Customize your Twitter profile with the new design
Twitter’s new profile layout is already launched and is now available to all accounts. Should you not upload a header image your old Twitter profile design will stay intact. To update your design simply go to Twitter.com/settings/design and upload a “header” image which will then instantly appear.
Update your Twitter background
Additionally, Twitter has also enhanced their background capabilities in this release:
“Twitter users now have more control of the creative elements within the background image on their profile page. The new design gives marketers the flexibility to align the image and, therefore, use both left and right side of the background image to display rich, engaging content. The photos module on the profile page has also been enhanced to show the most recent six images a user has shared.”
If you want a quick way to design your header so that the main part of your image is not hidden, use this Adobe Photoshop download as a reference.
Simply click on the above image to download the file (or click here) and design around the profile area. Once completed, hide group of sample profile data (as Twitter will populate this for you), save the image and upload to Twitter. This will give you a nicely spaced image.