Be ahead of the game, and save some cash while you are at it. Don’t pay someone to make you a custom NewTwitter background, make it yourself.
To make your own custom Twitter background for the new Twitter, you will need some sort of photo editing software. You can use free programs such as Mspaint, and Gimp, or a paying program such as Photoshop. I use Gimp because it’s free, easy to use, and does as much as Photoshop if not more.
For your custom newtwitter background you need to create a bank image the size of 1920 by 1200 in pixels, not in inches. This is the size that will cover all the screens that are out to date, but you will only really be focusing on 1920 by 617 pixels.
The first part of your custom newtwitter background you should work on is the left hand side of the picture. The width should be no larger then 111 pixels. If you make the width any larger it won’t be able to be fully seen, you should also not make it any longer then 617 long. This is where you should put your web address, Facebook, Myspace, Youtube account. Most people look at the left then the right first.
The center top of your custom newtwitter background, you should start at about 400px, to about 750 pixels. No longer then 24 pixels or the newtwitter background will cover it.
The right hand side of your custom newtwitter background, you should start about 1138 pixels, making width no wider then 125 or it will be cut off by some visitors. After you make that rectangle, copy and paste it about 25 pixels apart from the one you just made to the right. Do this another time, so you have a total of three rectangles for larger screen viewers. In between the 2 sides you can put anything, but realize it will be covered it to some degree.
Now your background is custom made by you for the newtwitter. This is useful for business owners, or anyone else for that matter that wants to show off their own skills instead of paying someone, or taking someone’s background and setting it as your own. fully advertise what you do, and if you write for AC, be sure to add that link to your background too!
If you want to see an example of a custom made newtwitter background, that followed these directions, and use it as a template, you can always look up joelcomm on twitter. Keep in mind his backgrounds are sponsored by another company. You can get the background by using Firefox, and right click it, and select “view background image” then right click “save image as”.