Create Your Own Tumblr Banners for Free with Adobe Spark

Make unique Tumblr headers in minutes. No design skills needed.

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The blogging platform Tumblr is a great way for both businesses and individuals to share ideas, photographs and generally helpful information. Today, more than 319 million users take advantage of Tumblr to reach followers. If you want your Tumblr to look professional and cohesive and bring in potential customers, it's important not only to consider the content on the page -- but also its design, including the banner.

Ease of use saves time and energy

Luckily, there are some software solutions, like Adobe Spark, that allow you to create beautiful and professional-looking Tumblr banners -- for free -- without needing to hire a professional designer. One of the best reasons Tumblr users choose to use Adobe Spark is because it's an easy tool for creating cover photos that are unique. The app contains preset image sizes designed to fit the Tumblr template, so you can ensure they look good no matter what device a viewer is using. It's also packed with a huge selection of design assets, including royalty-free photos, fonts and layout templates. Spark also allows you to upload an image of your choice as your banner. You can edit and tweak your banner from a mobile device and sync between desktop and mobile -- which means that you're free to work on your Tumblr headers no matter where you are.

Create your own Tumblr Banner

How to make a Tumblr banner

  1. Select a size

    Select the proper-sized image for your Tumblr banner to match your template. This step ensures that the entire image is visible -- and legible -- when visitors access your blog.

  2. Pick your theme

    Pick a pre-designed theme from Adobe Spark's selection. Then, easily tweak the theme to fit your Tumblr's needs.

  3. Choose an image

    Select an image to serve as the background for your header. You can pick your own image or choose one from the royalty-free photo library.

  4. Decide on a font

    Use a font that best fits your banner's and brand's aesthetics. You can choose from a wide range of professionally designed fonts from the typography library.

  5. Download, print or share your invitation

    Once your banner has been designed, you can download it to use on your page.

Simple steps to a custom Tumblr banner

If you want to make personalized banners for Tumblr using Spark, there are many ways you can customize your creations. First, use custom images, instead of choosing a photo from the library. Simply upload your own from Adobe Creative Cloud, Adobe Lightroom, Dropbox or Google photos. Next, try tweaking pre-made themes. Themes exist to make things easier for users, but you can change once you've chosen it by editing the text, photos or icons to make your banner work best for your blog. Finally, consider purchasing a font. Several unique fonts are available on Adobe Spark for a small fee, and you can buy one to add a unique look to your Tumblr wallpapers.

Budget-friendly, professional-looking banners

Many Internet users that want to utilize Tumblr don't have any expert design knowledge, and hiring a professional graphic designer to create a Tumblr banner or header image can be prohibitively expensive. However, Adobe Spark is a Tumblr banner maker that conveniently provides pre-designed themes, layouts, fonts and photos, which ensures your Tumblr looks professional when visitors view it. Because the Adobe Spark app is free, you can save your precious resources for other business endeavors, instead of spending them on a professional designer.

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