also do not want to make it so large that it takes up too much room on your website.
Step three: Adjust The Brightness And Contrast
Now that you have your banner image, you’ll need to adjust the brightness and contrast to make it pop. Simply follow these steps to properly adjust your image to fit the space that you have available:
- Open your image in a photo editing software like [Photoshop](https://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop.html) or [Gimp](https://www.gimp.org/).
- Use the [Curves](https://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop.html#curves) tool to adjust the brightness and contrast of your image.
- Adjust the brightness of your image until you have the right amount of light and dark areas. Ensure that there are no oversaturated areas, as this will make your image look unnatural.
- Use the [Gamma](https://www.gimp.org/tutorials/Gamma_Adjustment/) tool to apply a slight gamma adjustment to your image.
- Adjust the contrast of your image until you have the right amount of contrast between the bright and dark areas. Ensure that there is some low-contrast area in the middle of your image to avoid looking too uniformed.
- You can also use the HSL (hue, saturation, luminosity) tool in your photo editing software to adjust the colors of your image.
Step four: Add Some Background
Now that you have your banner image, you’ll need to put a background behind it. You can use a variety of methods to do this, but I would recommend using a solid color as your background to make it simple. You can also use an image as your background if you want to add more depth to your banner. Just make sure that your image fits the dimensions of your banner and is the right resolution.
Step five: Format The Text
Finally, you’ll want to format the text on your banner. Use a large typeface in a serif typeface family like [Baskerville](https://fonts.google.com/specimen/Baskerville) or [Garamond](https://fonts.google.com/specimen/Garamond) to make it pop. You can also choose to use a sans-serif font like [Arial](https://fonts.google.com/specimen/Arial) or [Helvetica](https://fonts.google.com/specimen/Helvetica) if you want a simpler look. Just keep in mind that less is more when it comes to typography. Use fewer words and larger type to draw more attention to your banner.
After you’ve used these steps to create a banner, you’ll find it simple to add the special HTML tags that display the banner in a relevant position on your website. You can also use various methods to make your banner stand out from the rest of your content. For example, you can use one of the many free SEO tools like [Udacity](https://www.udacity.com/), [Wix SEO Tools](https://www.wix.com/support/docs/mobile/6692b9d8b28b3568a6e8115a6b2a3f0/metrics/), or [Enom](https://domains.enom.com/cgi-bin/customer/account?action=showProfile&userID=2702) to find the right keywords for your site.
Ensure that the image is the right resolution. If you’re using an online stock photo website to find your image, the photo should be at least 300 pixels wide and tall.