Last week, I spent some time creating a handout with all of my books. I got the idea when I saw a similar list that Peter Reynolds created. How cool would it be to have something you could slip into books, post on your site and more? So I came up with this. The file name indicates that this is attempt #5. Given the fact that I fiddle with each attempt numerous times, it is probably attempt #10 or #15.
I’ve enjoyed playing with this but it makes me want to tweak my site, my blog, LinkedIn, etc. I don’t really feel confident in my design skills but a friend recommended Canva.com.
She uses Canva because she doesn’t have Photoshop. I use Photoshop, Illustrator, and Publisher which I used to make this.
But the good news is that Canva has tutorials. A lot of it has to do with using the software but it also includes information on selecting a color scheme, creating a logo, solidifying your brand and how and why to edit photos. And a lot more.
I spent some time playing with it last night and have selected a color scheme. I’m not 100% certain that I’m going to stay with that because I may feel moved to go with something in the sepia category as in old maps. But I have to admit that these are the colors I’m drawn to time and time again. So, at least for now, this is my color scheme.
I just realized that my Facebook author page and my Twitter feed aren’t on my to-be-updated list. Wow. This is going to take some time but the more I think about it the more I like the idea of a single look. Has anyone else taken the time to do this?