Feel the spirit of Old Hallow’s Eve with these custom made Halloween Banner. You can incorporate the photos of your children in costume or some spooky character images. Hang the banner by your porch rails, the door, above the fireplace, and just about anywhere you want to hang it. It’s fun and easy to do with GIMP. Are you ready to learn how? Then read on!

Halloween Banner

 

This Halloween Banner is created with the Hocus Pocus Digital Scrapbooking Kit. Open a new 8.5 by 11 inch image in landscape form.

You can increase each image by clicking on it so you can easily see all settings used.

Halloween Banner

Go to View and put a check mark beside Show grid and Snap to Grid.

Got to Image and click on Configure Grid. Break the chain link (circled red) and change the values to 5.500 x 8.500 inches.

Halloween Banner

Open the background you are going to use as a new layer. Here, I used the Hocus Pocus Kit from Digidesignresort.

Move the new layer to one side of your blank image. Right-click on the top layer and click on Layer to Image Size.

Halloween Banner

Open another background and move it to the other half. Right-click on the top layer and click on Add Alpha Channel.

Right-click on it again and click on Layer to Image size. Do another right-click on the top layer and click on Merge Down.

Halloween Banner

Hide the top layer by clicking on the eye beside it.

Go to Image > Configure Grid. Change the values to 2.750 x 8.500 inches.

Halloween Banner

Pull the top ruler an inch or two before the bottom.

Halloween Banner

Click on the Free Select tool and create a selection as shown below.

Halloween Banner

Unhide the top layer and press the Delete key on your keyboard. Click Select > None, and return the ruler guide to the top.

Halloween Banner

Create a new transparent layer. Using the rectangle select tool, create a space for photos and fill it with white.

Halloween Banner

Lower the opacity of the top layer to around 50. Merge all visible layers and print your banner.

Halloween Banner

You may make several copies of those and hang them alternately, or you could make a banner with a variety of patterns.

Halloween Banner

If you want, you may also print out some accents you can use to embellish the banners.

Halloween Banner

Attach photos and accentes, staple them to black, white, or orange ribbon or lace, and they are ready to hang!

Halloween Banner

Want to make that Halloween Banner yourself?

Here is the kit!

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