How to create elegant Facebook Cover Pic in 10 min

 

UPDATE : 

We have made the entire kit and more than 10,000 icons available for FREE considering the fact that it will be very useful for many on the occasion of Social Media Day on 30th June, 2015.

Download it here : Social Media Giveaway Kit.

We wanted to create cover pics in real quick time and save our time for important core operations like design, coding. So we were wondering how to create elegant Facebook cover pic in very less time. But we were unable to find solution through which we can do it quickly yet they are elegant, beautiful and professional.

We all love DIY (Do It Yourself) templates. While creating Facebook cover pics, we decided to create DIY templates for not only for Facebook but also for Twitter, Google Plus and Linked In (for company profiles) & hence landed in creating entire Social Media Marketing (SMM) Cover Kit.

Where this Social Media Marketing Cover Kit is useful?

This is extremely helpful and big time savers especially, when you or your team have Photoshop skills (even very basic is enough) and in less time you want to create and deliver them. Mostly these kind of situations are there for Social Media Marketing (SMM) Companies where they can either use it for their own social marketing or their clients’.

What you will get inside Premium DIY Kit?

  • 40 editable PSD files for Facebook, Twitter, Google + and Linked In
  • All layers are well organized in PSD.
  • All elements and text are 100% vector & easy to edit.
  • Use smart objects to change image/icon/background
  • Use shape, to change color quickly according to your brand
  • Gradient and flat color options for background are available inside each cover pic
  • Help file with instructions on how to change the images and links to download the fonts.
  • 100% free fonts used.

The DIY guide :

Here is how it can be achieved step by step

  1. Download Premium DIY Social Media Marketing cover kit from here (40 PSD pack) (If you want to give it a try, we would like to give 1 FREE PSD. Please contact us here)
    Considering the no. of requests we are getting, we have decided to give files for  FREE [purchase_link id=”472″ text=”Buy Now” style=”button” direct=”true”]  here itself. There are 4 PSD’s inside zip file; 1 for Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Linked In each.
    Check at the top of this post. Entire Premium DIY kit has been made available for FREE! Go grab it!!
  2. After unzipping “FinalFiles.zip”, inside “FinalFiles” folder, you can see following folders
    • Facebook_851px X 315px
    • Google+1080px X 608px
    • Linked in_646px X 220px
    • Twitter_1500px X 500px
    • Help_File
  3. If you go inside Help_File, you can see detailed steps one by one and if you understand all steps, you can skip everything written below! Hurrah!!
    If you want to check the of Help File, please download Help file for Social Media Marketing Kit.
    Or else, continue reading ahead…
  4. Lets say if you want to create following Facebook cover pic, you can open Our_Features.psd file inside Facebook_851px X 315px > PSD_FILES.
  5. You will see following artboard with a layer panel open. Awesome! we are almost there!Our_Features_PugMarkerYou can see different group layers inside layer panel and if you open group, you can see layers are color coded for your help. Similar to following screenshot.Color_Code_PugMarker
  6. Okay, if you are finding it too overwhelming, please skip above step
  7. How to change Text?
    As you know, if you select group “Text”, you can easily replace text the way you want.
  8. How to change icons? 
    No worries, we have used Smart objects here inside “Icons” group.Icon_Layers_PugMarker
    Double clicking smart objects will take you to new Photoshop file where you can replace icon.
    If you want, you can also find many icons here which may suit your need. If you want specific icons for your business, you can also find smaller set of icons here. In case if you do not find, let us know if there any specific requirement is there to create icon.
  9. How to change background colors/patterns?
    Inside “BG_Options” group, there is a smart object “Place_Your_BG_Here”.  Double clicking it, you can see four groups which can be used to create many different types of backgrounds like changing pattern colors, BG colors; you can even have either flat or gradient BG.Pattern_PugMarker
  10. Here is what we have created for our Facebook cover pic using above process.Our_Services_PugMarkerWe get this result in 10 minutes with the help of smart objects, Shape layers, Various options for BG ( Flat & Gradient Color ) you can change it with just only one click.
  11. With little bit more efforts and visualization you can also deliver better output by combining objects from our other files for example the line hexagon pattern can be taken from Social_Connections.psd inside Facebook_851px X 315px > PSD_FILES & can be added to enhance your design.Our_Services_01_PugMarker

Our Cover Pics Live in Action :

Do let us know if you find it useful and time saver. If you want us to create wonderful Social Media Cover Pics, please let us know.

PugMarker salutes Dr. John Nash!

We are deeply saddened by the loss of beautiful minds, Dr. John Nash and his wife! 🙁  May god rest their soul in peace.

When he says “Classes will dull your mind destroy the potential for authentic creativity“, (in Beautiful Mind) we somehow connect our college days where we were always eager to go out and learn.

Even though we are core designers, we equally love Mathematics and are always trying to achieve balance between two. We have been big fan of Game Theory and have been studying if we can contribute something by experimenting in UX and game theory.

Thank you Dr. Nash for your such a wonderful contribution to world. We will always remember you!

Congrats Silverbug to be sponsoring Wolves!

I, on behalf of Team PugMarker, would like to congratulate Silverbug to be sponsoring one of the most exciting football clubs in the UK, Wolverhampton Wanderers! It is really exciting to be part of the journey.

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(Courtesy : Silverbug.com)

Here is Official announcement

Owen, Neil and Team Silverbug have been doing really great work for long time and on behalf of Team PugMarker, I wish you all the best for the coming events and future ventures. May your all dreams come true! 🙂

Our Icons on Silverbug’s celebration cake!

Isn’t it awesome to see your design work on celebration cake of your client?

We provide design solutions to Silverbug Ltd, including website. To represent their services, we have designed unique and concept based service icons for their website. After few days, we got pleasant surprise as Team Silverbug used our icons on their celebration cake!

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I really wish I could have had a piece of the yummy cake! 😛

We are coming soon with detailed case study. Stay tuned!