Last week I wrote an article on “Getting the Most out of your Facebook Fanpage Picture“. I got a lot of great comments about the post on this site, Kindleboards and Facebook. It’s a great feeling to know that I’m helping people. While I’m not an indie author myself, I obviously have a very strong connection to the community and am glad I can contribute to it.
I also received several comments from my new Kindleboards friends saying that – while my post did a great job of explaining why you want a custom Facebook fanpage picture banner – it didn’t explain how to actually make one. This comment really made me smile because it’s 100% true and very surprising for someone who inserts an instructional video in most of his posts. I didn’t make ours myself and I’m not a graphics designer so this is far from my area of expertise. There are a lot of great instructional videos on there on using Photoshop & GIMP (which is a free Photoshop equivalent) but telling people to go watch videos and figure things out wouldn’t be my style so I made a ten minute video on using GIMP to make a custom Facebook Fanpage Picture.
Using GIMP to Make a Custom Facebook Fanpage Picture Banner
I’ll pause here while you laugh at my “design skills.” 🙂 It’s now obvious to the world why, I pay a designer. I know that’s not an option for everyone and it sure wasn’t an option for us at the beginning so it’s important to give advice to our do-it-yourself readers too. GIMP isn’t the easiest program in the world to learn but I hope this at least helps you get started on the right foot. There are a lot of people who are far more qualified than I am to answer specific design and/or GIMP questions but if you have any let me know and I’ll try to find out.
Once again, if you do make your own Facebook fanpage picture banner or have one made for you post it here for all to see!!