Free Facebook cover photo template for Photoshop and downloadable size guide

Download a free Photoshop template for Facebook cover photos

Featuring our recommended (2018) “Universal Size” 16:9 aspect ratio for cover photo sizes on Pages, Groups and Profiles. We explain how the cover sizes work in this blog post.

For 2018 you need to be creating all cover photos (Page, Group and Profile) at 1920px x 1080px. This optimises the photos for retina screens and ensures that the full depth offered by mobile/smartphone is utilised.

The screen grab below shows how Facebook will crop your 1920px x 1080px photo on a Facebook Page. Full screen on mobile, top and bottom crop on tablet and desktop.

Facebook Cover Photo Free Photoshop Template

Ensure all your text is within the central safe area.

Our free Photoshop template includes marked-up layers for Pages, Groups and Profile cover photos so that you can see which areas of your photo or graphics will be cropped on different devices.

To download your free Photoshop template simply enter your name and email in the form at the top of this page (or in the pop-up window).

The free Digiterati Facebook cover photo size guide

You’ll also get, totally free-of-charge, our Facebook cover photo size guide that shows, in detail, how Facebook renders photos across multiple devices and how it differs between Pages, Groups and Profiles.


By the way, we don’t exactly follow Facebook’s own recommended size

Facebook rather belatedly issued some recommended size guidelines after their recent Group cover photo size change. We’ve written a pretty robust post in response because we disagree with them (our size works perfectly, and crucially works across all Pages, Groups and Profiles). You can read it by clicking below:

Why Facebook’s own advice on Group cover photo size is short-sighted

Marie Page

About Marie Page

Marie Page is one of the UK’s leading Facebook marketing experts. She is a founding partner of digital marketing consultancy The Digiterati and the Digiterati Academy e-learning portal for marketers and entrepreneurs. Her award-winning Master's Dissertation was the culmination of three years' academic research into Facebook that resulted in a book (and companion online course) 'Winning at Facebook Marketing with Zero Budget' that became an Amazon bestseller. Marie's work on the Facebook News Feed algorithm was featured in The Huffington Post. A recognised thought leader on social media, Marie is often approached by journalists for comment in articles such as this Telegraph article. She was also interviewed for ITV's Tonight show on Facebook privacy issues in relation to advertising. Marie is a regular guest on digital marketing blogs and podcasts including Social Media Examiner and Smart Insights. In 2018 she is speaking at Brighton SEO, Europe's biggest search and marketing conference. Marie is also author of two Smart Insights books: 'Smarter Guide to Facebook Marketing', now in its fourth edition, and 'Facebook Ads Guide', both edited by Dr Dave Chaffey. Marie is also a part time yoga teacher.