Video: How To Create Facebook Tab Image Using Adobe Illustrator

Since writing a post on Video: How To Change The App/Tab Images On Facebook Business Pages I have had several requests from people on how I made the images that appear in the Views/Tabs on Facebook (the images that take you to the Apps when selected), so here is my secret to create Facebook tab image.

I use Adobe Illustrator (part of Adobe CS5.5) to create these images.  Whilst this is not the cheapest of software (or the most user friendly for the untrained), it is actually quite simple to use for this purpose if you have access to this software and therefore I have made a quick video to step you through the process using Adobe Illustrator.

Whilst in this video I have focused on simple branding and labelling of the buttons, you can be far more creative.  It is also a good idea to include a call to action with any text that you use.  I have seen some really good examples of this, including this one from Social Identities.

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Once you have created these images, you can then follow the steps in Video: How To Change The App/Tab Images On Facebook Business Pages to upload your new images to the Views/Tabs section of your Facebook Page.

[UPDATE: Don't despair if you don't have access to Adobe Illustrator, then there is an alternative. There is now a new on-line Timeline Image Tool that lets you create your own image, add text, then upload it automatically to your Facebook page for FREE – Check it out!]

If you have created these images easily using other these two or other software, please share your tips in the comments below. 

About Loren Bartley

Loren Bartley is as a social media strategist, educator, coach, public speaker, blogger, early adopter, self-confessed lover of all things geek-eske, and mother of three.

As the founder of Impactiv8, Loren helps businesses grow using the power of social media and lifecycle marketing automation.

Loren has created three online training programs: Social Media Success, FB Business Success and Linked Business Success and she also offers bespoke social media presentations, workshops, one-on-one coaching and social media implementation services.

Loren is also the producer and co-host of the highly successful #BusinessAddicts The Podcast, which she hosts in conjunction with Fiona Redding from The Happiness Hunter.

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