What you will need:
- A website or someplace on the internet where you can store graphics.
- A way of uploading graphics from your computer to your website.
- Familiarity with highlight, copy and paste.
This tutorial will assume a couple things.
1) That you have the ability to create electronic graphics.
2) That you know how to upload them somewhere onto the web.
These things will not be discussed during this tutorial.
Step 1: Convert your
picture(s) to electronic graphic format and save in the *.jpg or *.gif
formats. Those formats are compressed and upload pretty easily. Don't forget to
downsize the graphics before uploading them so they're not huge. I usually upload two
copies of the same picture. The little one is always 100 to 150 pixels in height. That's
my thumbnail. The big one is never more than 700 pixels along the longest side of the
Step 2: Upload your
graphics and make a note of their path. The path is
their location on the internet. For instance: http://sunnidee.tripod.com/homegrafx/ani-sold.gif
would be the path for this picture ----->
Step 3: Once you're
graphics are all uploaded, trip on over to Polymer Clay Central Message Board
area and select Post New.
Step 4: Select the appropriate
folder and name your thread. This will drive you to the page
where you create your message. (Left click on the thumbnail
for a closer view.)
Step 5: At the bottom of
the webpage you'll see four buttons and four lines with check boxes and radio buttons.
Click in the checkbox next to "Check here if HTML tags are in the message
(not including signature)."
Step 6: Scroll back up and
place your cursor in the message box and we're ready to begin.
Now, you just cruise through the rest of the tutorial to find the
configuration that most closely meets your needs. You'll find the cheat sheets on the next