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Hero Journal Skin by danlev Hero Journal Skin by danlev
This free deviantART Journal Skin allows you to easily add a "cover photo" to any Journal. You can use any deviation as a cover photo, or you can upload your own.

Adding a Cover Photo:

The process is somewhat simple, but takes some very basic HTML knowledge.

1. Add an image to the beginning of a Journal.

For best results, use a higher-resolution horizontal cover image.

Screen Shot 2014-04-22 at 4.49.00 PM by danlev 

2. Click Edit > Switch to HTML Mode

Screen Shot 2014-04-22 at 4.49.17 PM by danlev 

You will now see some code that uses the format . This is deviantART's markup to display deviations.

Screen Shot 2014-04-22 at 4.49.54 PM by danlev 

3. Wrap this code within a <div class="cover"> tag:

Important: The top edge of the image will be aligned with the top of the header of the Journal and the bottom image will be cropped out as the browser resizes. If you'd like to reverse it so that the bottom of the image is aligned with the bottom of the header, use the code <div class="cover_bottom">

Screen Shot 2014-04-22 at 4.50.33 PM by danlev 

4. Your Journal now has a cover image!

Screen Shot 2014-04-22 at 4.54.59 PM by danlev 

UPDATE: Thanks to Ikue for providing code that automatically adds a link the deviation used as the cover. 

Thanks to mathew-s-hanley for letting me use his photos (the first two on the right side of the image) 
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Daily Deviation

Given 2014-08-06
Hero Journal Skin by danlev is a minimalistic, yet very appealing journal skin with the focus on the header, which can be adjusted to your liking with a few steps.

[dA Related / dA Skins & Scripts / Journal & Gallery Skins / Installable Journal Skins] ( Suggested by bradleysays and Featured by ginkgografix )
Endorell-Taelos Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014   General Artist
Dan, this is my new favourite skin. It's so awesomely versatile. Brilliant work. :la: 
AlchemicAngel19 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Congrats on the DD!
Thank you for making this skin; it's refreshingly simple to customize! :D
Cinnamoncandy Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your DD!
Dragondud Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
Beltaneh Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
Great skin! The design is very neat
Thank you for the work - and making it easier for us to customise it :star:
Sidian07 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Student General Artist
How awesome! Thank you so much for sharing~!
AgonizingSwordfish Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Congratulations on the DD! :happybounce:
meiyue Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Student General Artist
Congratulations on the DD! :love: 

Have a nice day :iconlainloveplz:
aleexdee Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
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