Recently facebook released their latest profile updates and almost immediately artists began using them as a new canvas. I wonder if facebook anticipated this would happen, and if they didn’t, will they make it so we can no longer dress up our profiles.
Well, while it’s still possible I thought I would try it myself. Here are some of the results of my fb profile hacks:
How To Do This Yourself
I thought others might want to do this so I filmed the instructions on how I customized my fb profile.
Download the jpgs or psd files below and customize your fb profile. When you’re done post a link or screenshot – we’d love to see what you can do!
YouTube Video Instructions (embedding disabled):
Stop The New World Order Facebook Profile [HOW TO]
Download the (jpg) image files used in the video:
Download the Photoshop (CS5) file used to make this:
TEXT-BASED INSTRUCTIONS for those who don’t want video.
Creating the Images
- View your profile from a friend’s facebook account, not your own.
- Take a screenshot of your profile from their perspective. This eliminates all the EDIT buttons on your profile.
- Open the screenshot in Photoshop.
- Create user-Slices from the Main photo and the 5 thumbnails at the top of the profile. It would be a good idea to number these slices for later.
- Select and delete the pixels within the slices so that you can see through. This layer will be your mask.
- Find an image that would look good inside this small space. Obviously wide images work better.
- Place your chosen image UNDER the mask (screenshot layer) and move it until it looks the way you want.
- From the File menu choose Save for Web and then proceed to save only the user-based slices – not all the other junk slices.
Uploading the images to your Profile
- Log into your facebook profile, view your profile and then click on “Photos” under your profile pic.
- At the top of this page is an “Upload Photos” button. Click it and when prompted to “Select Photos” you must choose the 6 sliced images from above.
- You can give this gallery a name if you like, it makes no difference.
- When the upload process is complete you will be taken to the photo details page and at the top is a “Publish” confirmation button. Press Skip and then press “Back to Album.”
- You now see the 6 photos you’ve uploaded, and then don’t look like the profile hack. The LAST photo should be slice number 5, click on it.
- Click “Tag This Photo” and then tag yourself.
- Press PREVIOUS.
- Tag yourself.
- Press PREVIOUS.
- Do this until you get to the LARGE photo.
- Do not tag yourself. Click “Make Profile Picture.”