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I found this article in a blog that I get on my Facebook account. It looks like a pretty interesting way to "change up" the normal boring (IMHO) Facebook profile page. However, beings I'm still new at this, I can't figure out how to "convert" the tools used in the article or on the Youtube video by the original author, to those used in PDN. I'm hoping someone here might be interested enough to help out. Here is a snip from the article of the look I'm going for. This is NOT me. LOL

profilehack1.jpg

Thanks!

Odean

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Open Paint.NET.

Open your Facebook page. Press the PrintScrn key on your keyboard.

In Paint.NET, press Ctrl + Alt + V.

Use Crop to Selection to eliminate the unneeded part of the screen shot.

Paint over with white anything that isn't one of the pictures.

With Tolerance set to zero, Magic Wand the white.

Make a new layer, Paintbucket fill the selection with white. (Or any solid color)

Call this the mask layer.

Make the original screenshot not visible.

Position the new image/images that you want to use below the mask layer.

Use a transparent hole in the mask layer with Magic Wand to create a selection.

Copy that selection from the new image layer to a new file -

Ctrl + C

Ctrl + Alt + V

Save and name the file appropriately.

Repeat for the remaining "holes".

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Hey all, first off, I hope this doesn't come as too pushy, but I wanted to point people to an alternative way to slice up the image. I've made a tool to slice up the image automatically, check it out:

http://vindimy.dyndns.org/fb.php

It does the work for you, although it's not as customizable as Paint or other graphic programs. Enjoy!

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Ok, got it to work with PDN!

First, download my PDN file:

http://hotfile.com/d...k_Mask.pdn.html

Open the file in PDN

Open the picture you wish to use in PDN

Press Ctrl + A or Edit Menu + Select All

Press Ctrl + C or Edit Menu + Copy

Go back to my template

Select the bottom layer (Background)

Press Ctrl + V or Edit Menu + Paste

****Do not select the resize canvas option if it asks

Now you are free to move the picture you just pasted in around and can position how you want it to look.

Once you have it adjusted, change to the Rectangle Select Tool, Selection Mode should be Replace, and change from Normal to Fixed Size.

First we will change the size units to pixels

Now change the width to 108

Now change the height to 532

Now Click and Drag anywhere on the screen, you are going to drag to upper left corner of the left most picture. You may want to have this zoomed in so you can be sure to select the picture properly.

Once selected, hit Ctrl + C or Edit Menu + Paste

Ctrl + N or File Menu + New

Accept the defaults as they should be the size of what you just copied.

Press Ctrl + V or Edit Menu + Paste

Press Ctrl + S or File Menu + Save

Name it whatever you want (Starting with the main picture, I named them 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; this will help you out later) change the type to JPEG, click ok, set the Quality to 100% and click Ok.

Go back to the template photo, change to the Rectangle Select Tool

Change the width to 97

Change the height to 68

Now Click and Drag anywhere on the screen, you are going to drag to upper left corner of the left most smaller picture. You may want to have this zoomed in so you can be sure to select the picture properly.

Once selected, hit Ctrl + C or Edit Menu + Paste

Ctrl + N or File Menu + New

Accept the defaults as they should be the size of what you just copied.

Press Ctrl + V or Edit Menu + Paste

Press Ctrl + S or File Menu + Save

Name it whatever you want, change the type to JPEG, click ok, set the Quality to 100% and click Ok.

Repeat the last part on the remaining pictures, save all as different names.

Now that you have your pictures ready:

Log into Facebook

Upload all of the pictures in a new album (when the picture selection tool opens, just press Ctrl + A and they will upload in the correct order).

Once uploaded, open the last picture in the group, tag it as yourself, then go to the previous photo, tag it. Tag all of the small photos as yourself, then on the main pic (don't tag) set it as your profile pic.

Done.

Here is a good video tutorial photoshop, the later half of it show uploading and tagging to facebook, if you need to see instead of just read it!

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