As you may have noticed, Instructables has a new homepage!
So, Instructables is giving you the power to create new Images.

That's right, we want you to contribute to Instructables' new homepage!
Just make sure to put some decent effort into it, because we're only going to use the images that we like.

Step 1: Download the Template

First, you're going to need to download the Homepage Template.

There are two templates, one is for Adobe Photoshop, the other is for The GIMP.
Thanks bro
This is the link to my <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-How-to-Make-Iced-Tea/">Instructable</a>.<br/>
And another:D
Is that an instuctable?
Hello.<br/>This is my first homepage image from my first <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.instructables.com/id/World_in_an_egg_Make_a_Fabergeacute_style_hen_e/">Instructable</a>.<br/>Enjoy it...............................(and <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.instructables.com/contest/faberge/">vote</a> it)<br/>
Can anyone do these for me? <br/><a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Care-for-a-Wild-Rabbit-Nest/">https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Care-for-a-Wild-Rabbit-Nest/</a><br/><a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Give-a-Dog-a-Bath_1/">https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Give-a-Dog-a-Bath_1/</a><br/><br/>You can use any picture in the iBle that you think is best. <br/>
Here's one.
Sweet, thanks!
Does it still work with the newest layout, the one with the slideshow of images?
I'm not able to open the "template" for gimp (i'm running gimp 2)
Does GIMP work with a Mac? I don't have photoshop (I think). Would any of you be willing to do one for me? Preferably of the Roy Rogers or Hovercraft, but any other is fine.
Hey,<br/><br/>I made some images for you, enjoy. Also you can get GIMP to work on a Mac, Go <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.gimp.org/macintosh/">here</a> to find out more information.<br/><br/>Louis<br/>
Really? Cool!
Anybody want to do one for this?<br/><a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Care-for-a-Wild-Rabbit-Nest/">https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Care-for-a-Wild-Rabbit-Nest/</a><br/><br/>or<br/><br/><a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Give-a-Dog-a-Bath_1/">https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Give-a-Dog-a-Bath_1/</a><br/><br/>
Woot! but i notice that my images are unusually grainy compared to the others. I set the quality to 40% in GIMP but it seems that the area around the text is blurry and grainy. Am i doing something wrong?
Nope, that generally happens - it may just be more noticeable on your images because of your background color selection.
Should I change the quality setting to something other than 40% ?
Cool! Thanks!
yep you can get it for mac but you need X11 also.<br/><br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/x11formacosx.html">http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/x11formacosx.html</a><br/><br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.gimp.org/downloads/">http://www.gimp.org/downloads/</a><br/>
Is there a better interface for submitting these images yet?<br/><br/>Anyway - I don't know if we're doing Homepage Images for Slideshow submission yet, but if we do, here's one for <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.instructables.com/id/My-first-woodturning-projects/">My first woodturning project(s)</a>...<br/><br/>
If we're doing slideshows, here's one for <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.instructables.com/id/Rapidprototyped-Weighted-Compainion-Cube/">my companion cube</a><br/>
Here's mine: <a href="https://www.instructables.com/id/Whittle-a-Staff--Walking-Stick/">https://www.instructables.com/id/Whittle-a-Staff--Walking-Stick/</a> <br/>
well, heres mine. Check out the instructable <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-own-Gorilla-Pod/">here.</a><br/><br/>
It's pretty good, but the image is all stretched out. Think you could replace it with the original?
I made one. :D
I have two That I just did! I love this Template!!! It would be so cool to someday see either of these on the front page!! My cat would definitely have to see for himself, he just wouldn't believe me.
These are both of my instructables:<br/><br/><a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-your-cat-purr/">The First one</a><br/><br/><a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.instructables.com/id/Pocket-sized-collapsible-eating-utensils./">Second One</a><br/><br/>Please let me know what you think. I don't think there is anything out of place on either of them, but I may be overlooking something.<br/><br/>Thanks!<br/>
Hi Gang! I'm trying to create a homepage image but I'm a mere white belt in Photoshop-Fu. My base image is a bit undersized (640 instead of 700 pixels) ...is that terrible? Also, my instructible ID is very long- too long for a file name. Can I abbreviate it for the file name? Sorry for the noob questions! Thanks in Advance! -Jim
I wouldn't worry about the Id title, whatever you have is fine. I really think you should have 700px minimum, 'cause that's the size of the banner on the homepage. If your picture gradually fades to a certain color, you're welcome to extend the photo w/ a rectangle of that color, so long as it looks good (and feel free to edit the image on that border so it looks nice). Sorry for answering so late! -Josh
Hiya Josh, No worries on the lateness- I appreciate your help with this! This was my first instructible and I'm excited about getting the word out. Anyhoo....I got ahold of the original image, and here's what I came up with. Whattaya think? Cheers, Jim
Did it get posted? I've been refreshing the main page and never see it. In other news, refreshing the main page is a fantastic way to find new instructibles! It's really neat what people have come up with! is there way to link to instructibles.com so that graphic is on the front page? A couple chameleon newsletters have asked for a link elaborating our setup. Thanks again for all your help! -Jim
I don't do the posting, so I'm not sure. Sorry!
Here's one for my latest <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.instructables.com/id/Ease-the-Pain-of-a-Child-who-has-Cancer-with-Paper">Instructable</a><br/><br/>If someone is going to post this, please do it soon because, this instructable will only be relevant for the next few weeks.<br/>
hows this? i had to cut out part of the picture so you could see the text.
you changed the font and you added a white background to the text. you're supposed to use the same format they give you.
my pic is naturaly black and white so i had to add a white background to make the text be able to be read. also my photo editor is weird. as far as i know i cant change the type of text. it makes the pic in layers. the test was one layer and i could not edit it.
its says tho that the only thing that you are allowed to change is the text to black or white. try choosing a different image. your image does not tell much about the instructable.
yea it does. its a pic of glitch city in pokemon blue. and all of my pics are black or white. also have you seen the instructable?
choose or do a different instructable then. and the text background is still white, which it cant be. change it to clear, and your background is confusing. really confusing.
witch picture are you talking about? my first one or second one?
second one. it is very confusing with the text area.
no its not! that is action replay codes in the background!
yea, but its very confusing against the black text. it makes it really hard to read. choose another image, with most of the image on the right side.
i have decided that i am just going to get a new picture for it and put it in the instructable. it will be a color image insted.
ok, good. but it has to do with the instructable AND NOT ONE FROM GOOGLE OR SOMEWHERE ELSE. it has to be your own image, that you took.
i know about google. i took this one. i will add it to the instructable later so if you are going to post it on the home page wait a little while.
did u center the text on the bottom line? and try editing the image so the side on the left is slightly faded.
no i did not center the text on the bottom line. and i could edit the image so it is faded(if i can figure it out on my photo editing software). yea that was like the 10th photo i took because luigi's mustash kept geting in the way.

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