Video Guide

Save the Blackboard Banner Template to your computer.

Watch the video 1

Watch the video 2

Thank you to Christy Patton, UQ Business School Learning Designer for permission to use her Photoshop template and videos.

Access software

UQ has a site licence for Adobe Photoshop so you can download a copy to a UQ owned computer. 

If you have a UQ owned computer (and your desktop support is through ITS) refer to the Self-install software on UQ computers guide. Otherwise, contact your local desktop support team.

Download template

  1. Save the Blackboard Banner Template to your computer.
  2. Save a copy of your school logo to your computer.

Note: If you do not have access to a school logo file, search and download it from the Internet.

Change the Banner for your School

  1. Open the banner template in Photoshop.
  2. Click on Layers.
  3. Change the colour of the banner triangles.
    • Double click thumbnail for a layer with the name Rectangle.

Triangle layer update

  • Select a colour and click OK.

Choose triangle colour

  • Repeat for each triangle.
  1. Click on the lock icon on the logos layer to unlock it.
  2. Click on the logos layer to select it.
  3. Click and drag your school logo from the folder where it is saved onto the banner.

Add school banner

  1. Resize the banner so it fits in the top right hand corner of the banner above the drop shadow.

Tip: Hold down the Shift key on your keyboard when resizing to stop disortion.

  1. Press the Enter key on your keyboard.
  2. Click and drag the logos layers over the bin icon to delete it.

Save a Banner image

Save a royality free image for use on your banner.

Examples of royality free image websites:

Add a new Banner image

  1. Select the replace layer.
  2. Click and drag your banner image from the folder where it is saved onto the banner.

Drag in banner image

  1. Resize the banner image and move it over the top of the current banner image.

Tip: Hold down the Shift key on your keyboard when resizing to stop disortion.

  1. Press the Enter key on your keyboard.

Resize banner image

  1. Select the ABC123 XXX XXX layer.
  2. Select the Text tool.
  3. Click on the text in the image and update.
  4. Click on the File menu and select Save As.
  5. Save the file as a PNG file.

Save as PNG

Add the Banner to your Course

Refer to the Add a Banner guide.