I've previously posted several social media templates in individual blog posts, but I think it would probably be more handy for you guys to be able to grab them all in one spot. This also means that I can easily update the templates and links should the designs change - as we know they often do!
The templates for Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and YouTube are in the .psd file format, which can be opened and edited in Photoshop or GIMP (a free photo editing program). Each template includes simple instructions for where your design should be placed in order to be viewed optimally on each site.
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Even with the templates below, I understand that designing and building great social media branding can be tricky, especially if you have never used Photoshop or don't have the time to do the work due to a busy schedule... that's where I can help!
If you'd like me to create your social media branding for Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and more, purchase via PayPal below (no PayPal account required) or get in touch via the Contact Me page. I'll get back to you shortly afterwards to find out about your requirements.
Facebook Cover Photo Template
This is the basic Facebook cover photo template. It'll help you create a design that is optimised for desktops and ensure that your profile photo doesn't obscure any of your design's most important information. For more information and detailed instructions for using this template, click here.
Facebook Cover Photo Template Optimised for Desktop and Mobile
This template takes into account the appearance of cover photos and profile photos on the Facebook mobile app and is recommended for those who want to super optimise their Facebook Page. For more information and real-life examples, click here.
Twitter Background Image Template
To get the most out of the Twitter Background Image template, i.e. to optimise it for viewing by all Twitter users, I urge you to read this blog post before downloading: http://andrewmacarthy.com/andrew-macarthy-social-media/free-twitter-background-template-psd-2013-1920-x-1200
Twitter Header Image Template
This template will help you brand your Twitter header photo without having any of your most important design elements be hidden by your profile photo, name, bio, etc. Simply add your design to the grey areas and remove all of the template layers before saving. If you would like to create a seamless header and profile photo on Twitter, click here for instructions:
Google Plus Cover Photo Template
The Google+ cover photo is massive! This template has the correct dimensions for you and a guide (the green bar) to make sure that none of your design is hidden by a dark grey gradient added to the bottom of all cover photos on Google+.
Google Plus Profile Photo Template for Square Logos
Google+ doesn't like square logos. Getting one to upload properly is a bit of a nightmare, but this template will help you upload one without it being cropped or chopped off by the default circular profile photo. For more information and step-by-step instructions on using the template, click here.
YouTube One Channel Template
This YouTube template will help you create channel art optimised for all devices, from mobile phones all the way up to HDTVs. The different-coloured rectangles represent how much of the design each device will see, while the coloured squares represent the position of your channel icon on different devices. Have your design fill the whole space, but remember that only content in the brown area will be seen by everyone on every device. For detailed instructions about how to use this template, click here.
Download these templates
All of these templates - expertly measured, simple to use, and up-to-date) is available instantly as a downloadable zip file via the purchase link above. For more information on all my social media templates, click here.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Andrew Macarthy is the author of the #1 Amazon Bestseller, 500 Social Media Marketing Tips.