If you’re a blogger, Pinterest is where it’s at. Your Pinterest Graphics draw people in to your blog. They want to know what you’ve got to say.
That being said, design is everything. It doesn’t have to be complicated, but it does need to catch people’s attention. You can easily make Pinterest graphics with Canva, Photoshop, Picmonkey, etc. Today, I’m showing you how quick and easy it is to make them on Canva.
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No Need for High-tech Stuff
Canva is a free design tool that many bloggers use to create all sorts of graphics. I, personally, use Photoshop (see how I edit photos), but I learned Canva in about 2 minutes so that I could share with you how easy it is, even if you’re just a beginner. You can create killer Pinterest graphics in just a few minutes.
You’ll need an idea of what you want your graphic to say. Here are some things to think about:
- Make your point in as few words as possible.
- BIG BOLD KEY WORDS
- The background photo doesn’t really need to be relevant to the topic as long as it’s not distracting. It just needs to look nice.
- Think of 3-5 hook phrases to create 3-5 graphics for each blog post. This way, you can hit your audience with a variety of pain points.
- Remember: You’re solving a problem. Make that point very obvious.
Tutorial: Make Pinterest Graphics Easily on Canva
STEP 1: Log in to Canva and get familiar with the dashboard. Click Create a design (green button on the left). Select Pinterest Graphic. This graphic is already sized at 735 x 1102 pixels which is optimal for Pinterest.
STEP 2: Choose your layout. The free layouts say FREE on the lower right corner of each image. I like this one – it’s simple and leaves room for my hook points.
STEP 3: Edit to your heart’s content. I added my blog name and changed the wording around to match my blog post topic.
STEP 4: Once you’re happy with your design, click DOWNLOAD on the top bar.
STEP 5: Select your file type. PNG is recommended, because it leaves the image as a higher quality image. Click Download.
WAIT FOR IT… and they share cute quotes while you wait.
And there you have your brand spankin’ new Pinterest graphic, all ready to be shared all over social media! Isn’t it pretty? Now stay tuned for that blog post about saving money.
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