Download Our Free Photoshop Template for the New, Larger Google+ Cover

Google+ just launched some updates to the profile pages, including a much larger cover photo. Scrambling to redo your Google+ cover with these new specifications? Download our free Photoshop Template to use as a guide.

Lots of new visual improvements were announced today for the Google+ profile pages.  For me, it was a literal head-to-desk moment, having just finished a cover design for one of our clients.  D'oh!

Here's the scoop on the new cover:

  1. You can upload a cover up to 2120 x 1192px.
  2. When your browser is resized, though, the cover will be proportionately no teeny, tiny text!
  3. There is a semi-translucent back gradient at the bottom where a 120x120px circle version of your profile pic and your name is.
  4. When the page first loads, only the lower portion of the photo shows.  When a user scrolls, the rest will appear.
  5. Google will crop your cover photo if it isn't in a 16:9 ratio.