The cover image is the first thing your Facebook friends see when accesing your profile (timeline) page. It is also one of the key elements that you can customize to make your profile page stand out.
To create a cover image on your own you will need to create a image that is 850 by 350 pixels in size. Anything smaller or larger will be adjusted to this size (either by crop or stretch) so it’s best if you create it in the optimal size from the first time. You will also need to take into account that the profile photo will be overlayed over the bottom left corner of your cover photo so don’t place there any important elements (text, key images) otherwise it might be covered by the profile image. For a more creative effect you can make the profile image integrated in the cover photo.
Here are a few nice examples:
Facebook just announced that they now made available the new Facebook Timeline feature to everyone worldwide.
One of the features of the timeline is the large image, called cover, that is located at the top of the users profile page.
You can now get interesting Facebook covers from my personal photo collection on this website.
A large part of the images I offer for free on this site are now made available in the perfect size for becoming your Facebook cover image.
Night sky can give a lot of opportunities to take wonderful images. One of them is photographing the trails caused by the apparent movement of the stars on the sky due to the Earth rotation around its axis.
The image below gives an example of star trail photography, being taken in front of a hotel during a weekend at seaside.
This week a brand new camera concept was announced, which promises to revolutionize the way pictures are taken since the introduction of photography in 1800′s. We all had missed shots due to poor focus, Lytro concept will make sure this will not happen, allowing photographers to change the focus points and even have full scene in focus any time after the picture is taken. Looking at the example below I have to say I am looking forward to see their product on the market.
This weekend I have been playing with water, trying to get some good water drop photos for the collection. My setup was composed of a large tray with water, a wirelesses triggered flash on a tripod, the Nikon D90 camera and most importantly a plastic bag with water and a hole that was suspended above the tray to generate water drops in the same area of the tray (so I could focus once and then take multiple shots).
You can see below a few of the results, I will add them to the collection very soon:
Sky has fascinated people from the dawns of civilization so it is no wonder that there are a lot of people today still passionate about astronomy, that spend the nights gazing at the stars. If you like observing the sky and don’t have a fancy telescope, but you do have a DSLR camera, here are a couple of tips on how you can use it to get nice pictures of the stars.
Grunge and rust textures are widely used in graphic design, so here is a list of 15 such images you can use for free:
It is said that a image is worth a thousand words, this is why I am sure a large majority of the people reading this needed a image to use in their day to day life to express something. No matter if you work in design, web, marketing or any other industry field, you had a moment when you needed a certain image for your work projects, presentations or just to decorate your wall.
If you are low on cash and cannot afford buying images from stock agencies, there are quite a few websites that offer free photos. One of them is of course our main site 4 Free Photos, but if you cannot find what you are looking for there we put together for you a useful list of other free stock photos sites that will be constantly updated. We hope that you will find it useful.
Free photos and public domain images sites directory.
As holidays are approaching here is a quick tutorial on how to create a blurred out of focus lights background for your project.
1) Create a new file with a black background and the needed size;
2) Add a transparent layer on top of the background;
3) Add a new layer on top of the transparent layer and fill it up with a colored gradient. Right click on it (the gradient layer in Layers panel) and select Create Clipping Mask;
4) Go to the transparent layer and with a brush of the needed shape paint the lights using white. The colors of the above gradient layer will apply to the lights.
If you want to make the background more colored than black you can apply steps 3 and 4 to it also, but painting with a thicker or irregular brush and with less transparency.