In the previous tutorial, I have told you about designing of Facebook Profile Cover, The Page Banner and Group timeline poster. Now today we will design custom Google Plus quilt 480 by 270 just using Photoshop. Because some of the people do not idea about the size of G+ profile cover and graphics quality. If you’ve G+ profile and have needed a unique and outstanding cover then don’t be a worry. In this tutorial, I’ll teach you all about the cover for G+ profile in Hd quality. First off all get some ideas here
Read this tutorial completely and do practice with us at every step. After reading this, you will be able to design your own beautiful covers effortlessly.
Steps to Design Custom Google Plus Quilt 480 by 270
Step 1: Create G+ Cover Document
First of all make a new document according to a size of the cover of G+ profile. Go to File -> New from the main menu or press the key command Ctrl + N from the command board.
When you will click on New option a fresh window will open having further choices related to a new document. First change the name of a file as “G+ Cover” with default name Untitled-1. Put the Preset value as Custom from the combo box.
After entering the name of a file now establish the size of the document in next option. Adjust Width and Height according to the cover size of Google plus. Put values of Width 4.8 Inches and Height 2.7 Inches or actual size 480 px by 270 px.
Now in next option set value of resolution, keep in mind this feature is significant and I’ve already told you most of the times that without this you can’t produce high-quality pixels cover. So be care full and put the resolution value always good; I’ve fixed resolution 500 Pixels / Inches. This is enough large, but it will give HD graphics results. After that pick the color mode as RGB 8 bit and Background Contents As White. It’s mean you want to work on a white sheet with 8bit basic colors Red, Green, Blue.
All values have been filled now click on an OK button to create a new document. The cover will look first like below picture.
Ahead you will see a lock on the background layer. First of all remove the lock from the background layer by doing double-click on it.
Step 2: Fill The Layer Background
After unlocking the layer now change the BG Color of the white sheet. For this purpose, you must choose a color from the Color Picker (Foreground) window. You can select your favorite color no issue, but here I’ve picked color #f6ed58. Pick up the Paint Bucket Tool and do a single click on the sheet. The white blank sheet will be turned colorful.
Step 3: Add Colorful Circles by Ellipse Tool
Select the Ellipse Tool from the Toolbar or press key command U from your keyboard. Draw the first circle with Fill and Stroke color #262164 in the Left upper corner of the cover. After that draw the second circle behind the first. Select Ellipse Tool again and draw the circle with Fill and Stroke color #3c2d64. After adding the second circle now drag this layer Ellipse 2 before Ellipse 1 in Layer Panel.
Same like that insert other colorful round shapes, like below picture. Just repeat this step again and again to make more shapes.
Step 4: Insert Circles in Right Corner
The left side has been completed now add more circles in a right top side of the cover. Just repeat the step 3 and make the round shapes of Ellipse tool and adjust them like the previous step3. The cover will look like a below picture.
Step 5: Insert Text Google +
All shapes have been added now write the text into Google Plus Profile cover. For this purpose, you must select Type Tool and Type “Google +” text with Font color #ffffff, Font Style Alien League, Font Size 24pt and click on Tick Icon.
Step 6: Draw Rectangular Shapes in Footer
Select the Rectangular Shape Tool from the toolbar and draw the figures one by one of the different colors at the bottom side of the cover.
Finally, we’ve learned it is easy to make a glamorous cover for Google plus profile using Photoshop. In the end just save it in PNG image format into your computer. So go To File -> Save and give extension PNG and save the cover. Enjoy this tutorial and do a practice of every step at your end.
I conclude that it is stress-free to make a creative banner for Google + profile in Photoshop. We followed some step and made a beautiful cover. First of all we created a new document with respect to the size of the cover. Changed the background with Paint Bucket Tool and then added colorful circles by Ellipse Tool in left and right both side of the cover. Inserted text with Type Tool and plotted rectangular shapes at the footer of cover. At the end saved final cover in PNG image format into your computer.