Free 2019 Twitter PSD Header Template + Free Online Design Resources = Branding Happiness


By: Drew McManus

In: Design & Branding

If it’s been more than a year since you updated your Twitter account header image, it’s high time for something new. To that end, ArtsHacker has you covered with free Photoshop template capable of helping you design the best possible image header that looks great across both browser and app based versions.

Just The Specs

If you’re more of the DIY type and only need the specs, here you go:

  • Header: 1500 pixels wide x 500 pixels high
  • Profile: 400 pixels x 400 pixels

Why The Template Helps

Since Twitter relies on the awesome that is responsive design, you need to know that you don’t get 100% of those pixels showing across all browser and device types. In order to arrive at a design that doesn’t suffer from #AutoCropFail, you’ll need to muck about with calculations available in Twitter dev resources along with a lot of trial and error.

Or you can simply use the following template.

Download Template

Design Tips

  • Use The template layers. Each section is a unique layer and the text is bundled into a group.  Create a new layer to begin your own design and position it below these. You can then activate/deactivate or edit their opacity to see if your design falls into the naughty or nice territory.
  • Save your file at as high of a quality file size as possible (max filesize = 2MB). All social media platforms compress and optimize the images you upload so if you do all of that ahead of time, you’ll end up with degraded image quality.
  • Save your file in JPG or PNg format.
  • Less Is More. Avoid loading up the header image with small details or text.

Free Online Design Resources

No Photoshop skills? No Photoshop app? No time? All of the above? No worries, the internets have you covered.

Both and provide basic customization of a wide range of templates. You’ll need to create a free account to access the design tools and download the final result so brace for email marketing impact.

Canva Twitter Header Templates

Snappa Twitter Header Templates

Drew McManus
Drew McManus
In addition to my consulting business, I'm also the Principal of Venture Industries Online but don’t let that title fool you into thinking I'm just a tech geek. I bring 20+ years of global broad-based arts consulting experience to the table to help clients break the cycle of choosing one-size-fits-none solutions and instead, deliver options allowing them to get ahead of the tech curve instead of trying to catch up by going slower. With the vision of legacy support strategy and the delights of creative insights, my mission is to deliver a sophisticated next generation technology designed especially for the field of performing arts. The first step in that journey began in 2010 when The Venture Platform was released, a purpose-designed managed website development solution designed especially for arts organizations and artists. For fun, I write a daily blog about the orchestra business, provide a platform for arts insiders to speak their mind, lead a team of intrepid arts pros to hack the arts, lead an arts business incubator, and love a good coffee drink.
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