Did anyone else cry twice because right around the same time these things happened: Picnik closed and Facebook forced you into Timeline mode? Like all things that come to an end, the www opened a wonderful window: PicMonkey, by some of the same ppl who did Picnik. But guess what, I like it 10x better!! I’m not even getting paid to say this, I just really like it :)
As far as the Fbook Timeline issue I can’t help you, I really don’t like it either. I don’t understand why some posts go under other posts that are older, anyone?? But I do kind of like the Cover Photo. So I wanted to make a little custom montage of all thing Taylor Made. When I made this original one, I didn’t take any screen shots but then I got a few questions about it.
Ask and you shall receive…
How to: Make a Facebook Timeline Cover Photo using PicMonkey
(click on any photo to make it larger)
You need to start with a plain white canvas. You can do this one of two ways. 1- you can just use a white plain image by saving a blank page in paint or 2 -open any regular picture in PicMonkey…
Cover the picture with a white rectangle from the “Overlays” section. Then merge it together so it is just a white page now.
The “crop” it to 851 x 315 and hit apply. This is your background.
In the overlay section there is a button at the top that says “your own”. That is where you will get all of your pictures from.
Start choosing pictures for your Cover Photo and arrange them. Keep in mind that the bottom left hand corner of the picture it will be covered by your profile pic. You can leave a little bit of the white background showing for a collage look or you can have the pictures touch. I like the spaces myself.
Then save it and upload it to your Facebook page. Here is the second one I made with a spring flair :)
I know I made my header craft blog related but anyone can use this with pictures of their kids, dogs, landscapes/travel… etc. So do you love PicMonkey yet? And how do you feel about the timeline? At least now you can customize your cover photo that makes it a little better right, hehe?