Facebook cover photos are great ways of adding substance to your feed. It allows you to express yourself and your interests, in an easy but prominent way. Of course, to most of us, finding the perfect fit might not be that important. However, many businesses do find a need to have a properly formatted Facebook cover photo. It’s the perfect way of advertising the content, product, service, etc. that your business offers. Today, we’ll be looking into the different methods that you can use to create the perfect Facebook cover photo.
The first product that we’re going to be looking into is Wondershare Fotophire. Fotophire will allow you to make Facebook cover photos in a quick and efficient way. The Fotophire is an intuitive product that offers a variety of features. These features include, but is not limited to:
In order to launch Wondershare Fotophire, you will first need to download and install the product. You can download it for FREE, from the official website. The process shouldn’t take anymore than a couple of minutes. Once the installation is done, a popup box will appear on your screen (shown below.) After that, double-Click the first orange box called the “Photo Editor”. This runs the program and takes you to the main editing platform.
In order to begin editing, you will need an image to edit. If you know where it is, all you need to do is click the orange “Open…” text. This will trigger another popup box. Locate the image that you want to edit, and proceed.
Now that you have imported the image, we can get to cropping. Click the Crop icon. You can create a custom ratio by clicking “New” on the side-bar on the left. Assign the ratios as follows:
This will allow a pre-set border that you can adjust. This ratio is the perfect Facebook cover photo size, all you need to do is adjust as needed and click the “ Crop” button.
Canva is an online editor. It’s a FREE online photo editor, one that allows you to edit your photos - so long as you have an internet connection. It’s the best online Facebook cover photo maker, and a good alternative to the Wondershare Fotophire.
In order to use Canva, you’re going to have to sign up. This account is free, but they do offer a premium membership- one that requires a monthly payment. Once you’ve signed up, verify your account, and log in.
The first thing that you’ll be greeted by, is their home page. This home page will offer a variety of different formats. As you can see from the photo below, the “Facebook Cover” format is 6th on the screen. Double-clicking this option will open a secondary tab on your browser.
Upload the image that you want to make into your Facebook cover photo. Clicking on the “Upload your own images” button will prompt a windows popup that will allow you to locate and import your image.
The format has already been set, all you need to do is adjust and resize the image to suit your taste.
Once you’re satisfied, all you need to do is download and save the image to the location of your choosing.
The next product that we’re going to be looking into is Adobe Photoshop. This is a professional graphics editor. It focuses more on function, than ease of use, making it quite difficult to master.
The Installation process of Photoshop is complicated. It requires you to create an Adobe Account and then download and install Photoshop CC. It comes with a 7 day free trial, but afterwards, you’re going to have to pay for a monthly premium membership. Once it’s launched, this screen will pop up. In order to begin, click the “Create new…” button.
In order to prepare your new document, you’re going to do several things. First, name your document, we decided to stick to “Facebook Cover” for this one.
Next, assign the ratios as follows:
In order to begin, you’re going to have to import your image into Photoshop. To do this, click the File tab > Open… This will prompt a windows popup to appear on your screen. Locate your file and proceed.
Importing the image will open up a new tab on the interface. Right click on the “Background” layer and click “Duplicate Layer…”.
Choose the document you created on the drop down menu and click “Okay.” This will copy the image to the document.
Click Select > free-transform and resize the image. In order to finalize, make sure to click the “Apply” button on the popup.
In order to save your file, you need to click the File tab > Save… This will prompt a windows popup to appear on your screen, locate the desired save location and you’re done.
There are many graphic editors that you can use to make a Facebook cover photo. However, there is no doubt that the Wondershare Fotophire is the most helpful. This Facebook cover photo maker will allow you to resize your images and edit it to suit your needs.
Canva and Adobe Photoshop are good alternatives, but not perfect. Canva can only be accessed online and Adobe Photoshop is a professional software that is much too complicated for untrained users.
As such, if you’re looking for a software that is quick and easy to use, then we recommend using the Wondershare Fotophire.