A grid to help you take a "cover photo" for facebook timeline

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A grid to help you take a "cover photo" for facebook timeline
« on: 08 / October / 2011, 18:07:38 »
In a few days facebook will be releasing a new profile called "Timeline" view. At the top of your page you can have a cover photo. I have seen an article showing some interesting uses of the cover photo. I want to make a cover photo where the profile picture and cover photo are continuous. I created a grid for CHDK to help me accomplish this. It will require a little photoshopping to cut the photo into the two pieces (the cover photo and the profile picture) but it shouldn't be too difficult.

Some links regarding the cover photo:

An example of what I'm trying to do:
(that's not a real image, I just pasted myself into an existing landscape, but it get the point across.. the profile image is contiguous with the cover art behind it)

With the right background it can make a cool effect. And with this grid I've made, its easy to go out and align yourself properly (with the help of someone to take your photo) so that when you get home you can easily crop the right areas to make everything fit.

Below is the grid:

@title FB Cover
@rectf 0, 0, 359, 36, 0x44, 0x44
@rectf 0, 155, 8, 239, 0x44, 0x44
@rectf 9, 174, 64, 239, 0x44, 0x44
@rectf 64, 155, 359, 239, 0x44, 0x44
@rect 9, 123, 63, 173, 0x11


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