How's it going , everyone ?
Today , I'll show you how to create awesome profile pictures for Instagram , LinkedIn , Facebook or YouTube .
You know the colourful ones you see all over the place .
These can help you stand out from the crowd and help raise awareness for your content or for your profile .
We'll be using can , which is an easy to use and free drag and drop graphic design tool .
Don't forget to like and subscribe if you find this useful , so let's get straight into it .
Firstly , we need to remove the background from your profile picture as we only need a small image .
We can use an online tool called remove dot BG .
Upload your image and it will remove the background automatically .
If it's not quite perfect , you can click edit , then select Array Slash Restore to fine tune the edges .
Most of the time it gets it right .
First time .
If you want to download the high res version , you will have to pay .
However , in this case , we can just use the preview image , which is only 408 times 6 12 pixels .
But that's more than enough for most profile pictures , which are quite small .
I believe Instagram only requires a square around 100 and 10 by 100 and 10 pixels .
You can use Photoshop or photo P for this task , but because we only need a small image , this will do for now .
Now that we have our profile picture without a background , we can head over to can click on , create a design , enter any dimensions that are square .
I'll choose 600 by 600 which should cover the profile picture requirements For most social websites .
You could choose 10 80 by 10 80 but that might be too much .
In this case .
Click create design , then upload your profile picture without a background and add it to the page .
Then click backgrounds and select a background you like .
You can either choose a solid colour at the top or select one of these picture backgrounds here .
A cool trick you can do with these backgrounds is actually turn them into a smooth gradient .
For example , you can select one of these .
Normally , this looks too busy .
However , if we click , adjust and then change the blur , we can create a nice , smooth gradient effect .
We can do the same thing with this yellow and orange background .
Click , adjust and then change the blur .
If you have a specific brand colour you need to stick to , then you can find more gradients at these websites .
My favourite is ui gradients dot com .
When you go to the home page , it displays a random gradient .
However , if you click show all gradients , you can see a wider selection .
You can rotate them and download by clicking this Get dot JPEG button .
Another one worth mentioning is gradient dot IO .
This offers multicoloured gradients in a range of styles .
These are available to download for free , and you can use them as a background or use CS S code to add to your website now back to can .
You can , of course , also add a photo to the back as well .
If you wanted a professional linked in photo , you could find a picture of an office and add that to the background .
You might be thinking that these images are square , but they appear as a circle on social websites .
Normally , the websites turn your square photo into a circle .
By cropping it , you can see what it will look like by adding a circle from the elements tab .
This can help you align the photo .
Once you've added the circle , you can then resize it so that it covers the entire page .
I make sure the edges of the circle just touch the edges of the square .
You can get it exactly in the middle by kicking position and choosing middle and centre .
You might have to resize it again slightly and then reposition to get it in the middle .
Now everything in the circle will appear in the profile picture .
You can then adjust the size and position of your image .
If you hold control and then right click , you can select the layer behind the circle and use the arrow keys to move the image up or down or left and right once you finished , then just download the PNG and upload to the website of your choice .
This is my instagram .
You can see a bunch of people with cool profile pictures here .
This is kind of the where I got the idea from to change yours .
Just click on a profile picture on the top , right ?
Then click on , add a profile photo , then upload your image .
I'm still planning content for this page , so I have no posts .
At the moment , my main focus has been YouTube , but I'll use this instagram at one point and feel free to follow me .
If you have an instagram page my handle is at learn with .
So that's it .
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