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Professional Facebook Covers Design Services & FAQ — Made in America on the West Coast

All Facebook cover designs, research, restorations, and most contemporary photography by GARY G. BALLARD.

If you are looking for a top American professional graphic artist to hire to design your best Facebook cover art, or you just want to enjoy my beautiful "Made in America" artistic work and study guides, please read on about some of the common problems why and how to create professional looking Facebook imagery.

Grandma always told me, "the mark of a true professional is that he makes it look easy." And no where is this more evident than in my creative San Diego design studio based in California, USA.

But be assured, I have decades of experience learning my craft (photojournalism), and spent thousands of hours honing my successful writing, photography and design style for Web publishing.

I believe publishing information worthy of your precious time begins with diligent research and ends with a high-quality professional presentation that is not only "easy on the eyes" to read, but also teaches us something we didn't know in a memorable fashion.

PROFESSIONAL FACEBOOK DESIGN — MADE IN THE USA

My Famous Indian Chiefs beautiful Facebook cover art is a prime example of my design philosophy — research, edit, feature, teach, design around content (not technology).

DESIGNING FACEBOOK COVERS FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Q: Why are my cover picturess on Facebook blurry, pixilated, cut off or distorted?

A: Facebook covers should be uploaded at the exact pixel dimensions of 851x315, and no larger than 100KB — if you are not hitting these Facebook guidlines, Facebook is more than likely chewing up your images and spitting them out to these specs. If your colors fade, desaturate, oversaturate or otherwise shift, you should get some information on HOW your Web browsers and applications deal with color spaces... of course I have extensive free Web articles covering these technical areas.

FACEBOOK DESIGNS MADE IN AMERICA

If you hire my creative professional design services out of San Diego, you may be assured my graphic designs are 100 percent created in America by a full-blooded American graphic artist (me).

Q: Why do my pictures become blotchy, pixilated, noisy, or have artifacts in them when I save them at the 100KB size recommended by Facebook tutorials?

A: JPEG compression at 3 or 4 quality generally starts to look like crap especially on Facebook covers that have a lot of small detail — such as in my above Athletes and lower Veterans 851x315 covers — my best advice here is to design cover art with less-detailed imagery, and more simple like my beautiful California Indian Education cover at the top of this page.

However, detail is information, so it is a tradeoff between sharpness, clarity and detail.

US MILITARY HEROS

My 851x315 historical US Military Veterans Facebook cover is a mixture of professionally-restored public domain photographs, US government publication covers, and my recent original photography.

Again, the fine detail in the cover is hard to get clean under Facebook guidelines (100KB), so the best covers will be simple in design elements, as previously mentioned.

SOCIAL NETWORKING

Social Networking on virtual community sites like facebook.com, myspace.com, classmates.com, badoo.com, bebo.com, blackplanet.com, flickr.com, friendster.com, google.com, habbo.com, mylife.com, netlog.com, orkut.com, qzone.com, twitter.com should also use beautiful professional imagery to have the broadest appeal to fellow users.

NATIONS BUILDING PR

Promoting public relations of national organizations are ideal for impressive Facebook covers, if properly implemented.

BEAUTIFUL PHOTOGRAPHY DESIGN

Beautiful photography and design never goes out of style and can be the hook that brings quality traffic to your websites.

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Causes like Tribal Sovereignty in America are a natural on Facebook and networking websites.

Historical blogs to solicit funding for socially significant multimedia film projects are a useful tool on Facebook and can bring traffic and attention to your cause.

MANE IN AMERICAN BRAND

Company branding, and building community service blogs are an excellent way to serve your customers.

TECHNICAL ASPECTS OF SELF PUBLISHING ON THE INTERNET

Hiring qualified professionals can usually help you produce beautiful and effective results, a lot faster than trying to have your people learn on the job.

And while I would love it if you CONTACTED ME TODAY with an opportunity to work with your company, cause or personal projects — I have also spent a lot of time writing articles and tutorials for the do it yourselfers.

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