Twitter Header Image Template PSD | 1920 x 1200 Photoshop (New Design, April 2014)


Looking for a Photoshop PSD template for the new Twitter header image? You've come to the right place!

In April 2014, Twitter changed its desktop layout for the second time in a matter of months, this time significantly. As part of the update, gone are the small profile and header, replaced by images that are much bigger and wider.

Twitter layout with profile photo and header before:


Twitter layout with profile photo and header now:

The recommended sizes for the Twitter header image and profile photo are 1500 x 500 pixels and 400 x 400 pixels respectively. However, Twitter automatically crops the header image upon upload, so the portion of it that is visible - and the position of the profile photo - differs depending on the screen resolution at which it is being viewed.

Therefore, in designing your Twitter header, you should aim to make sure that as many people can see the image as intended, whatever resolution they are viewing it at.

Global Statistics For Screen Resolutions


According to the most recent global statistics (updated April 2014) the most popular screen resolution for viewing the web on desktops is 1366 x 768 pixels (around 28% of the total) followed by 1024 x 768 (around 8%). From these numbers (and those for less common sizes), we can estimate that the vast majority of people viewing your Twitter profile will be able to appreciate a cover design optimised for a 1366 x 768 pixel resolution. 

New Twitter Header Image and Profile Pic Template

Above is a snapshot of my Photoshop PSD template for the new Twitter layout's header and profile image. The full area of the image is Twitter's recommended 1500 x 500 pixels. Each of the coloured blocks represents the portion of the cover image visible at some of the most popular screen resolutions, e.g. yellow block = area visible at 1920 x 1200, red block = area visible at 1024 x 768.

The grey boxes represent the position of the Twitter profile photo at the same variety of resolutions.

As the statistics tell us that most people will be able to appreciate a header image designed for 1366 x 768 resolutions, the best idea would be to add your art work to cover the whole space, but keep the most important elements (logo, offers, contact info, etc.) in the area of the header visible to the most amount of people, i.e. the orange 1366 x 768 block.

Once your design is complete, hide all of the template layers and upload it to Twitter via the Edit Profile button on your profile.

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This Twitter template (and many others for all the biggest social networks - 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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Social Media Templates 2014, 2015 PSD | Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, YouTube One Channel



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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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:

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.

Note: Payment is fast and secure via PayPal, but you do not need a PayPal account to buy and download. 


Andrew Macarthy is the author of the #1 Amazon Bestseller, 500 Social Media Marketing Tips.

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