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In this video we’re going to walk you through it using a great FREE online graphics software package called Picmonkey.
Have you thought, I just want to add some text to this picture or maybe you want to change up your Facebook Cover to help you highlight a promotion your running or a new product lunch. Being able to create beautiful graphics quickly is always going to be useful for your marketing, right? Let’s show you how. Click on the video below.
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00:22 | The image sizes you need for your Facebook Profile Image and Cover Photo.
00:38 | Introducing PicMonkey free graphics software.
00:58 | Setting your Image Size. Selecting a Facebook Cover Image size.
01:40 | Using Overlays to add overlay pics, icons and images.
03:05 | Adding your own pictures to create a collage. Moving, resizing and repositioning objects.
04:18 | Adding shapes.
04:50 | Changing fill and line colours.
06:16 | Adding and formatting text.
08:01 | Managing the order of objects.
10:40 | Saving your image.
11:08 | Uploading your cover photo to Facebook.
11:21 | Making further changes to your image.
12:00 | Creating a Facebook Profile Image
13:19 | Uploading your Facebook Profile Image
Here’s a few extra pointers when thinking about the designs for your Facebook Cover Photo and Profile Image.
Facebook Profile Image
This is the square picture that appears next to all your posts.
You need an image size of 180 pixels x 180 pixels.
Because this image is small, don’t put too much detail into the image because it will be really hard to see when it’s so small. Most companies typically use their logo or a version of their logo for their profile pic.
Facebook Cover Photo
This is the large ‘banner’ image the helps you brand your Facebook fan page. When someone lands on your page, you want to make it simply obvious what your company is all about.
You need an image size of 851 pixels x 315 pixels.
Facebook now includes your Company Name and some buttons at the bottom of this image. So it’s a good idea leave space for that. You want to avoid the Facebook content sitting on top of any of your own text or pictures. That just looks a bit messy and unprofessional.
It’s also a good idea to change up your cover from time-to-time to keep it looking fresh. Use it as a way to highlight a special promotion you have running, or a new product you are launching. Be smart with the design when you’re using the ‘Call To Action’ Think about incorporating into your design an arrow or something similar to really highlight your Call to Action.
If not, you really want to because it’s one of the most powerful ways Facebook gives you for driving more leads for your business.
We have a video that shows you the different types of calls to action you can have, and how to set it up. CLICK HERE to check it out.
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