Today, Twitter introduced a new header photo option for user profiles. Twitter states that the image requirements are a “Minimum dimensions of 1252×626, Maximum file size of 5MB”. However, there are other things to take into consideration, such as the area of the image that the avatar icon will completely obscure, your Display Name and @username as well as margins. In addition, it’s worth noting that Twitter overlays a gradient that darkens the lower two thirds of your image. To make it easier for folks to crop and position their new header image, I worked up a simple layered Photoshop (PSD) template. Download the Twitter header photo template in .PSD format…
UPDATE: I’ve improved the template a bit, adding a sample background pattern along with Layer Comps, and a Note within the PSD that offers suggested use.
UPDATE 2: If you have any issues downloading the .PSD file, please Download the .zip archived version.
- How to Change Your Twitter Header Image – Mashable.com
- 8 Ways To Make The Most Out Of Twitter’s New Header Image – makeuseof.com
- Sample pattern – “Tex2res4″ made by Janos Koos, thanks to subtlepatterns.com