Last year December, Facebook Timeline was announced/launched for its users. Facebook Timeline organizes your profile just like a vertical scrapbook. It displays, a reverse chronological order of your statuses, photos, videos and links posted by you or tagged by your friends. I really like this feature overruling the thought, a lot of people not liking it. Duh! A change would do you good!
Few days back, Facebook updated Timeline feature on Business Page as well, which actually made me think of this article. Well, creating a Facebook cover is no Big Deal if you upload a sunset, a pet or bunch of gorillas. Such casual and lazy efforts looks good on Personal Pages but talking of a business page, you might have to
screw keep pets, nature and folks aside. Yes, to impress facebook page fans, you will have to draw some straight lines. Mmmm… we have an objective here to design Facebook business cover page precisely.
Lets quickly summarize this article for better understanding. The article has been divided into three parts: Basic Requirement, Set Cover Page Layout and Design Business Cover Page. And here we go…
Here is a list of items you need, to design Facebook Cover Page:
- Image Editor (We will be using Photoshop in this tutorial)
- Business Page Theme (Business Website, Graphic Banner or Company Logo)
- Cool Fonts (optional)
Set Facebook Cover Page Layout
In this step, we will prepare Cover Page Layout to match exact dimension and it is recommended for Best results. Follow a simple procedure below:
- Open image editor and Create a New PhotoShop Document with Width: 851 pixels and Height: 315 pixels. For Facebook cover page exact dimensions refer to screenshot below.
- Cover page requires three guidelines for accurate layout. Set first guideline at 24 pixels from Left, set the second guideline at 159 pixels from Left and set the third guideline at 224 pixels from Top. (Refer to screenshot below)
- Save the Document and we are all set with the Cover Page Layout.
Design Facebook Business Cover Page
We are just a step away from your Awesome Business Page Design. Are you ready with your Theme ? If not, then give it a thought or you can also refer our article to Create Twitter Background. Once ready with Business Theme, with no further delay lets go ahead with Facebook Cover Page design.
1. PLACE THEME ELEMENTS – BE CREATIVE
Depending upon our Business place elements, like banner, slogan, punch line, logo or services in the Cover page. Feel free to express your creativity in this step, don’t forget to refer screenshot for usable and unusable area.
2. FACEBOOK AVATAR SIZE
Facebook avatar, so called Profile Picture is also part of Facebook Cover page. Facebook Avatar Image size is 160 x 160 pixels along with 4 pixels white border and dark 1 pixel outline around, making the Avatar Image Box as 170 x 170 pixels. (Refer to the screenshot)
Already done with above two steps ? Yes: Bravo, No: Keep Working! Designing is a never ending activity and should never stop, until you are done.
You can see a Demo TheCreatology Facebook Page.
Wasn’t It fun?
I am sure it was, but its your time to express now and think with creative mind. What do you think about this article ?
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Why this update?
This post is updated with new Facebook Fan Page Cover Size and Dimensions, as Facebook changed Cover page dimensions.
Published on: Apr 07, 2012
Revised on: Aug 03, 2012