Make Your Own Facebook Cover Photo

Make Your Own Facebook Cover Photo - Transform your images and pictures into personalized covers for your Facebook web page.
What you'll discover
How to set up a custom-made picture size, use effects or edits, and also conserve your photo for usage on Facebook.

Make Your Own Facebook Cover Photo

1. Establish a personalized picture size
Open Photoshop. Select File > New. Name the file "cover-photo." Establish the size to 851 pixels, the height to 315 pixels, as well as resolution to 72 pixels/inch.
These are the minimum dimensions for a cover image on Facebook. This enables you to design your cover image in Photoshop without presuming just how it will show up on Facebook.
Click OK. A new empty paper will open up.

2. Open an image
Go to File > Open, as well as find a picture or image on your computer system that you wish to make use of as a cover photo. If you're adhering to together with the example property, situate "make-creative-facebook-cover-photo. jpg." Click Open.

3. Duplicate your image
With the image from Step 2 open, find the Layers panel near the bottom appropriate corner of the Photoshop workspace. If you don't see the Layers panel, go to Window > Layers.
Right-click (COMPUTER) or control-click (Mac) the Background layer as well as pick Duplicate Layer ...

4. Duplicate your picture (cont.).
In the Match Layer dialog box, choose the "cover-photo" you created symphonious 1, for the Destination > Paper choice. Click OK.
By doing this, you position your individual photo or picture (or our sample picture) within your custom-sized document from Step 1.

5. Resize your photo.
Two pictures are open in your work area. Click the "cover-photo" tab to continue editing and enhancing the document from Step 1.
Select Edit > Free Transform, or press control/command + "T" on your keyboard. A bounding box shows up around the edges of the image, as shown. If you can not see the bounding box, zoom out (press command/control + "-" on your keyboard).
Range the picture: Click and also drag one of the corners of the bounding box. Constrict the percentages by pushing Shift while scaling the image. Rearrange the image: Click and also drag the picture in the bounding box. When you're done, press Go into.

6. Get innovative!
You have resized your image. Currently, draw forms, include kind, and try out various other creative results to personalize your image. Use the links at the bottom of this page to check out pointers as well as strategies for creatively modifying in Photoshop or Lightroom.
For this example, I included text and also forms, and also utilized mixing modes for a fading result.
Hint: While developing, remember that your profile image will certainly cover the bottom left edge of your cover picture!

7. Save your image.
As soon as you're finished, choose File > Save As ...
In the Style menu, pick a file kind for your photo. For an image, select JPEG data style; if you added message, a logo design, or various other shapes, we recommend the PNG data layout. Click Save.
A second dialog box may show up, depending upon the chosen data format. If so, specify your extra choices and also click OK.

Now you prepare to publish your image to Facebook!
By setting up a custom photo size, you could try great deals of different picture modifying methods, and manage exactly how your picture shows up on your Facebook wall surface. Make use of the links below to explore various concepts and also methods for applying creative impacts and also modifies!