Making your own Facebook Timeline Cover is a new way to showcase your personality in an exciting visual way while bringing out the artist in all of us. Of course you can always download a pre-made Cover or have someone design one for you. But with simple, easy to use online Cover editors you can create almost anything and do almost anything including importing pictures, resizing graphics, adding background art, touching up and manipulating photos and more on their websites without having to download a thing. Just upload your images, do some quick editing with the free editor tools, log into Facebook, upload your cover and add/change between covers whenever you feel like it (see free online editors in my posts below).
I believe we have finally entered the age of full blown online digital scrapbooking as Facebook users around the globe scramble to create cool Timeline Covers that really tell a story about themselves and make great use of the 850 x 315 allowed space while also integrating a clever use of their profile picture within the Cover.
With so much ease now in generating a Timeline Facebook Cover you can concentrate your efforts on the importance of sprucing up your Cover Photo, Mural or Banner with added clip and scrapbook art graphics, picture frames, themes, layouts and emoticons. Of course you can always use photo and picture editing software like Photoshop to create Covers and upload them to your Facebook Timeline but remember what I said about those simple Cover editors.
While the rush to create the coolest, catchiest Covers has not yet peeked now is the time to start experimenting with creating interesting, personal Covers by finding free digital graphics and other digital enhancement resources before the competition to out do your friends Cover intensifies. Everyone will want to have the best looking Timeline Cover among your circle of friends.
You can get started now creating these Covers by thinking of a theme or idea then hit these websites below to find and download free graphics, clip art, picture frames, border, themes and emoticons.
Scrapbook Art Digital Downloads (Digital Scrapbooking)
cottagearts.net-you can download free digital scrapbooking images in a zip file to your computer. Unzip and use these images in photoshop or just uplaod them back up into a Facebook Timeline Cover editor. They have all kinds of textures, photo blends, edge overlays, paints and templates. If you are new to digital scrapbooking and with the advent of the Facebook Cover it looks like more and more people will be looking for some tutorials on this there is a great digital scrapbooking tutorial page.
digitalscrapbooking-free.com- another free digitial scrapbooking site that has nice templates, backgrounds, overlays and themes to choose from.
freedigitalscrapbooking.com- view the categories in the freebie section which include free digital scrapbooking min-kits, fonts, embellishments and more.
Clip Art and Emoticons
facebookfunnypictures.com-some great clipart that is linked to the newfacebookbanners.com cover editor. You can scroll through the graphic tags of over 30 categories. If you find a graphic you like simply cut and paste the graphic ID into their editor. It’s real simple. They have a growing selection of emoticons and clipart being added daily. You must use their Facebook Timeline Cover editor with these images.
free-clipart.net- this is a free clipart download site. Click on the categories at the bottom: animated gifs, backgrounds, clipart, and icons. Click on a category and you are taken to a page with lots of subcategories. Click on one of those and you’ll see the images. Download them to your desktop and upload them to a Facebook Timeline Cover editor. That’s it.
1clipart.com-there is a nice free clipart archive on this website with over 10,000 free clip art images in 300 categories. There are some pop up ads to overcome but the images are there. Just keep clicking through the subcategories to get to them.
hasslefreeclipart.com-the name says it all pretty much. There is some really nice clip art that you can get straight to. Just click on a category to the left under regular or cartoon clipart. Give your Facebook Timeline cover a really nice touch with a cartoon image. They have a great search tool with filter features as well.
addemoticons.com-get over 20,000 free emoticon downloads that you can use in enhance your Facebook Cover. There is a huge selection of emoticons arranged by categories including animated and 3D. Scroll down to the emoticon category and start searching by specific subject. These emoticons are easy to download, just right click and save.
myemoticons.com-totall free emoticon download website. Just click on the category of interest, right click and save.
Frames and Borders
profilepicturemaker.com- has plenty of picture frames for the old profile pics that you can use as well in your Facebook Timeline cover as banner frames. Lots of photo skins, styles and categories to choose from.
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