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Video tutorial for custom Facebook cover photos that rock

Have you ever seen a Facebook profile where the profile picture looks like it’s part of the cover photos? There’s a way that you can do it, with a little bit of Photoshop magic.

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The best kind of Facebook cover is custom

As a business professional, most of your time on Facebook is likely related to networking and promoting your brand, so why not make sure your profile picture and cover photo (the large image now topping your page or profile) that are custom and branded to your company? It’s a missed opportunity to not do so, honestly.

If you’re not tech savvy, or you don’t own Photoshop, there are non-custom Facebook cover photos available for download, so don’t worry – you don’t have to have a boring or ugly picture!

Custom Photoshop template for Facebook cover photos

This spring, Facebook made some changes to the sizes of images required for cover photos and profile pictures, rendering custom cover photos previously designed defunct, so we offered a Photoshop template for the new profile image sizes, but some were still stuck.

In the image above, you can see one of our favorite cover photos of all time, designed by Ben Goheen in Stillwater, Minnesota. It’s funny, it’s clever, and Goheen said he created it with the help of the following video:

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In the video above, he mentions two downloads which are found in the description of his YouTube video. Although we cannot guarantee the safety of any download, we have downloaded and opened the zip file he links to, and we believe they are legitimate.

Looking for inspiration?

Before the Timeline features were rolled out for Facebook, we hacked our way into using the cover photo features and found other people who had done the same, featuring 50 Facebook Timeline Covers as examples and offering best practices tips, including how to avoid looking like your Facebook is all mucked up like a MySpace profile.

Then, because you wanted more, we highlighted 50 more Facebook Timeline cover photos for you to peruse. And then you wanted more, so we showcased 40 brands using Timeline Cover photos on Facebook Pages.

That is 140 cover photos for you to peruse and get motivated by – not all of them are creative or even custom, but take from them the spirit of creativity and come up with your own through the Photoshop download, and if you don’t have the skills, ask your designer or a friend to help out.

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