Hey guys, here are some arrow labels made as custom shapes in Adobe Photoshop. If you’ve been following along, you may remember that I used a heart shape in my Letterpress tutorial. Photoshop shapes are versatile — you can enlarge or shrink them to any size without loss of quality and because they’re stretchable, you can make them wide and fat or long and skinny. And, you can make them any color you want.
These happy arrows are great for pointing out important details in your photos. In the following photo, I used (you might say overused) these arrow labels to point out exactly what I consumed for lunch yesterday (veggie burger – yum). Better yet, you can use them in your style posts, outfit posts, use them to tag friends in your photos, or use even these arrows as navigation buttons.
In a couple of days (by Friday evening or sooner), I’ll have a screencast showing how to customize and add these arrows to your photos.
Blog Bling Inspiration: Madewell
When we moved to our little apartment, I got rid of most of my clothes and only kept the things I loved. In fact, my entire closet fits into one suitcase. Unfortunately, some of my favorite clothes have fallen apart, like my very old and most beloved The Queen is Dead Smiths t-shirt — it’s got way too many irreparable holes in the armpits! :) So in my search to find some decent grownup clothes, I ended up at Madewell (via Creature Comforts) — Madewell has really pretty clothes, simple and stylish without going over the top.
Anyway, one of the things I noticed were their black arrow labels with white text and I thought this style would make great labels for annotating photos. Go check out Madewell’s well-made site to see how effective these labels can be.