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How To Make An Awesome Facebook Timeline Cover Photo

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Facebook is pushing out the new Timeline layout to all Facebook users in the next few weeks. If you want to stand out in a crowded sea of mediocre timeline photo layouts, you need to check out this simple tool that will help you create an awesome Facebook timeline photo.

If you aren’t familiar with the Facebook Timeline feature, it is the new Facebook layout that incorporates your traditional profile photo with a larger header image. Below the photo layout, you can see a timeline of all your Facebook activity since you joined, a telling and sometime humorous journey through time, especially if you’ve been on Facebook for years.

Now that Facebook for Android has been updated to show mobile versions of your Timeline Cover, you’ll want to make sure it looks cool.

If you want to create a Facebook Timeline photo layout that catches the attention of friends, potential dates or employers, you need to check out the free Facebook Timeline template.

This tool requires Photoshop, which you can try free for 30 days or use at your local college computer lab. If you haven’t used Photoshop before this tool will take care of the heavy lifting, and the comments on Ausgetrock will help with any questions you have, you just need to find the photos you want to use and a cool way to arrange your Facebook Timeline photo.

To get started, you will need a profile picture that is 180 x 180 pixels and a larger header file that is 851 x 314. You can crop or resize images in Photoshop to get your images to the right size.

Facebook Timeline Photo Template

To use the Facebook Timeline profile photo creator, follow these directions;

1. Download the Facebook Timeline Hack.

2. Unzip the file you downloaded.

3. Open fb_timeline_template.psd

4. Click on the ‘personalization layer’ and add your photos to the psd file.

5. After you line up your photos click on the Facebook_timeline_hack.atn file which will create the two photos for you.

6. Upload the photos to Facebook and choose them as your Profile picture and Title picture.

The process may take a few tries to get just right, and if you have never used Photoshop before you will need to spend a few minutes getting your bearings, but it simplifies the process of creating a cool Facebook timeline photo layout.

Here are a few awesome Facebook Timeline Cover photo layouts to give you some inspiration.

Aly Moffatt Graffiti Facebook Timeline Cover

cool facebook timeline photo cover

Antonio Fadda ID Facebook Timeline Cover

cool facebook timeline photo cover 2

Giuseppe Draicchio ET Facebook Timeline Cover

cool facebook timeline photo cover 3

Leo Lee iPad Background Facebook Timeline Cover

cool facebook timeline photo cover 4

Share your creation in the comments. I still need to make a better Timeline Cover now that there is a tool for creating one.

Via Gizmodo

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12 Comments

  1. Chris Stanley

    02/07/2012 at 6:50 am

    This is really cool, gonna try it out!

  2. Nico Grienauer

    02/07/2012 at 9:07 am

    I have updated the file and added an Photoshop Action so the export of the pictures will be automatically…

  3. Rania

    02/08/2012 at 6:09 am

    Awesome, can’t wait to try this. 
    I have mixed emotions about timeline but either way, we’ll all be stuck with it soon enough. Here are seven resources to help you embrace Facebook Timeline: http://www.bit.ly/AmTpCn

  4. Michael P. Crilley

    02/19/2012 at 8:01 am

    Cool concept!

  5. Hate_it246

    03/09/2012 at 7:40 pm

    damn i dont know how to do this :(

  6. Yermajesty7

    04/16/2012 at 6:14 pm

    I click the .atn file but then I’m not sure what is supposed to happen, I’m lost.

  7. Tubieso

    05/31/2012 at 12:02 pm

    find many cover facebook http://cover-download.com

    Cover size http://coversizefacebook.com

  8. Matthew Jordan

    07/30/2012 at 8:58 am

    marvelous.

  9. asian_billyell

    09/23/2012 at 11:08 pm

    Hey Ya I Found Out How To Remove A List Of People In Your List Without Blocking Easily :

    1)Tap The ‘Me’ Button(your profile button) On The Top
    2)And You Can see it have four menu on the left (tweets),(following),(Followers),(Favourites),(Lists),click on lists
    3)Now you can see the people names under the Lists Subscribe to/member of
    4)Click on the people names
    5)Then it will appear ‘find people to add your list’ or the people profile that you click
    6)You can see the (edit) (delete) buttons on the left , up to the Tweets
    7)Just Simple Click On The delete buttons and it should pop out ‘Are You Sure You Want To Delete this List ?’ then it got (yes) (no) buttons
    8)After You Delete It It Should Pop out the words ‘there was an error during this list ‘ a few second and dissapear ,dont worry about it , the list you delete has been remove
    9)Do this again and again if the list didn’t deleted…
    10)Don’t Forget To Follow Me On Twitter ”https://twitter.com/Asian_Billyell/lists” and helps me like and subscribe my video channel on youtube ” http://www.youtube.com/user/BillyYongChunHow6353/videos?view=0

  10. Marian

    09/26/2012 at 1:02 pm

    I like your covers, not all but mostly are pretty and if want see other sweet cover i recommend ,
    http://www.facebookcovers.info, it’s a site like your that i recommend , i hope don’t demand you.

  11. SHEENA

    10/04/2012 at 5:47 am

    REALLY USEFULL POST 4 ME

  12. Kamran

    07/10/2013 at 10:31 am

    Will try it,thanx for the help. :)

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