Pinterest graphics. They’re super important to have and have gotten me A LOT of traffic. I don’t have the time or money to take Melyssa Griffin’s Pinfinite Growth course, but I want to and have seen it recommended everywhere.
Nevertheless, I’ve gotten a lot of compliments on my Pinterest graphics so I thought I’d put together a little how to for you guys!
I use Canva so this tutorial will be using Canva features and terms (I find it’s easier than Photoshop…)
Firstly, I choose the Pinterest Graphic icon and it pulls up a blank document.
Then I choose the photo I want to use in the graphic and I resize it to fit the document.
Then I go to elements and add one I like (don’t change this factor up too much- remember consistency is key!)
~*Optional!*~ I like to configure the transparency so that it slightly shows the picture underneath.
Now I add the title of my post (go to text and choose the fonts you want to use)
After some adjusting, (font size, placement etc.) I’m ready to move on
Now I add my watermark (I’ve shown how to do it two ways)
Et Voila! You’re done! I change the graphic name and download it.
So there you have it! Pretty easy, huh? Honestly making graphics is one of my favorite parts of blogging.
Some things to keep in mind:
- Vertical images work best for Pinterest graphics (I’ve used some horizontal ones only to end up cropping the image significantly)
- Try to pick an image that fits in with your brand/is relevant to the topic of your post
- When picking fonts, stick with two and most three
- Make sure it’s easy to read!
- Try not to commit any layout sins
I can’t think of any other tips, but I know you guys have a bunch! Share them below! I can also make my Pinterest graphic template public if that’s helpful, let me know!