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How to Make Matching Facebook Profile and Cover Photos

By Theo Martin | Small Business

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Ford on Facebook with matching cover photo and profile image.

A matching Facebook cover photo and profile picture looks professional and exciting. You can do so many things with it to various ends, such as making your Facebook followers laugh or just to make your profile look amazing. But how do you line up the two images and make it work? We’re here to help.

How to line up your cover photo with your profile picture

1. Screenshot your Facebook profile page: The first step is to take a screenshot of your profile page for size reference. Past this screenshot into Microsoft PowerPoint or a similar program where you can CROP the screenshot. We’ll be using our client, Rowperfect, as an example:

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Screenshot of the Rowperfect Facebook page

2. Crop your chosen picture into two images: now that you have your profile screenshot and have pasted it into Microsoft PowerPoint you can begin cropping your desired image. Detailed instructions follow this image…

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  • FRAME 1: mark your cover photo and your profile photo. The blue rectangle we’ve created represents the cover photo size area and the red square represents the profile picture. Remember to paste the screenshot exactly as it is and do not re-size it, even though it is larger than the PowerPoint work area.
  • FRAME 2: import the image you want as your combined profile picture and cover photo. Then re-size it so it is as big as the blue and red rectangle combined. Line it up as you wish.
  • FRAME 3: duplicate your now re-sized imported image, place it in the same location as its original and crop your imported image and its duplicate to be the size of the blue rectangle and red square respectively.
  • FRAME 4: now you have your two images, save the big one as COVER PHOTO and the smaller square one as PROFILE PICTURE.

3. Place them on your Facebook profile page: now you have your two images you can place the PROFILE PICTURE image on your Facebook profile picture and use the COVER PHOTO image as your Facebook profile cover.

If all is done correctly your Facebook profile cover photo and profile picture will now line up together and look flash, just like the Rowperfect Facebook page!

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Be creative: some interesting ideas

Here are a few ideas we found that might spark some inspiration for you…

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