Facebook TimeLine – cover image template – free download!
The roll-out of TimeLine, the new look to Facebook pages, has caused somewhat of a stir. Many people kick against it, but many photographers use the banner space available to good effect. The good news is that once you get used to it, the Timeline view of Facebook is easy to implement; easy to use; and easy to navigate. Timeline also helps in clearly presenting your brand as a photographer, or whatever your interest or business might be.
The distinctive look of Facebook’s Timeline view starts with a banner consisting of a wide Cover image and a smaller Profile Image. The Cover Image is also what becomes the Page’s Icon next to every post.
As mentioned here a few days ago, I decided to embrace the new look on my photography page on Facebook with a banner using several of my favorite images. Instead of a single image, I wanted to show some variety. While I am a wedding photographer, I also do other photography work.
When I posted news about the update to my Facebook page, I had a bunch of people ask me how I managed to line up the the Profile Picture with the Cover Image.
Well, here’s how it is done …
While Facebook is an important part of my marketing, I’ve been too busy to attend to this upcoming deadline. Still, I wanted my Facebook page to look cool. So I had a photographer friend, Blonnie Brooks, (wedding photographer in Delaware), design it for me. From the images and logo I sent to her, she created the montage Cover Image, and the matching Profile Image, with little input from me.
With the great response to my updated Facebook page, and interest in how it was done, Blonnie was kind enough to make this a Photoshop template, with the two images lining up. You can find the tutorial and download the PSD file from her site. (The zip file contains the PSD file and the instructions again.)
So there is how I did it. With the generosity and kindness of a friend! Feel free to download and use it. (Remember to show some blog love there.)
Interestingly enough, for her own Facebook page, instead of multiple images, Blonnie decided to incorporate a single detail image with her branding.
And speaking of generosity, if you need thorough info on how to set up Facebook’s Timeline view, check out these two tutorials:
- Everything You Need to Know About Timeline for Facebook Pages, by Jamie M Swanson
- How to customize your Facebook posts with Timeline, by Sarah Lee Williams
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