Why Do I Need A Template?
Because despite Society6's specifications that banners need only be 1000 x 100 px, they crop the image even further, which can ruin your banner's legibility and effectiveness.
Take a look at the banner I made for my S6 store, using Canva:
And now, look at how my banner looks once uploaded to Soceity6:
The top and bottom edges get cut off, and the centre of the banner is covered up by your avatar.
Download The Template
The PNG version can be used with basically any image editor that can do layers and transparency. Put it on the top layer of your file, reduce the transparency, and position your artwork underneath so the important parts are in the green area.
The PSD version requires Photoshop, and has all the guidelines on separate layers, and a folder for you to place your artwork into. Remember to disable the guidelines layer group before saving! File is in a compressed .zip file to reduce file size.
Template In Use
Here's how my Society6 cover image filelooks after using this template to reposition the elements:
And here's how it looks when uploaded:
Note: Your banner may look blurry, even if saved as a high-quality PNG, because of Society6 slightly scaling the image (in my browser it got scaled down to 954 x 100). Unfortunately, this deterioration in quality seems to be unavoidable at this stage.
I hope this template will help other Society6 artists improve their store homepages. If you'd like to see any other templates, leave a comment below!
Peace, love and sunshine,