The FREE Banner Maker from is just a neat site! You can come up with some very nice banners there, and there are a lot of options in formatting text (hightlights, shadows, rotation, outline), background gradients, borders — and it’s really to use!

I needed to do a little tweak with the finished ad in my paint program, but other than that, it was very easy and convenient — I was pleased with the results!

Hope this is helpful!