Ah, another tutorial, Yay! Lots of requests lately from clients that want use these timeline covers, so here is a generic tutorial anyone can use that you do not need a specific program for. Let’s get started, shall we?
(For those wanting the exact width the photos need to be when using my covers, it will vary depending what style you order – but if you want one like shown below (available in all themes, just ask!) the side photos should be approx 225 pixels and the middle approx 320 pixels, leaving a little room for the white border that goes around them.)
First, go to Pixlr.com and click on “Open Pixlr Express”. It’s gonna look like this after you click that:
By now you should have saved the timeline cover image I sent you, if you haven’t – do that now. Click the “browse” button, and browse to find the timeline cover. After you find it, it should look like this (only with your cover, of course):
To get the best bang from your fancy new timeline cover, I suggest using the best quality photos you have. Showcase your work like you’re proud of it, because you should be! I don’t sell products anymore so for this I am going to use pictures of 3 of my little ladies (who I am super proud of, hehe). Let’s pretend we are making a cover for a hair accessories shop, k? Click “Adjustment in the lower left hand corner. Then, select “Add Image” from that menu. It will add your image – like this:
See that little circle on the right side of the photo? That is how you make the photo smaller. The top circle rotates the photo. Adjust your photo to the size you want it to be, over the space you want it to be in. If your photos are too wide and overlap, simply open up a new window in Pixlr and crop them a little bit, save them at highest quality, and add them to your timeline again. Once your image is where you want it, in the size you want it, you must click APPLY for the changes to take affect and the photo to stay put. So yeah, click apply, and repeat that process with your other two photos (or however many your timeline cover has space for)
Once those pretty little photos are in place – find your timeline cover again, and place it over those photos. Center it, and in the top left hand corner click “save” and save it in the highest quality it lets ya save it.
That’s it! Pretty simple. If you have a specific photo program you would rather use and want to see if I can do a tutorial on it just let me know, I’ll add it to my todo list! Hope this was helpful, feel free to ask if you have questions.