Facebook just launched their Facebook Profile Frame Overlay Maker giving access to anyone to create their own custom overly frames. In this article I am going to show you how you can do this for free. Step 1) Go to Facebook Camera Effects Page to start creating your profile overlay frame. Step 2) Click on “Open Frame Studio” under the Facebook Frame Overlay photo example. Step 3) Click “Open Frame Studio” button in the top right corner to get started and begin the process of creating your custom Facebook frame.
This will give you a popup window that you just need to follow the prompts. Step 4) You must have designed a png graphic for your frame and you will need to upload it during this step.
- For the Facebook Profile Frame Overlay design, Facebook would like the ideal size to be 600 X 600 pixels.
- Once you have created your design, upload it by clicking on the upload art button then size it accordingly.
- Step 5) Finish the process by selecting where you want your frame to be shown.
- We recommend letting everyone use it unless you are looking for local users or users in a specific country.
- Now click submit and wait on Facebook’s approval.
This normally takes between 1 and 3 days for approval or disapproval. Want a little more detail?
Step Two: Create a Transparent Canvas
Below is a short exact How to Create a Free Facebook Profile Frame Overlay video.
Step Three: Customize Your Frame with Text, Images, and Emojis
We hope you enjoyed this blog and that your Facebook overlay frame is super successful.
Kapwing has many popular tools such as text, images, and elements. I recommend using transparent icons and images since we will be exporting the entire image as a png. You could use transparent png images in your picture frame by putting “png” or “transparent” at the end of your search keyword.
Once you have found some images that you’d like to use, resize them so that they are placed within the safe areas. Next, we’re going to add some text to our photo. On the right-hand side panel, there are a few text options that you can use. 1) Choose a font style, 2) Bold, italicize, or underline the text, 3) Change the text color, and 4) Choose a background color. When you’re finished customizing the Facebook profile picture frame, delete the circle on the canvas if you created one.
Step Four: Export and Upload Your Custom Frame to Facebook
Click on Export Image in the top right corner and wait to be taken to the download page. On the download page, you should be able to preview your image and it should be transparent, meaning there should be no background. If your image is not transparent, click Edit and then change the background color to No Color / Transparent. Select Download and your image will be saved to your device.
Next, we’re going to upload the frame to Facebook. Go to https://developers.facebook.com/products/frame-studio/ and select Create a frame. On the next screen, you will be able to upload your frame. Make sure you adjust the size and it looks correct in the preview.
Click Next and enter a few details about your picture frame such as the name, and some optional details such as location, schedule, and keywords. After including all of your details, click Publish. Now you can access your picture frame by going to your profile picture and selecting the camera button, then selecting the Frames tab. In the left-hand side panel search for your frame - mine is called “Hello Summer” - then scroll until you find your frame. Choose the frame and select Use as a profile picture.
Step Five: How to Access Pre-made Profile Picture Frames
To access a pre-made Facebook profile picture frame, go to your profile picture and select the camera button, then select the Frames tab. In the frames tab, you can search for frames or select one of the suggested frames. Select one that you like and click Use as a profile picture.
I hope this tutorial helped you create some fun Facebook profile picture frames. If you decide to create more, tag us @KapwingApp on social media - we’d love to see what you end up making. For more written tutorials like this one, visit our Resources page which can help with your video and photo editing needs. While you’re here, check out some related articles below.
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