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Popup Facebook Picture

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UPDATE:
Hey everyone! All the pictures in the comments look awesome, and I've seen all kinds of people use this (Freddie Wong for example... sweet!) but unfortunately, Facebook's been changed and this doesn't work at all anymore. There are ways to do something similar and I'm working on an all new Instructable, but until then, this instructable will serve as a memorial of the older more simple Facebook...

UPDATE UPDATE:
I've got some fun ideas to try out when the new Facebook "Timeline" profile hits... Whenever that is. Look out for a new Instructable whenever Facebook releases that.

This how to make your Facebook Profile Picture look like it's transparent, or popping out of the page! You can even do what I did and make it look like it's behind the page, poking out!
 
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Step 1: What you need

Here's what you need to make your pop-up picture!

-A Camera, or a picture that you want to use.

-Photoshop, or the GIMP, or even Paint will do.

-The attached picture. (right click and save as)

Step 2: Get the Picture

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First, get your picture.

Try to pick one that would make an interesting pop-up. If you are going to be making it look like you are peeking out from behind the white part of the page, hold a big white piece of paper in front of you to make the next step easier.

Step 3: Make it Pop Up/Out/In

Now, using Photoshop, or the GIMP, or some other image editing program that supports layers, cut out your image and get rid of the background. If you don't know how to go that, Google it.

Then, after it's cut out, copy it and paste it onto the background image. (You'll have to right click and save that image) You'll probably have to resize your image because the background image is very small.

Keep in mind, if you want to the image to be taller, you can't add height to it. You need to make the bottom part, the white part, longer. If you resize the grey/blue part, the image won't line up.
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oliver16342 years ago
Can u make the post for the timeline please. I already have the timeline and i want to have time to make it cool before everyone one else gets switched to the timeline.
Super Cameraman (author)  oliver16342 years ago
Don't you worry, I have some pretty neat ideas for the timeline. I just got it. LOTS of possibilities.
atomicbob3 years ago
The size of the blue at the top depends on the length of your current status. once i realized that, it was awesome!

keep it to one line and you're good to go. great instructable!
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jperric3 years ago
Thanks a lot! The height of the gray part had to be adjusted a little, but it really worked out well!
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mayday2954 years ago
 Sweet! I did it-- I had to adjust the top blue part of your file, in order to line it up properly.  
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Hello im hardik, plz plz plz help me how to make dat type f pro pic.i wait fr ur rep.
Well just follow the guide and post your picture so I can get a reference of where you are at... and if your picture is not lining up right, what I did was expand the length, or decrease it in order to fit.

( i ended up making 3 pictures, uploading all of them to my facebook, then changing them as the facebook layout changed, taller picture, smaller picture, etc. to line them up properly;
Foaly73 years ago
I posted the "cake is a lie" thing on my facebook, not remembering where I got it from. :P
itworks3 years ago
Thanks a lot, I had a lot of fun with this!
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polymeme4 years ago
Thank you for this. Now I can freak out all my friends!
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polymeme4 years ago
Ok, I did it, didn't resize the background image at all, and it worked. Looked great. Then I posted something and suddenly it wasn't aligned anymore. Like 10-15 pixels lower than it was before. I don't get it.
artobot5 years ago
This was fun! Here's my shot at it.
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laxap artobot5 years ago
Awesome !
laxap laxap4 years ago
I made It! [tm]

(solving the pixel alignment issue)
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 3 X Awesome = Still awesome.


That's awesome!
mayday2954 years ago
 Sweet! I did it-- I had to adjust the top blue part of your file, in order to line it up properly.  
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This is awesome but i think FB changed the header size :(

anyone have the new dimensions?
errrr i dont know whats going on... the size keeps changing or it looks off then its fine then off again
 Watch your status update -- for me, it worked fine with a single-line status, but as soon as it went to 2 lines, the image was off.

I think FB's tweaked it's layout since this 'ible was posted.
AH
Thank You

JohnJY4 years ago
 Kilroy Was Here
Jakeg4 years ago
Honestly I couldn't find good instructions on using gimp for this...    could anyone help me please?  I just need some instructions for this in "The Gimp".

                                        -Jake
 use the lasso tool and click out the outline of you, then copy the image and paste it on your save pic, layer> anchor/merge.
aglaranna5 years ago
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...You made your dog a Facebook..?
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lets see how far this thread can go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Haha I like your profile picture. That's exactly what I did with mine! Sorta...
...isn't that against Facebook acceptable use?
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First off, this was a valid question, not an attack on you or your pet. Treat it as such and don't be so caustic.

Secondly, if you check the Terms of Use, under Eligibility:
"Membership in the Service is void where prohibited. This Site is intended solely for users who are thirteen (13) years of age or older, and users of the Site under 18 who are currently in high school or college. Any registration by, use of or access to the Site by anyone under 13, or by anyone who is under 18 and not in high school or college, is unauthorized, unlicensed and in violation of these Terms of Use. By using the Service or the Site, you represent and warrant that you are 13 or older and in high school or college, or else that you are 18 or older, and that you agree to and to abide by all of the terms and conditions of this Agreement."

The Average life expectancy of most medium-breed dogs is around 12 yrs, so the only way that your dog would be above 13 would be if he were a large dog (which few count as "cute") or if they are very old... which by your thumbnail he does not look.
Now, granted, you may count "dog years" in which case your dog is indeed above the age of 18 and NOT in high-school or college, but that's your prerogative.

Why do I care? Why do you care why I care? Maybe I just wanted to know. :-P
good grief
I know all these comments about the dog are pointless, but I'd just like to add that 1 human year ISN'T actually equal to 7 dog years, that's just an old belief.
hahaha you guys are awesome hahaha
ReCreate saisay5 years ago
it doesn't matter if it is human years or alien years, A year is a year, The time it takes to get us around the glowing fireball
saisay saisay5 years ago
Oh, and nice instructable, I'll have to try this sometime :P
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHHA CLASSIC HAHAHAHA
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ok get some perspective lol just let the dog have his facebook and pm his friends seriosuly you have nothing better to do!
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