How to black out your profile picture

Twibbon, the easy option for Twitter

Join the 1500+ Twitter users who have already blacked out their profile pictures with the #nocleanfeed Twibbon!

#nocleanfeed twibbon tweeps

Templates to create your own

  1. Download the blank PNG, the PSD for Photoshop or the XCF for The GIMP
  2. Copy your existing avatar into a new layer
  3. Move that layer between the #nocleanfeed and Background layers
  4. Desaturate the coloured avatar layer (so it’s just black and white)
  5. Set that layer to between 30% and 50% transparent
  6. Flatten the image (combine all the layers)
  7. Save it as a PNG or JPEG, ready to use on Twitter, Facebook, or… wherever :-)

Changing your profile image on Twitter

  1. Download the blank image or modify one of the templates above
  2. Make sure you’re logged in at twitter.com
  3. Click “Settings” in the menu at the top right of the page
  4. Click “Picture” in the links under your current avatar
  5. Click “Choose File” and select your blacked out avatar
  6. Click “Save” and you’re done.

Changing your profile image on Facebook

  1. Download the blank image or modify one of the templates above
  2. Make sure you’re logged in at www.facebook.com
  3. Click your name, next to “Settings” in the menu at the top right of the page
  4. Move your mouse over your current avatar and click “Change Picture”
  5. Click “Upload a Picture” in the drop-down menu
  6. Click “Choose File” and select your blacked out avatar
  7. Wait for your photo to upload, and you’re done

Changing your Gravatar, for blogs and lots of other websites

  1. Download the blank image or modify one of the templates above
  2. Make sure you’re logged in at gravatar.com
  3. Click on “add a new image” beneath your list of registered emails
  4. Choose “My computer’s hard drive”
  5. Click “Choose File” and select your blacked out avatar
  6. Click “Next”
  7. If your image is already square (like the templates), just click “Crop and Finish!”
  8. Add a rating… probably G :-)
  9. Now select the email addresses you want to use this avatar with
  10. Click “Use for selected addresses” and you’re done