Setting up a Twitter Cover photo is quite easy once you know the right size. The cover photo is the large one at the top of your Twitter account.
Twitter uses a responsive layout that adjusts for different-sized screens, the actual size that it’s displayed at varies quite a bit. The largest your image displays at is 1500x 500px. The semi-transparent part on the top and bottom also re-size.
The ideal size for the image you upload is 1500x500px (aspect ratio of 135:76, which is very close to 16:9).
The Twitter Cover Photo PSD Template we provide is 1080 x 608 px and is shown below. That’s right, we don’t make you signup for our newsletter to download a simple template. Just download it, get your cover photo looking awesome, and then if it helped you, let your friends know where you got it. (Yes, that was my shameless self promotion plug.)
You are free to choose any type of image for your profile picture (as long as it doesn’t violate Twitter’s terms of service). Twitter recommends that you use “a good, recognizable head-shot”, but as you can see we chose something a bit different. It’s really up to you to be creative, and make it fit within a 400x400px square.
So that’s it, now you can easily create your own Twitter Cover Photo. Be sure to check out our other posts for Facebook, Google+, and LinkedIn.