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How to make a Facebook Cover photo

This is so easy and you too can have a cool Facebook cover photo.

I thought about doing screen shots and cutting and pasting all the steps, but that can get confusing for you. The easiest way is for me to do a video tutorial so you can see where I’m clicking and I can talk you through some options.


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A Facebook Cover Photo should be 851 x 315 in size.
A Facebook Profile Image should be 180 x 180 in size.

Now go ahead and make yourself a blog banner too! The best size for a blog banner is no bigger than 1000 x 300.

Good luck!


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    July 22, 2012 at 10:38 am

    You are the best!
    I will sit down and do this tonight as today I am taking a broom up to the house block and cleaning it up while the boys are ball boys for QCup and my daughter is at work.
    Have a great day
    Pen x

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      July 22, 2012 at 11:20 am

      You have a very busy day!

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    B is building a house
    July 22, 2012 at 11:16 am

    You are a champion!!!

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    boomerang jane
    July 22, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    Thank you for sharing for us IT idiots. Love it. Didn’t realize it would be that easy. I will try it this afternoon.

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    July 22, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    Thanks a million for this. xx

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    July 22, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    Hi katrina, I was in Richmond today and yours and Amies house is for rent from The Block! Still furnished! You should move in, ha!

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    July 22, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    Great tutorial Katrina! Your video makes it look so simple! Thanks for sharing.

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    July 22, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    Going to watch this tomorrow when I’ve had more sleep (had a work function last night!) and the kids are at school.

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    Gail McCormack
    July 22, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    Ohh so much faster than the loooong way I do it, thanks Katrina!

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    Mrs B
    July 22, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    katrina, you have no idea how much that helped me! I actually lost interest in blogging for months purely because I couldnt change any part of my blog and became very frustrated. I followed your suggestions and created a new header…very bright but exactly what I wanted.Its already up and running now.
    Thankyou xxx ooo xxx
    Mrs B xxx

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    July 22, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    This is a great way to do the cover photo. Thanks for the quick and easy to follow steps. Watching the video was nicer then trying to interpret screen dumps too. Thanks. =)

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    July 23, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    thanks so much for that Katrina, I had previously used Picasa but picmonkey is so much easier!

    xx Karen

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    Ness Lockyer
    July 23, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    Thank you for this…you know I am not tech savvy at all. This would work the same for etsy’s banners wouldn’t it?
    Thanks lovely.
    Ness xx

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      July 24, 2012 at 9:29 am

      Yes! Make it 760×100

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    July 23, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Hooray! Thanks Katrina! I will be on to this first thing in the morning πŸ™‚ x

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    July 23, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    Thanks, Katrina – you’re a legend. Like Ness, I’m wondering if this would work for an Etsy banner. J x

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      July 24, 2012 at 9:29 am

      Yes! Make it 760×100 πŸ™‚

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    Melissa Davey
    July 24, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    I was devastated when Picnik closed down, but was so grateful that a friend showed me PicMonkey. I love that you can use it for cover photos too. Makes life so much easier for anyone wanting simple photo editing and collage making.I used it to make a cover photo for my Mum’s cake decorating page too.

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    July 26, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    Thank you Katrina, you are a legend. I was about to make something for Mr M and I could not for the life of me work out how to get the text on the collage. I am enjoying playing around with picmonkey. I love your tutorials you make it all seem easy. Mmmwahh

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    Sharon @ Funken Wagnel
    July 26, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    Oh, how handy! I’m going to have a crack:) Thank you

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    Lia Halsall
    July 28, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    What an awesome post, thanks for sharing Katrina. This was so easy and now I have a fabulous new facebook cover image all thanks to you.

    Have a great weekend! xxx

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    Michelle Hayward
    July 29, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    Thanks so much for this! I always appreciate your openness and willingness to help other bloggers and those using social media – for those still learning it’s the chance to ‘stand on the shoulders of giants!’ I’ve made three of these now and shared the idea with two my older kids…and I have to say my 13 year old picked up on stuff I missed the first couple of times I watched it. He got it! I was a bit slower…but I’ve got it now πŸ˜‰ Thanks Katrina! You rock! Have an awesome time away! xxx

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    Melissa - Malli Interiors
    July 29, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Thank you so much, this was brilliant, I didn’t even know PicMonkey existed. It is amazing the professional look a small getting started business can have with a little help.

    Warmest regards,
    Melissa x

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    August 3, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    Katrina, thanks for posting your banner tutorial. I’m very grateful that you made it quick and easy to follow and I’ve already used it to replace my old banner. My tech-savvy hubby was very impressed!

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    Cattle and Cushions
    August 15, 2012 at 11:11 am

    I changed my fb cover photo yesterday since using your tutorial – it rocks!

    I have had a terrible time with my blog header, off to fix it too. You are a legend!

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