This post is part of a series of tutorials for creating amazing graphics with Canva.com. Be sure to check out the first post here for the basics on how to use Canva.
If there is one thing that your business Facebook page needs, it’s a good cover photo. This is your moment to shine. It might determine whether or not someone sticks around on your page, chooses to “Like” your page, and ultimately whether or not they trust your business enough to make a purchase. That’s a lot of pressure for one photo. But think about it as a sign outside of a store trying to attract consumers to wander in. That sign has to be good, professional, and attractive to gain the right customers.
Canva.com makes it so easy to create a cover photo, there’s really no reason not to make one right now. Let’s get started!
Select the Facebook Cover option:
You will see a variety of layouts to choose from. You will notice that they are all in the Facebook cover size and layout which is super convenient for you. You can pick a cover that features one image, several, or no images at all. It’s completely up to you!
I selected the first template. I will note that even though the text is in the bottom right corner of this template, I suggest avoiding putting anything in that corner since the “New” Facebook has buttons that cover that area as you can see below.
Back to the tutorial now. You can move the text, change the font, change the color etc. You will notice a gray “profile photo” – don’t worry, that won’t save with your image. It’s simply a placeholder to let you know how it will look once uploaded to your Facebook so you don’t put text behind hit etc. Thank you, Canva!
I uploaded one of my photos for this tutorial so you can see all of the options for filters. Each template that features a photo usually includes a filter on the image already. So when you go to drag in your own photo, you will see it “change” and match the filter that is already applied to the layout. All you have to do is click on the image you just placed and a Filter box will appear. Click the arrows to see all filter options or click “Normal” to return your image to its original coloring. I will say that with the popularity of Instagram, the filters add a nice touch to ordinary photos.
I decided that the white text was fine, but I really wanted to make it pop. By searching in the images and clicking the “Banners” section, I added a nice ribbon to make the text stand out.
That’s really all there is to it! Then you just save and upload it to your Facebook page. You can change out the covers every time there is a sale in your shop, a new product you are promoting, or any other event.
Here are some covers I’ve made!
What do you like to promote in your Facebook covers?