I have been getting a few questions about how I made my personal facebook page’s cover photo and I thought that you might be interested too!
Here are a few examples of what I have use in the past few months for my cover photo:
(note: The text images I found on Pinterest . If you made one of these, let me know and Ill give you the credit that you deserve. I also love them by the way and would buy a print. Just saying.)
I like the idea of having a few photos that really sum me up right at the top. I also want to keep my profile photo the same for a little while because if I changes it with every new fun photo session that Dan and I take on our adventures, I’d be¬†changing¬†my profile photo all the time. Instead, I just change up the photos on my Cover Photo montage and I get to keep things fresh without making a big change¬†constantly. I also like the idea that my profile pic is yet another one of the photos scattered on this pretty fabric. You know what I mean?
So the big secret is that I use Picasa to do this. That’s right. The dreaded “free editing tool” of Pro Photographers everywhere. I am not one of those. While I NEVER edit images with it, I have found it is a great place for making collages. It is SO much simpler than Photoshop and is accessible to everyone.¬†To make a collage simply choose the photos you want to add, arrange them, set the size (for facebook use 851×315 px), and save it. It’s that simple.¬†Also, see this pin for an info graphic on other facebook photo sizes that may be helpful if you really get into it and want to customize everything.
I did it for our business page as well. I tried a few options but settled on two images for now that I think really tell our style. With Picasa though, there is not problem with¬†changing¬†it up¬†whenever¬†I want.
Think of the¬†possibilities¬†with your wedding, anniversary, recent vacation, new hair cut?¬†I can’t wait to see yours!