FAQ Friday: How do I make a header image for my emails?

The header image appears at the top of your email and spans the full width. Headers are usually 600 pixels wide. Typically a header includes your logo and company name. It can also include a tagline, contact information and/or other images.

Now, how do you create your own?

Here’s the basic set-up:

  • 72 DPI
  • 600 pixels wide
  • About 150-250 pixels high

Using a program such as Adobe Photoshop is ideal, but we know not everyone has access to or knows how to use Photoshop. You can also design your header using online programs such as pixlr.com or have a service such as Bright Peak Creative Services design one for you. We’ve even seen folks design really neat headers in Microsoft PowerPoint!

In PowerPoint, set your page width to 8.33 inches and your height to about 1.5 inches. When you are done with your design, go to File > Save As > Other Formats, then select JPEG from the drop down options.

Here are some headers we really like for inspiration:

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Riverflow

Which is your favorite design? How do you create your header images?

 

 

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About Audrey Howes

Audrey has been an active member of the Swiftpage team since September 2009. Audrey manages Social Media and special projects with her marketing know-how and design expertise. When she’s not working you are likely to find her enjoying time with her family in the mountains near Steamboat, going for a run, reading a good book, being goofy with her kids, or savoring a latte in a local coffee shop.

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