How to make custom headers and banners for Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google Classroom.
I always say that I love Google Slides and PowerPoint because they are design tools at everyone’s reach.
So, let’s get creative and design our own custom headers using Google Slides!
For that you have to go to Page Setup, select Custom size and Pixels.
As today – because it changes a lot – the sizes for social media headers are:
Twitter: 1500 x 500 px.
Facebook: 820 x 312 px.
LinkedIn: 1584 x 396 px.
If you want to save time, you can get the templates ready here:
I’ve added a circle where your profile picture will be so you can avoid adding important content there, since it won’t show.
How to make a custom header for Google Classroom.
You can also make a custom header for Google Classroom. Select File > Page Setup > Choose Custom and Pixels. Its size should be 2000 x 400 px.
You can get the template ready to use here:
Change the background color, add your texts (remember to use Word Art for some extra sparkles), shapes, emojis, bitmojis, images, quotes, whatever represents you!
Tip: Do not add images as backgrounds (they will probably get stretched and it won’t look pretty. Go to Insert > image. Then just resize them and crop them to fit your needs.
Once you are done, simply download your slide as JPEG or PNG.
Or, as Dee Lanier from Twitter advised me, you can download the slide in SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) for higher quality.
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