How to Create a facebook Cover-Photo Using Lightroom and Photoshop – Part 1

Screencast Synopsis

Far-better than simply uploading any image to facebook for use as a "cover-photo", this two-part screencast shows how to previsualize the end result by working with both Lightroom and Photoshop.

The fb cover-photo window's aspect ratio (Width by Height) is considerably different than the standard image aspect ratio our cameras produce.

Part 1 in this pair of screencasts shows how to build, then utilize a custom Crop in Lightroom's Develop module so that we upload the intended version of an original photo we would like to use in the cover-photo template facebook provides. Then learn how to export from Lightroom at an optimum size for further creative work (as a layered composite) in Photoshop if you'd like.

A step-by-step process is illustrated in this tutorial: