How to Jazz Up Your Blog Fonts


ARE YOU TIRED OF YOUR SAME OLD BLOG “THEME” FONTS?

 At least in my WordPress blog theme, you don’t really have much say in what your writing looks like. Even if you pay to customize (which I did) , there are limits BOLD,  ITALIC, CROSS OUT. Not terribly creative, and more than frustrating to a graphic type like so many craft, art, and creative bloggers are. (The rest probably are happy you don’t even think about it).

  • By accident I discovered a couple of tricks for making your page look different.

I was copying a small selection from another site to put on Crafters Do Eat,  Too. (July 26, 2012) There was a headline in the article which was in a large bold font. What a surprise… when I pasted it into the post ….

THE FONT STAYED THE SAME. Whooo Hooo!

So now all I have to do is find websites with styles the way I want, copy the words, select them and change them to my words. It works, but who wants to look for fonts in other people’s websites (most of them are basic, anyway.)

I wasn’t ready to give up because I have so many neat fonts on my computer. What about just typing the words I want, formatting them and copying to my WordPress post.

I am trying this as I write the blog. Let’s see if it works. Here is the screen shot from my Word page.

But this is what happened when I just copied the words and  pasted them in from Word:

This is Totally Cool

Obviously it didn’t work. So the way to do it is what I used as a sample of what the words should look like, above.

  • Type what you want in Word or any other program.
  • Pick the font and color and size you want.
  • Take a screen shot or clip it.
  • Bring it in as a graphic (if you’ve never done that, check out your blog tutorial).

OK, WHAT ABOUT THE WHITE BOX?

If your blog background is white, you won’t even see it.

But if you do want to do away with the white box on a colored background and have some graphics experience, bring the screen shot into Photoshop (I don’t know if other programs let you do this or not).

  • In the Layers panel click on the Layer Background … it changes to Layer 0 which will allow you to do the next step
  • Using the MAGIC WAND tool, select the background white.
  • Don’t forget the middle of closed letters
  • SAVE IT AS A PING (Jpg won’t work)
  • And import it to your blog.

Have fun, and if you can think of a better way to do this, let us know!

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God loves you …. and there isn’t a darn thing you can do about it!

3 responses to “How to Jazz Up Your Blog Fonts

  1. I’ll have to try this! The biggest problem I’l have with this is needing my PC to do the photoshopping, transferring it to a flash drive and putting it into my MAC.

    BTW, good to see you back here. I was thinking about you the other day and wondered what you’ve been up to. :)

  2. Nice to see you too! I had found myself so involved in blogging and reading others’ wonderful blogs and commenting …. well it became all consuming. (some people call it addicted lol). So I said I would only blog if I felt a specific need to share. Btw I have a new MacBook Pro Retina and use Parallels quite successfully.

  3. In case you’re confused, I changed the name of the post. :-)

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