Thursday, May 10, 2007

Ad Banners For The Hoi Polloi

Some days, I just don't want to mess with Photoshop. But what's an author to do if (a) she's too lazy to use Photoshop; or (b) she's too poor to procure Photoshop and/or doesn't have a programmer husband to procure Photoshop for her?

Design awesome banner  ads like this one FREE at

That's right. She cheats. She uses a web-based banner designer like this one. Of course, then she has to put up with the FREE AD mess in the corner, but it's a small price to pay, especially compared to the arm and leg you'll have to give up in order to buy Photoshop.

Have any other web-based ad banner creators you like? Any other freebie/cheapie ways to make 'em? Let me know in the comments and I'll add your ideas on

Sonja Foust
Author of LOVE IN SHADOW (The Wild Rose Press)


Maggie Toussaint said...

Hey Sonja,

I love your ads. The guy reminds me of Derek in Gray's Anatomy. That's so cool that you figured out how to make the banners and animated them.

I felt like something was missing though. Was there a free ware program you used instead of photoshop to get started?

Let me know, Okay???


Lynette said...

I've used the site you mentioned, Sonja and created a couple of banners that are on my website:

I was very pleased with the results!


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Allie Boniface said...

Thanks for the link!