Let me show you how:
First we will start with creating your signature. You will need to some type of design software, Pixlr (free), Corel or Photoshop Elements, or whatever software you can get your hands on. I use Photoshop CS4 but the steps are very similar no matter what program you use.
1. Open a New File.
2. With the Type tool, choose a font and then type your name. You can add any effects to your name and add any embellishments you like. Here's mine:
3. Now, save your file twice, first as a Photoshop file, or Pixlr file or whatever program you are using. (Saving it in this format allows you to make changes later if you change your mind about the design.) Then, save your file as a png file. You will find this option under "Format" in the window that pops up for you to save the file. If you do not see png as an option, then hit Cancel and go to your File menu. Look for something like "Save for Web and Devices". Choose png from the list of Formats. (It may not say Format, but it may just show one of the formats such as "gif".)
4. Once your file is saved as a png, you need to upload this image to the web.To place your image on the web, you need to find an image hosting site. Photobucket is a great image hosting site that is free and gives you plenty of storage. Set-up your account by following the instructions on their site. Once you are logged in, click the green "Upload now" button.
Click the green button "Select photos and videos" and Browse to find your png file. When the image is uploaded, click the small box next to the file name so that there is a check mark. Then click "Choose action" and select "Generate link codes for selected".
A window will pop-up. Click in the box that says "Direct link". This will copy the link code so that you can paste it in the next step.
5. Now it is time to go back to your blog. This is where you have two options as to how to add it.
First: You can add your signature to all of your new posts, but not to your old posts. (Very Easy to add. You don't have to go to "Edit HTML" at all.)
Second: You can add your signature to all of your posts. (A little more complicated. Also, if you use the widget "LinkWithin", the signature appears after this widget. Not a big deal, but it looks a little weird.)
First Method: Go to your Blogger Dashboard and
Update: In the new Blogger Interface, go to your Dashboard and click "Settings" and then "Posts and Comments". Where it says "Post Template", type the following:
If you would like your signature to line up on the left, change the part that says "right" to say "left". Then insert your "Direct Link" that you copied from Photobucket in the place of the words "Direct Link". Make sure that you keep the quotes around the words "right" (or "left" if you changed it) and your direct link as you see it here.
Click "Save Settings" at the bottom and try it out. All of your NEW posts will have your signature at the bottom! (You will not be able to see the signature until you make a new post.)
Second Method: I found this method on another blog, by Kevin and Amanda. If you have any questions about how to do it, let me know. I've used this tutorial tons of times.
*Signature embellishment is by Katie Castillo at Just So Scrappy from her kit Happy Day