In an effort to contribute back to both the Thesis and Word Press communities I have documented how to embed the Next-Gen Gallery plugin to your header, or banner image and place your logo above it.
This functionality allows you the ability to have your banner image change how you like it beneath your logo at the top of your website.
Here is what my settings looked like: Once your settings are how you like them, save the file with a distinguishing name.
Save it to the custom image folder inside of Thesis: ~/wp-content/themes/thesis/custom/images/ You can now FTP that image to your webserver.
Once you are happy with the shadow its time to save out the logo/type image.
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You should turn off all image layers so that you only see your logo/type and shadow.You may have clients that would like the option of changing their header image on their own and this gives them that option.Things you will need to perform this tutorial: You will need to have Word Press, Thesis, and Next-Gen Gallery (NGG) installed before proceeding. First you will want to determine the size of your image, or header. You will need this for both creating the image and for settings inside of Next-Gen.If you would like a variety of images in your header beneath the logo/type and manage them in a central location.Once the initial programming and configuration are setup it’s all image management after that.Select your logo/type layer then select the layer/layer style/drop shadow inside the menu options of Photoshop.Adjust the settings to your liking and you should see a drop shadow from your logo/type on top of the image.We used smart naming conventions to make sure we can tell these images from others just by their names.We titled our images: Now that the images are prepared its time to prepare the logo/type.We used Photoshop to create a layered file containing all of our images so that we can position and scale them within the size constraints and save out the multiple versions of the file.You may want to import your logo, or typeset your text now, to position it on top of all the images so that you can determine the static position that the logo/type will present itself.