How can I improve my profile visually?
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How can I improve my profile visually?

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Now that you have become an expert in creating a professional profile and integrating badges and widgets, we are now going to show you how to improve and optimise your profile visually - adding the perfect finishing touches.

1. What can I use for my profile picture?

1. What can I use for my profile picture? by homify UK

1. What can I use for my profile picture?

A great personal touch to your profile is a portrait photo. For it to appear as its best, the recommended dimensions for the picture are 272 x 272 px.

By adhering to this guide, your portrait will blend in harmoniously with your profile. It is however, advisable to select a picture in which you are facing front and centre or looking toward the right hand side.

A great personal touch to your profile is a portrait photo. For it to appear as its best, the recommended dimensions for the picture are 272 x 272 px.

By adhering to this guide, your portrait will blend in harmoniously with your profile. It is however, advisable to select a picture in which you are facing front and centre or looking toward the right hand side.

2. Can I use my company logo as a profile picture?

How can I improve my profile visually? by homify UK

2. Can I use my company logo as a profile picture?

If you come from a studio or collective, and prefer to use a company logo as opposed to a single portrait, you can of course, choose to go down this path instead. Make sure that the lettering is legible and centred, and that the photo is good quality.

In addition, don't be afraid of white or negative space around the text. Make sure that the name of your company isn't too long, so that it displays correctly on smartphones and tablets.

If you come from a studio or collective, and prefer to use a company logo as opposed to a single portrait, you can of course, choose to go down this path instead. Make sure that the lettering is legible and centred, and that the photo is good quality.

In addition, don't be afraid of white or negative space around the text. Make sure that the name of your company isn't too long, so that it displays correctly on smartphones and tablets.

3. Ideally, what should the cover photo look like?

How can I improve my profile visually? by homify UK

3. Ideally, what should the cover photo look like?

The optimum height of a cover image is 2276 px and at least 1500 px wide. This is not only displayed on your profile, but in the general overview of our experts in the "Professionals" tab. To leave a good impression, here are a few tips on choosing the best cover photo:

Do's:

- Select a picture in landscape orientation

- Use a picture that is high quality

- Choose an image that is a good representation of your work

Don't's:

- Use a combination of two or more images

- Text and/or watermark the image

- And, if possible, avoid using rendered images

The optimum height of a cover image is 2276 px and at least 1500 px wide. This is not only displayed on your profile, but in the general overview of our experts in the "Professionals" tab. To leave a good impression, here are a few tips on choosing the best cover photo:

Do's:

- Select a picture in landscape orientation

- Use a picture that is high quality

- Choose an image that is a good representation of your work

Don't's:

- Use a combination of two or more images

- Text and/or watermark the image

- And, if possible, avoid using rendered images

4. How can I select my cover photo?

How can I improve my profile visually? by homify UK

4. How can I select my cover photo?

You can select any image from the projects you've already uploaded to homify to be your cover photo. Simply hover your mouse over your current cover photo and the option "Change cover" will appear.  Once clicked, you will be asked to choose which project you'd like to take the photo from. From here, you can choose the image you like best. You can also change your profile picture by hovering your mouse inside the circle.

If you are not happy with how the photo looks, don't stress - this is not a permanent or final choice! You can repeat this process until you find the image that not only looks best, but reflects your brand in the best possible light.

You can select any image from the projects you've already uploaded to homify to be your cover photo. Simply hover your mouse over your current cover photo and the option "Change cover" will appear.  Once clicked, you will be asked to choose which project you'd like to take the photo from. From here, you can choose the image you like best. You can also change your profile picture by hovering your mouse inside the circle.

If you are not happy with how the photo looks, don't stress - this is not a permanent or final choice! You can repeat this process until you find the image that not only looks best, but reflects your brand in the best possible light.

5. Is it possible to customise the gradient on the edge of my cover photo?

How can I improve my profile visually? by homify UK

5. Is it possible to customise the gradient on the edge of my cover photo?

If you hover your cursor over the right hand side of your cover photo, a strip will appear. Here, you can select one of the automatically generated tones as the gradient that appears on either side of your cover photo.

Black and white, as well as three prominent colours seen in your image will be presented to you. It is recommended to choose a gradient that suits the colours and tones in the image.

If you hover your cursor over the right hand side of your cover photo, a strip will appear. Here, you can select one of the automatically generated tones as the gradient that appears on either side of your cover photo.

Black and white, as well as three prominent colours seen in your image will be presented to you. It is recommended to choose a gradient that suits the colours and tones in the image.