You will need
- Adobe Photoshop.
Open Adobe Photoshop and create a new document. Immediately set the desired width to 200px and height 500px. Resolution install more, but bit depth color mode is not so important, you can leave it at the default 8 bit.
Start with the background. You can simply fill it with color using the Fill tool on the left panel, or by applying "Gradient". In this case, as the main background was used picture. So it is not distorted when entering, hold down Ctrl and drag over an area, increasing or decreasing the image to the desired size.
Paste the photo that best captures your spirit or whatever it is that you want to appear before the visitors of your page. This avatar will judge you in the first place. If the photo you do not want to put something on the background you can write your nickname. In this case, you should play with the text – use additional fonts, change transparency, and the degree of fill, the properties of the layer itself. In this case, was used the effects of shadows and inner glow, and in the application layer of the selected shade.
Add artistic effects using brushes. You can use the standard or to find kits on specialized sites. Before using the brush create a new layer by pressing Shift+Ctrl+N.
Create another layer, to add a frame. Then select the instrument "Rectangular selection" and his help will not select the whole picture, and stepping back from the edges a couple of millimeters. Press Shift+Ctrl+I, the selection is inverted. Fill it with white, and a mapping method set the "Soft light".
If you want to get a good picture, work in a professional graphics editor. If you do not know how to use it, open the photo or picture into Paint and cut around so that the image fits into the desired frame. The inconvenience of the built-in editor that accurately set the required size you will not succeed.
Advice 2 : How to make a great photo Vkontakte
The picture that is on the user page, it is impossible to do more in the conventional sense of the word, ie more at the same time and the width and height. But it can be made higher, using the program Adobe Photoshop.
You will need
- Adobe Photoshop
Open the program and click the menu item "File > Open" (File > Open) or use the shortcut keys Ctrl+O, enter the path to the desired picture and click "Open". In the workspace of the program will appear a new document. Next, decide how you will give it extra height. The first is to simply stretch it vertically (see the second paragraph of the instructions). The second stick from the bottom or top of another image (see third and fourth paragraphs of the instructions).
Click the menu item "Image > image Size" (Image > Image size). A new window will appear in which you have to remove the check mark next to "Maintain aspect ratio" (Constrain proportions). Now find the section "Dimension" (Pixel dimensions) and the increase in the parameter "Height" (Height). When finished, click "OK". As you can see, the image is stretched in height. How to save the image, read the point 5 of the user.
Click the menu item "Image > canvas Size" (Image > Canvas size). Increase the eye parameter "Height" (Height), in the future you at any time will be able to correct him. Turn the background to a full layer: click right mouse button and from the appeared menu choose "Of background" (From background) and click OK
Upload another image in the same way as in the first step. Using the settings in the "Image > image Size" make the image width is same as the pictures. Using the Move tool (Move, hot key V) to drag and drop this picture to a document with the main image and position both layers as needed. If the height of the canvas is not big enough, fix it.
To save the image, click the menu item File > Save as (File > Save as), enter the path to the new file, its name, the desired format and click "Save".