I have been getting a lot of requests from other twitters on how I made my diamond-shaped picture for my Twitter Profile Image. (as seen on @zedomaxbiz)
I am usually too stubborn to use any free services for image editing so let me explain how I did it in about 2 minutes using Photoshop. If you have access to Photoshop, try it out yourself it’s not too hard.
First off, pick out a photo of yourself that you want to use…for me, I chose this one for this DIY:
Next, you will want to “rotate” the picture about 45 degrees, so you can make a diamond cut out of it. (Since the picture is upright, I need to rotate it about 45 degrees and make a box cut first.)
1) Go to Edit->Transform->Rotate.
2) Rotate your picture about 45 degrees like this:
3) Then select this tool, which is basically ellipse selecting tool:
4) After you make a nice rounded-corner box, right-click and select “Make Selection”.
5) Once you make the selection, you will want to cut it, so go to Edit->Cut.
6) After cutting your face, go to File->New to open a new window to paste to.
7) Make the Width and Height about twice bigger than default. (My default was 200×200 so I made the new window 400×400 pixels so I can rotate my face.)
After you make the new window, simply paste by going to Edit->Paste.
9) You will get something like this:
10) Using the same methods as in Step 1 and 2, rotate your picture so you get a diamond.
11) Now, find you layer window, right-click on the face layer, then select “Blending Options”.
12) Select “Drop Shadow” and press OK. (You can also mess around with the values a bit if you want to.
13) You should get something like this now:
14) We need to get rid of extra whitespaces so go to Image->Trim and press OK.
15) Yey, you are done! Save as a Jpeg, Gif, PNG, or your favorite type of image file and upload to Twitter.
Now your profile picture will definitely stand out since everyone else uses squares while you are a diamond in haystacks!
Now, go re-tweet my tweet on this cool hack plz!