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Engaging FaceBook Cover and Profile Pics by StvRich 2.0 Eyes Faces

Updated on February 3, 2014

At the bottom of this Article is a musical piece called SUMMIT, with a Drum Cover by an incredible young drummer named, Casey Cooper. I suggest you play this track -Summit, is cool. Then begin clicking through these images, and read. It's a nice, gently rocking, fun and cool track. ...Kinda Fits the tone of these images.

You seek a way to 'Make'em Look'

Once they 'Notice', ...Take them a step Further~

FaceBook is part of our business world now ~make an impression

In the case of this particular example, I happen to like the (very) Black and White profile picture... then the very very CONTRASTING painted and highly colored face in the Cover
In the case of this particular example, I happen to like the (very) Black and White profile picture... then the very very CONTRASTING painted and highly colored face in the Cover

As I mentioned in the original article of this series...

I tend to 'notice' and grab images whilst pursuing my own normal daily activities. I am making a training video in association with this activity. Perhaps a few articles or training video in basics of some media. For instance, the "GreyHound" article previous to this? I literally worked my way thorough the video frame by frame. I can only imagine what the producers of the video did in the making of it! But when opportunity presents itself, I try to leap upon it, and capture something of value. It's nice to have some riveting images available.

Or ... just to spice up your own personal FaceBook page.

Your Audience must know you've thought about this

Without them realizing you've brought them a piece of World

You Shouldn't Have to be an Engineer to Comprehend

Our brains are genetically programmed to 'notice' certain things

INSTICTIVELY
INSTICTIVELY

After we've "Grown Up" and achieved our own Style...

We tend to appreciate the effect of the first few seconds
We tend to appreciate the effect of the first few seconds

Here is a demo of the big eye, as a FaceBook Cover Picture

People... "I'm breakin' a sweat over this"

Even PSP appreciates eyes

In the introductory panels of their software they use striking eye-images
In the introductory panels of their software they use striking eye-images

Some steps I use in Pics

Often, I will grab a frame and will immediately sharpen it slightly. I may use a tool in Paint Shop Pro to remove digital noise, such as "JPEG Artifact Remover". Or I may "Smooth While Preserving Edges".

There are several simple things you can do to help make a photo appear cleaner. But there is no way to overcome the pure lack of high quality in a picture. To have a picture of large enough size to fully fill the cover picture panel in FaceBook, requires a minimum amount of information. In order for that photo to sparkle, it cannot be low resolution.

I am not a fan of blurred images. Often if you are working with a video, while it is actively watched, it looks okay. But when you stop it and look frame-by-frame, each frame is a blur of motion. Usually these are not suitable at all for any type of static picture.

I'd say clarity is King, in a riveting photo.

Paint Shop Pro includes an animation unit as well

It behooves me to work with simple animations a bit. A great, GREAT deal can be accomplished with the simplest of stop-motion styles of animation.

How do you think South Park got started?

South Park is indeed, a "Home Studio" based production. And the original series, was begun with guys using simple cardboard cutouts, and animation software. Indeed, the over simplification of the visual was the iconic "Paradigm Shift"...

...which is part of the "mystique" of South Park.

And, yes... I just used the word "mystique" on South Park. (I'm not a fan of South Park, no. I just appreciate the net result of the business associated with the phenom.) My point is simply, that something which LACKS a great deal of detail is not necessarily without value.

Check the example below...

Low Resolution- but STRIKING

Now THIS... is a "Face", This Lady (Alannah Myles) is a singer, but understood the value of "Modeling", and intelligently exploited that.
Now THIS... is a "Face", This Lady (Alannah Myles) is a singer, but understood the value of "Modeling", and intelligently exploited that.

Faces, Alannah Myles

There is a song by Dalbello, entitled "Whore"... a line within that song is "Didn't I give GOOD FACE...?"

Alannah Myles has, "The Face That Launched a Million Albums"- Literally. She is brilliant. AND a "real" singer. She has a striking and unique vocal talent, as well. She was highly involved with the selection of artwork for her original album "Alannah Myles", and yet, her own opinion of what should be on that cover, was met with grief from "Professionals".

All I can say is, "instinct" is "instinct", and she did know what she was doing.

In my earliest days, I was an AC/DC fan, and wasn't so much into the country rock. Yet purchased this for the artwork alone. I considered it THAT attractive. Which is the point in marketing. It's designed to "Hook" you. Then reel you in.

This was the largest-selling debut-album in Canada -EVER

This Album went... DIAMOND... immediately, which was unheard of. My point is this, as a younger man, I NEVER KNEW NOR CARED Who Alannah Myles was... yet I bought this album 3 times... just for the Art-Work here! Alannah KNEW, what she was doing.
This Album went... DIAMOND... immediately, which was unheard of. My point is this, as a younger man, I NEVER KNEW NOR CARED Who Alannah Myles was... yet I bought this album 3 times... just for the Art-Work here! Alannah KNEW, what she was doing.

Since I mentioned Alannah, Here's an example of her work

If you check out her work, much of it is very very viable country rock. And this particular piece? One of my favorites of hers. "Our World, Our Times"... it Rocks. Crank the volume and enjoy it. She has a facebook site of her own if you are interested. She can be found sweetly discussing whatever is going on in her day. Check her out. She's currently residing up north, somewhere near lake Ontario...

Our World, Our Times: Alannah Myles

SUMMIT: A Very Good "Drum Cover" by Cooper

Just changing the entire color of a picture can be shocking

Our tendency to "see" faces in the mist, is genetic

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