How To Create Facebook Cover Photos In Designer

Your Facebook Cover Photo is the first thing someone see's when they land on your Facebook page. Our Facebook Cover Photo Templates are designed with this in mind, providing you with the perfect starting point for creating eye catching graphics. Here's how to create a new Facebook Cover Photo with BeFunky:

Step 1: Start by opening BeFunky’s Designer 

Step 2: Select Templates from the menu on the left sidebar.

Step 3: You’ll find Facebook Cover templates under the Social Media Headers category.

Step 4: Select the template you'd like to customize.

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Step 5a: Change The Background Photo. Click on the original image in the template and select Replace Image in the Image Properties box that appears. This will open up a dialog box that allows you to upload a photo from your Computer 

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Step 5b: If you'd like to use a photo from your BeFunky account, Facebook profile, or one of the million plus free stock images available via Pixabay, ou can navigate to the Image Manager tab on the left sidebar menu, click the '...' icon, then choose the location of your liking. 

Step 6: Change up the text. Click on the text you want to change, then use the Text Properties box that appears to change your font, text color, spacing, and more! Notice that in the fonts library, you can choose from our fonts (Ours) or access any font that’s stored on your own computer (Yours).

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Step 7: Add Graphics. Use the Design Elements tab in the left sidebar menu to add shapes and graphics. Once you find one you like, click on it and watch it appear on the template. When you click on your graphic in the template, a Graphic Properties box will appear to help you make any changes you want.

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Quick Tip: If you want to resize your graphic in freeform mode, hold down the shift key while dragging.

In our Facebook Cover design, we’ve changed the Color Overlay and the Opacity to make this rectangle more transparent.

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Quick Tip: If you notice that your graphic appears to be 'hiding' text, images, or other elements, click on your graphic and select Move Backwards from the Graphic Properties box (see below). This will move your graphic behind your other elements. If you click Move Backwards too many times, click the Move Forwards button or hit Cntrl/Command + Z to undo your moves, one step at a time.

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Step 8: For this example, we chose to add another colored square graphic. Choose the color overlay, resize the square, and change the opacity like we did below.

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Quick Tip: In order to rotate to shape, click the centermost circle on the shape and drag in the direction you want it to go. By creating a bigger shape than the Facebook cover image and rotating it, we created a triangular looking edge in the final piece. 

Step 9: Save your new Facebook Cover Photo. Click Save As Project from the Save dropdown at the top, this will allow you to come back and edit your design at a later date. Next, save a flattened version of your design to Facebook and set it as your new Facebook Cover Photo.

Finished Design

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