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Need help creating your About Me template design?
Use this thread to ask questions or request feedback!

Event Schedule
Submissions: Now ~ August 24 8pm PT
Showcase: September 8
Winners: September 25

Three winners will be selected by a panel of judges and will receive:
1. An official MAL T-shirt of their choice ✨
2. One year of MAL supporter

Winning designs will be added to the available templates on the modern About Me design page, along with the creator's username and design title!

Getting started
First, decide if you'd like to create a new theme for the current layout, or a completely new layout.

Designing a new theme
Create a new look-and-feel for the existing modern About Me template. Choose new colours or patterns for:
  • Header image (default is none)
  • Background color, pattern, or image
  • Title/Heading font
  • Accent color
  • Body text color
  • Shapes/outlines of text boxes
  • Shapes/outlines of images
Templates: Desktop ✧ Mobile


Designing a brand-new layout
If you want to create a new design from scratch, you will need to consider both desktop and mobile layouts.
Please refer to the contest page for a full list of things to consider.

For quick reference, here are the important dimensions:
    Width (Desktop): 798px
    Width (Mobile): 375px
    Cut-off height (Desktop): 1000px
    Cut-off height (Mobile): 350px
    Length: any

KinetaSep 10, 2022 4:47 PM
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Aug 6, 2022 7:25 AM

Feb 2010
In the following posts I'll give you a beginner's guide of how to customize the About Me template in case you're having trouble with it. I also provide links to a template you can easily edit in Photoshop or Photopea. You can use any device, and it's free!!

Short video examples are provided to help with understanding as well! If you have a question you can ask in this thread.

Shishio-kunAug 12, 2022 2:44 AM
Aug 6, 2022 7:53 AM

Feb 2010
How beginners can edit the About Me templates easily, for free on any device

You redesign the About Me in the many graphic design programs out there, including Gimp and But the best ap to do this in is Photoshop. If you don't have Photoshop, you can use Photopea, a website that's basically a clone of Photoshop with most of its tools and working the same way.
You can even use Photopea on phones and tablets!

To start redesigning for the contest, you need a .PSD templates of the About Me (desktop and mobile) which I made and provide here:

Download the PSD templates with the upper left button.

You'll drag or open the template in Photoshop or Photopea on your device. When done with the redesign, save the PSD and export it to enter it in the contest. I believe they want both the desktop and mobile template edited.

To redesign the template you can do any of the following; you don't have to do them all:
* choose new colors
* make and add a new pattern to the background
* change fonts
* edit borders
* reposition parts

The following posts will show you how to customize these features! Then you can turn in your redesigned template for the contest.

Shishio-kunAug 11, 2022 2:47 PM
Aug 11, 2022 2:12 PM

Feb 2010
Changing About Me Colors
You can pick the colors!

Shishio-kunAug 11, 2022 2:49 PM
Aug 11, 2022 2:13 PM

Feb 2010
Changing Font Type/Adding New Text

Shishio-kunAug 11, 2022 2:20 PM
Aug 11, 2022 2:14 PM

Feb 2010
Add images, patterns, borders, adjust size

Shishio-kunAug 11, 2022 2:49 PM
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