the new profile design rolled out by Facebook a few weeks ago, pictures
have become specially relevant . The top image bar that displays
thumbnails for the images you're tagged in can be easily tweaked to
match your main profile picture and create a more original Facebook
If you want to do something similar in your Facebook profile, just follow these steps:
1. First, download and open the Photoshop template provided by Digital
Inspiration , the blogwhere I learnt about this trick. Then open a
picture of yourself that's 700 pixels wide and 500 pixels high. Copy
and paste this picture onto the PSD file. You may need to adjust the
picture so that it fits the small thumbnails once it's cropped.
2. Go to File > Save for web and Photoshop will save all the picture slices as standalone JPG files in a folder.
3. Now log on to your Facebook profile page and upload the largest
image (the 200 x 500 one) plus the five 100 x 68 thumbnails generated
by Photoshop to your Profile Pictures album.
4. Here comes the tricky part: first, make sure the large image is
selected as your main profile picture . Then, tag with your name the
remaining five thumbnails, starting by the one that should appear
furthest to the right, and ending by the one that should be displayed
on the left end, beside the main picture.
5. Done! Your custom Facebook profile is finished. Of course, you can
also follow this tutorial with any other graphic editor and not just
Photoshop. Simply slice your picture manually following the sizes
indicated in the PSD template: 200 x 500 pixels for themain image, and
100 x 68 pixels for each of the five thumbnails.