Creating Great Twitter Header Images
Social networking sites are definitely an enormous part of our everyday life and millions of people actively use them for various reasons. Naturally, people want to outshine others and the right way to do that is to work hard on the details of your profile. Of course, clever and engaging tweets are what people are looking for but they will not even come to them unless you attract their attention with a stylish and bright header image 😉
Just agree that a default image in Twitter does not inspire confidence and in most cases, you think this profile is not worth following. To prove our words and inspire you on creating a new header we would like to give several examples of really well-maintained and proficient accounts.
Uber is a transportation network company operating in 570 cities worldwide. Their header combines the two main features they are famous for: technologies and cities they serve. So, people visiting their profile get acquainted with company`s service at once.
British Airways` header image is absolutely simple. First of all, people can see the main activity of the company because of a great image of a plane but we would also like to draw your attention to the left-hand bar, where names of their other social media accounts are placed. You may easily find all the useful and important information about the company with their help.
Animoto. When you design you header image on your own, it is always highly appreciated. When someone new appears on your Twitter profile, they should be able to figure out what your company does. Only you can know what the core values of your company are. And it is an art to show them in a good light. To save people`s time instead of just filling the profile description they put the most prominent feature of their company in the header image.
CNN is an American basic cable and satellite television news channel. As well as British Airways they place the social networks on the header image but in a very interesting way: by the use of phones where the screenshots of their account are depicted. They know that such a hectic life makes people save their time as much as possible. So, the company emphasizes the idea that people can be aware of all news just opening their accounts on their phones.
So, your Twitter header image exhibits your brand to the Internet world. Vectr provides you with the opportunity to create a trendy and fresh header image to impress everybody 😄 By the way, the Twitter header requires a special size, but no need to worry, we`ve prepared a template for you not to bother about such details. While looking through the canvas size (you may find this option in the left bottom corner in Page settings), choose Twitter Header.
Before you start designing, take a few minutes to think about what kind of a header image you want to create. Try to answer several questions which may help you to decide:
- What are the key features of my brand?
- What do I want to promote this month and next?
- What kind of emotion do I want to evoke with my header?
- Why is my brand unique?
Now we are sure that you are ready to create a gorgeous Twitter header image! 😉
To start the creation of your own twitter header, choose the Twitter Header size of the page from the canvas size menu, which you may find in the left bottom corner after switching from the “layers” to “pages” section at the top.
In order to fill the background with a color, you can create a rectangle shape which is equal to the size of the page and color it. Choose the color wisely, because twitter recognizes it and makes some numbers and words in your account of the same color. So the color of twitter’s header creates the main impression on your potential followers.
When it’s done, it’s the right time to place the nice little line in the right bottom corner of the header. The best tool for this need is a rectangle tool located in the left toolbar. With the help of the anchor points, which appear after double-clicking an object you are able to resize the line as you like🤘
The ellipse shape will serve you perfectly if you want to decorate the header with colored circles like we did :) You can color them in the well-known background section and adjust their opacity. Also, the workspace tools will be helpful when you place objects one behind another.
The Text tool is really powerful for everything regarding text editing. You can resize and rotate the boxes with words by working with the anchor points and color and change the font in the right toolbar once you have the text selected. Meanwhile, the ellipse shape helped us again and brought a little bit of creativity to the boring “O”.
Here you can see exactly how the mentioned text features are working exactly. At last, after few more typing sessions, the twitter header is ready!
We hope that this tutorial is an informative one and you will be able to create your own unique Twitter Header with Vectr without any difficulties! 🎉
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