The cover photo on your Facebook timeline is your biggest branding opportunity and the most important piece of imagery for communicating your brand to your followers.
Unfortunately, there are so many business pages out there who just upload regular photos for their cover picture, which are not designed for that space and dimensions. What you end up with is the top and bottom part of the image cut off and it just looks wrong. This is one of the most basic things that you really should get right for your brand.
Back in October, we showcased our selection of the 50 best designed Facebook cover photos. Many of the best of these were integrated masthead designs where the cover photo and profile photo merge seamlessly as one, leading to a clever and creative look. See a few of the best examples below:
This tutorial will show you how to create your own integrated timeline masthead using Photoshop. So not only will you have an amazing cover photo for your business page at the end of this tutorial, but we'll also be going through and using some of the essential tools in Photoshop.
We're even providing a PSD template for you to download, meaning all the hard work is done and you don't need to worry about all the dimensions and measuring up! This template will ensure that you create seamless continuity between the two images.
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