In my previous article Cool & Creative Facebook Profiles, I highlighted on the creative use of the Facebook profile. It is achieved by fitting related images nicely on your profile picture and the five image thumbnails.
In this article, I will explain exactly how to create this cool Facebook profile and also provide the PSD file for download.
The process of creating those images is relatively simple – even if you’re a Photoshop newbie, fret not, you can do this easily. The only difficult part would be making those photos look awesome as a whole (this would require a good amount of creativity).
This creative idea was first implemented by a French artist, Alexandre Oudin. His Facebook profile screenshot is shown below.
Alexandre Oudin’s Facebook Profile
How to Create Your Own
Here’s a screenshot of the completed design of my Facebook profile on Photoshop. Click here to view my Facebook profile (the thumbnails would be properly aligned once you add me as a friend).
You can download the PSD file here.Download PSD
1. Download the PSD file using the download link above.
2. Open it in Photoshop.
3. Choose your desired photo and drag it into creative_fb_profile.psd
4. Place the layer containing your image below the engagement layer. This will automatically mask your image into the 6 boxes.
5. Hide the engagement layer by clicking the ‘eye’ icon beside it.
6. Now you can gauge how your future Facebook profile will look like. Nice?
7. Make any necessary adjustments and get ready to save the images.
8. Once you’re done, hit Alt + Shift + Ctrl + s to Save for Web & Devices.
9. Select only the necessary slices (slices 3, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14) by clicking them while holding the Shift key.
10. Click Save. Under the Slices drop down list below, choose Selected Slices and click Save again.
11. Now upload your new profile picture on Facebook first.
12. After that, upload the remaining 5 small images (I upload the images in a new photo album).
13. Lastly, tag yourself in those 5 images, starting from the 5th image down to the 1st. This tagging sequence is important because if you tag yourself starting from the left image, your images will be displayed the opposite way. And you’ll have to sadly repeat the process all over again.
14. And… you’re done!
The ‘individual masks’ folder in creative_fb_profile.psd is for you to adjust the 5 thumbnail masks, because some Facebook profiles may have 1 or 2 lines of text above the thumbnails. Mine has 3 lines so if yours is the same, you won’t have to worry about this.
Good luck and have fun folks!
You can view more creative Facebook profile examples here: