Monday I gave myself extra time to edit some posts and to finally finish my sidebars but I got sucked into a veritable time hole and didn’t emerge until I had made a couple of Facebook covers. I think I’ve been clear how much I like PicMonkey (I feel like I gush about it online and to anyone that will listen). I was away when they unleashed the new collage feature and had to wait to really start tinkering with it. Tinker I did. Collages galore. I don’t want to get distracted but you can make all sorts of styles and it’s so easy.
Speaking of easy here’s a few tips about making your Facebook covers
Edit each picture individually
Sure this adds more steps and is not necessary but I like the idea of adding effects and text to each picture before attacking it as a whole.
Upload all the pictures you want to use
Don’t worry you don’t have to use them all or can add more to the mix.
PICK A STYLE
In this case there are a few presets sized to fit as a cover photo perfectly. You can move the shapes around and resize them. I prefer a bigger photo on the left because it will be hidden a bit by your profile pick.
Save as a picture and then re-edit to add textures and especially text. I love using textures to tie everything together and text to add sayings or websites across the length.
upload and enjoy fresh look
If you’re updating your fan page you could even add QR codes to special posts or recent events related to site. But I would double-check Facebook’s policy on it before you added anything they might consider advertising.