Customize Your Google+ Profile Photo Bar

Customize your Google+ Profile with photos that spill across the top bar.

Google+ Profile About Page Photo Template

Customize your Google+ Profile with photos!

You may have seen things like this done before on Facebook, and it is even easier with Google+

I have made a short video showing how to use photoshop to make your Google+ Profile photos spill across the top bar

  • Step 1: Download the Google+ Profile Template
  • Step 2: Watch the video below on how to use the Google+ Profile Template.
  • Step 3: Share with your friends!

I made an easy to use Google+ Photoshop Template that uses layer slices and a clipping mask to easily see how it will turn out!

You can also download an editable text version of this template that I made for myself HERE (23mb).

Or you can follow the instructions below:

How to Customise Your Google+ Profile Page With Tiled Images

 

Google+ Profile About Page Photo Template

Step 1:

Download and unzip our Photoshop Template

Step 2:

Open up the template in Photoshop.

Next you’ll want to import the image (or images) that you want to use in your own profile.

To do this, select File > Place and select your image file.

Drag and resize it so its in the correct position, and hit enter to place it:

The image you’ve placed should be in its own layer above the  the “▲Place Photos Above This Layer ▲″ layer.

Now you can move your image around under the template to see how it will look on your live profile. If you need to move or re-size your image again – select the layer and use Edit > Transform > Scale to get it in the right place.

Repeat the process for any other images you want to place to get the desired effect – if you want a design that spills over on to your main profile image in the top left – add another image that lines up here too.

Step 3:

Once you’ve got your Google+ profile design looking like you want it, you’ll need to export the images so you can upload them to your profile.

To do that, hit File > Save for Web and Devices and a new dialog box will open – select the file type (jpeg is usually best) and the image quality you want and hit save:

Now a new dialog box will open – navigate to the location that you want to save the images in (best to make a new folder somewhere for them so they don’t get lost). Importantly – make sure you select All User Slices in the Slices drop-down at the bottom.

Now hit save, and Photoshop will save all of the images ready to be uploaded to your Google+ Profile

Step 4:

OK – Now you’re ready to upload your images to your profile – so:

1. Log in to your Google+ account

2. Navigate to your Profile

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3. Hit Edit Profile

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4. Now click on the “Add Some Photos Here” box at the top (if you already have photos there, click on them to edit and delete them) – this should look like this:

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5. Navigate to the folder where you saved your images, and select the images from “first.jpg” to “fifth” in order:

Repeat the process, selecting the images one by one from right to left until you have them all in a row and hit OK when you’re done.

Nice job! your tiles images looking super-cool on your profile page.

If your design also included a main profile image (top left), click on Change Photo under your profile image and upload this too.

When all is well – hit Finished Editing and your new profile is good to go:

Now you can go ahead and tell everyone about your amazing new Google+ Profile design!

Don’t forget – these images appear in the About page of your profile, so if you’re sending people the link, make sure it’s like this: https://plus.google.com/101585738013258748087/about

Happy Customizing! I look forward to seeing your designs!

Related:

Same thing but for facebook


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