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How to make a Face Book cover photo

Tigrai Online, October 25, 2013

How to make a FaceBook cover photo for your personal facebook or for your business page. The facebook cover page is the big picture on top of any facebook page.

Original photo for face book cover photo
Photo of Ethiopian Airlines hostess

The face book cover photo we are going to design will be based on this photo of Ethiopian Airlines hostess.

The Face Book page cover dimension are 851px wide by 315px high. If you make your picture 851px by 315px it will fit perfectly to the slot where it goes.

Face Book page cover and profile photo dimensions
Face Book page cover dimension are 851px wide by 315px high

If the picture or art work is to small facebook will stretch it to fit the space and if the picture is too big facebook will randomly crop your photo. In either case you may not like the end result.

A huge face book photo cropped in the wrong place
The above big huge face book photo was cropped in the wrong place by face book after uploaded

After you made a beautiful art work and spend some time designing a cover photo you don’t want it be chopped in the wrong place or look so grainy and fuzzy when you upload it to your facebook.

This photo was too small and after face book automatically stretched it, it look bad
Don't upload too small photo or art work for your face book cover. Face book will automatically stretch it and it will be blured.

Make sure your facebook page cover photo will look great from the start by making sure it's the right dimensions (which are 851 pixels wide and 315 pixels tall, in case you were wondering).

Important information on your face book cover should be shown clearly
Important information on your face book cover should be shown clearly

The above face book cover photo shows the name of the company in the right side showing clearly.

Important information is covered by the logo
Important information on your face book cover should not be covered by anything

The above face book cover photo shows the name of the company in the lower left hand corner partially covered by the logo that is not a good prictice.

Your face book profile photo is the small picture on the lower left hand corner of your facebook cover. Usually it is a portrait of your face or a logo of a company. The profile photo is 180px by 180px, but it shows up as 160 x 160 pixels.

When designing your face book cover photo make sure your profile photo don’t cover important information.

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