Having a well-designed Facebook Page is essential to any business, and arguably the most important graphic to make it look put together is your Facebook Cover Photo. It's the first thing a potential client will notice when they look you up on Facebook, and that first impression can be a gateway to a follow (and hopefully, a sale!). So when it comes to designing the perfect Facebook Page Cover, a lack of graphic design experience might have you thinking about hiring a pro to create one, but we've got good news for you: with BeFunky, there's no need to!
No matter what kind of business you're running or what your graphic design skill level is, BeFunky's Facebook Page Cover templates will help you create the cover design of your dreams! We've got all the professionally-designed layouts you could possibly need, plus all the tools to customize your cover to look the way you want. Facebook for business just got a whole lot easier!
Facebook Page Cover Inspiration
Now, there’s a reason why your Facebook Page Cover is so important. It’s the first thing your audience see when they view your page, and first impressions certainly count. Just like any social media platform, your Facebook Page is a marketing channel, so your Cover needs to not only be cohesive with the rest of your online presence, but also effectively showcase what your business is about.
There are three distinct styles of Facebook Page Covers you can use to both engage and catch the attention of your audience. We describe each one in more detail below.
These Covers feature one large photo with some accompanying text. They’re great for when you wish to use a simple, striking photo to sum-up your business – whether it showcases your product, service, or is an on-brand stock photo.
Because you’re using just a single image, you’ll want it to be one that instantly captures your audience’s attention. The accompanying text provides additional context for your business, most often in the form of your business name, slogan, or a special promotion.
A collage style Cover contains multiple photos, all of which can be used tell a story about your business or to simply showcase a wider product or service offering.
Ensure each photo is still on-brand and that your overall Cover design is cohesive by using similar colors, patterns, or shapes. These photos might be from your business’ own collection or from BeFunky’s library of over 1 million stock images.
Some Facebook Page Covers only contain graphics and colors to further showcase the business’ branding. These are perfect for businesses who steer away from photos in their branding and instead choose to use symbols, shapes, patterns, and other graphic art.
Again, colors are important here too, as you’ll want to either use your brand’s current color palette or choose a cohesive color scheme and stick to it.
How to Create a Facebook Page Cover
Ready to create your own Facebook Page Cover? Head to the Graphic Designer and click the Social Media dropdown menu in the template library that appears. Then, select Facebook Page Covers and choose a template that takes your fancy.
When you find one you love, click the Use This Template button to load it onto the design canvas.
First up, you’ll want to change any existing text in your template to reflect your own business. Do this by double-clicking on any text box on your template and typing what you wish for it to say. You can customize the look of the text by selecting any textbox with your mouse and using the Text Properties toolbar that appears to alter elements such as Font, Font Size, Color, Spacing, and more.
To change the text color, select the Text Color tile to gain access to the color palette and select your desired shade from here. You can also input the Color HEX Code if you know it, or use the Eyedropper Tool to choose a color already present in your template.
Once the text is taken care of, it’s time to swap out your template’s photos for ones which better represent your own branding. To do this, click on any existing image on your template and select Replace from the Image Properties toolbar that appears. From here you can choose a file from your Computer to replace the image with.
Alternatively, you can navigate to Image Manager from the main menu on the left (the top icon) and upload your desired image from your computer, Facebook, BeFunky, or even search millions of free stock photos to use! When your images are uploaded into the image manager, they'll appear as thumbnails that you can simply drag-and-drop into any existing image on the template for replacing it.
If your template has a background color, you can also alter this by navigating to the Customize tab in the main menu and selecting a Background Color swatch or custom color of your choosing.
Once you've got your background and imagery taken care of, you can add graphic elements such as shapes, symbols, social media icons, and more. To access the Graphic library, click on the Graphics tab (the heart symbol) in the main menu. Once there, you can click on any of the Basic Shapes to start designing with graphics, or click the Search Graphics button and find more specific vector graphics to use.
When your Facebook Page Cover design is complete, you’ll want to save it before uploading it to your Facebook page. Click Save at the top to save your work to your Computer, as well as Facebook, Dropbox, and more.
If you want to come back to your Facebook Page Cover at a later date (i.e. to update the photos or add information about a new promotion), then we also recommend the Save as Project option (which lets you save it as an editable BeFunky Project file to your BeFunky account or Computer).
Create a Cohesive Brand Experience
Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, we’ve got some more good news. You can also take the Facebook Page Cover you just made and turn it into a Twitter Header, YouTube Channel Art, a LinkedIn Cover, and more - ready to upload within minutes! This is perfect for creating a cohesive brand experience across all of your social media platforms. To do this, click on Customize in the main menu, followed by Resize Template.
In the Resize Template menu that appears, select the dropdown menu under Template Size Presets. Use the presets to browse common social media header sizes (we chose Twitter Header), or type in any specific dimensions you want using the Width and Height boxes. Whatever your size needs, we recommend checking the Smart Resize box, as this resizes both the layers and template size. This way, it's much easier to adjust the design elements on your newly sized template and achieve the same (or similar) layout. When you've selected all your options, click Resize.
Once your newly sized template is loaded onto the design canvas, click and drag to rearrange any elements, if required.
All that's left to do is save your new social media header template so it’s ready to upload! From here, you can resize the template as many times as you'd like to create all of your social media header imagery.
Ta-da! Creating an eye-catching and on-brand Facebook Page has never been easier, thanks to BeFunky’s Graphic Designer.
Try our Facebook Page Cover templates for yourself by following the link below!