Canva Tutorial to Create the Perfect Pinterest Image
Canva tutorial to create the perfect Pinterest image. Step by step guide on how to make free amazing Pin images with canva.
I love using Picmonkey.com to create my images. But recently they switched to a paid service. I still prefer Picmonkey over Canva, but for all of you who simply can’t invest in a program like this yet (it’s less than $4 a month) here is a Canva tutorial so you can make your Pinterest images for free!
Why is it so important to make perfect Pinterest images?
When I re-did all of my Pinterest images, I grew my re-pin rate by 500%!! If your readers scroll through Pinterest YOUR image determines whether or not they will actually click-through to your page. Therefore the title, colors, font, background image and pin descriptions need to be convincing.
I create 2-4 different Pin images per blog post to test which one is doing best. One of these images is always my branded pin. This means I use the colors and font that represent my blog/brand. My followers can regonize my work better and my boards look clean.
After branding my pin images I my doubled my page views in almost 4 days. If you want to learn more about branding pin images, finding your brand and getting more traffic to your blog through Pinterest, please check out my Pinterest Legacy course.
This course is way under priced for the value you are getting. Check out the curriculum and see what you will learn. If you rather download my free eBook with FREE stock photos and a traffic checklist click HERE.
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Easy Step by Step Canva Tutorial
Save this tutorial to PINTEREST!
Open Canva.com and log in (I log in with my Facebook). For creating a Pinterest image you can either type in your custom dimensions (if you like a really long image use 1000×2000 or 1000×3000) or just select the Pinterest Graphic from the list (select the + more button).
Now you have different options. You can upload your own images and drag them onto you template, use a background, add text and add overlays or collages.
If you are making a round-up post (for example with different recipes) you can simply click on “grits” and choose your design.
Then go to “upload” and upload the images you want in your collage. Simply drag them in position.
If you want a flat lay image as your background instead of a collage, simply select your Pinterest template and upload your desired image.
Add the text now or add an overlay to make your text pop. To add an overlay go to “Elements” and select “Shapes”.
You can make the overlay transparent to make your background picture shine through.
Now add your text and download your project!
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