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How to Create The Perfect Twitter Header

By Melanie Doncas | Designer Tutorials

With over 330 million users and counting, it can be a little tricky to stand out from the sea of profiles on Twitter, but what if we told you that rising above the pack can be as easy as creating the perfect Header? Twitter Headers are a representation of what users can expect from your channel, and since they take up the most valuable real estate on your profile, they really can make or break your first impression.

twitter banner sample

Thankfully, BeFunky’s Graphic Designer has Twitter Header templates that are the perfect starting point for designing a cover photo that suits your personality or brand. Our templates have already been beautifully designed, so customizing them is as easy as drag-and-drop. Keep reading to find out how!

Twitter Header Inspiration

Our pre-designed templates have been created with all types of profiles in mind and editing them is as simple as swapping out the text, changing up the imagery or color scheme, and clicking ‘save’. Yup, they’re that good!

If you’re looking for some inspiration for your own Twitter Header, you’re in luck! We’ve rounded up some of our favorite templates below, including what types of profiles they benefit the most.

Pop of Color

Templates featuring bold pops of color are eye-catching and attention-grabbing, hinting to Twitter users that when it comes to your content, you’re loud and proud.

pop of color twitter header

Templates such as this one are great for brands with punchy color palettes who need a Header design which will set a powerful impression, but still be perfectly balanced so it doesn’t steal the show over their content.

Modern Minimalism

Headers with a modern minimalist vibe might not be as colorful or punchy as those with pops of color, but trust us – they’re just as eye-catching and impressive.

minimalist twitter header

Templates such as this one are ideal for brands wanting to showcase their product or service in a natural, lifestyle setting that appeals to their target audience. It’s low-key, yet highly effective.

Retro Geometry

There’s just something about a combination of shapes and lines that draws our eyes and calms our mind. They’re familiar and comforting and can even be used to point our attention to particular parts of the design or give the illusion of movement.


When repeated or used with old-school colors, geometrical shapes can even set off retro vibes, which are perfect for brands or people opting for that aesthetic. Simple, yet so cool.

Minimalist Collage

You know the saying: a picture tells a thousand words, so imagine how effective multiple pictures can be when used in your Twitter Header? Rather than detracting from the rest of the visual content posted on your profile, however, setting out these pictures in a minimalist way gives them the breathing space they deserve.

minimalist collage twitter header

Templates such as this one are perfect for telling your brand story visually across multiple photos, or even for those working in visual fields such as photography, as a way to showcase your best work.

How to Create a Twitter Header

Ready to create your own eye-catching Twitter Header? To get started, head to the Graphic Designer. In the Templates library, navigate to Social Media, followed by Twitter Headers.

Person, Human, Poster, Advertisement, Flyer, Brochure

From here, simply click on a design that takes your fancy, then hit Use This Template to begin.

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First up, we’re going to swap out the template’s existing image for one representing your own personality or brand. To do this, click on the image you wish to swap, and an Image Properties toolbar appears. Click Replace to open an image from your own files.

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Alternatively, if you wish to use a stock image, you can navigate to Image Manager in the main menu to the left, followed by Search Stock Images. This gives you access to BeFunky’s huge library of stunning stock photos, all of which are free for commercial or personal use. Just type your search term into the search bar, then click on the image(s) you’d like to add to your Image Manager for use in your template.

Person, Human, Monitor, Display, Electronics, Screen

Now that your image is in place, it’s time to edit the existing text to better reflect what your Twitter profile is all about. Just double-click on the text box you wish to edit and type what you want it to say.

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You’ll also notice that when you select a text box, a Text Properties toolbar appears. From here, you can change the Font of your text by selecting one from BeFunky’s long list. Alternatively, you can click the ‘+’ icon to upload a font from your own computer’s files or Google Fonts.

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Additionally, you can click on the colored square at the top of the Text Properties toolbar to change the color of your text. This allows you to choose a color from the Color Palette, enter the HEX Color Code of a specific hue, or use the Eyedropper Tool to select a color already present in your template.

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Additionally, from the Text Properties toolbar, you can edit things such as Font Size, Spacing, Alignment, and more.

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Need to move existing elements of your template around, as we’ve done here? Simply click on the element you wish to move and drag it into place using your mouse.

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You can also edit the color of graphic elements by clicking on them, so the Graphic Properties toolbar appears. From here, you can open the Color Palette, type in a color’s HEX Color Code, or use the Eyedropper Tool.

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Want to insert new graphics into your template? Navigate to Graphics (the heart symbol) in the main menu to the left to access BeFunky’s large library of symbols, shapes, lines, and so much more.

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Once you’ve finished editing your Twitter Header, it’s time to save it so it’s ready to share with the online world. Click Save at the top of the screen and select your desired save location, including your Computer, Dropbox, or even Twitter itself!

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Final Results

With BeFunky’s Graphic Designer, creating an eye-catching Twitter Header that’s perfect for your personal or business profile isn’t just easy, but fun too!

Clothing, Apparel, Person, Human, Sun Hat, Hat

The best part? These templates can be resized to fit your Facebook Page, YouTube, and other social media platforms to create a cohesive look throughout your channels – all with the click of a button! 

Graphic Design, Simplified.

Photo Editing. Simplified