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How To: Make Facebook cover with PicMonkey’s Collage Feature

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.

extra step

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.

Okay I shared two I did plus I’m working on a new fan page one myself. Once you try it out share it over on my page. And if you haven’t already liked PicMonkey on Facebook check them out.

30 Responses to How To: Make Facebook cover with PicMonkey’s Collage Feature

  1. This is brilliant and just what I needed. I love Picmonkey too but didn’t think to use the collage feature to make a cover photo. Would it work as a blog header too? Thanks for the tip, visiting you back from the SITs forum!
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  2. Allegra says:

    This is fabulous! I was wondering when something was going to take Piknik’s place. And while I initially hated the new timeline profile I am starting to appreciate the larger profile pictures. Thanks for sharing, Allegra
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  4. I LOVE Picmonkey. I made one of these for my personal FB page but I haven’t made one for my blog yet. Handy post — thanks!
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  5. Carolina says:

    Love PicMonkey! Great tutorial. I learned the hard way…edit individual pictures first, then place in layout.
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  6. Nessa says:

    This helps a lot, since I plan on re-doing my Facebook page really soon. Thanks a bunch!
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  8. I am trying to work on better pictures and collages, and this will really help. Thank you for sharing all of the good info and ideas!

  9. susie c. says:

    thank you SO much for this! since finding your post (today, via SITS on facebook) i’ve redone my personal fb page cover photo and 2 fb business page cover photos. awesome… :)
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  10. Thanks for the tips, I found your page on SITS.
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  11. TriGirl says:

    This was so helpful! I now have a cover on my fb fan page! I think it’s about time to update my blog header next :)
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  12. Stacy says:

    I just found PicMonkey a couple of days ago but I love it already. I wasted an hour or two playing with it over the weekend. Thanks for the tips on creating the FB Covers, I just made one but I didn’t do it with their templates, now I wish I would have.
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  13. Thanks so much for sharing this! I just made one for my blog’s Facebook page! Now, I am officially addicted. :)

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