Create Text Graphics for Pinterest – the Fast, Easy and $0 Way

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This pin-ready image was created on picmonkey in 5 minutes

If you want to share a quote or a piece of health tip on Pinterest, you can put the text into a graphic (in .jpg format), making it “pinnable”.

Of course you can do it the deluxe way with Photoshop or InDesign and be a control freak about every little detail. But you don’t have to have fancy software in order to make an eye-catching pin.

In fact, I chose to use picmonkey to create some of my pins even though I have those fancy software on my computer. It’s fast, easy to use, and it keeps me from spending too much time on doing the “control freak” thing.

Here is how you can do it too:

  • Go to www.picmonkey.com
  • First, you need to create a background to put the text on. Select “create a collage”.
  • Select a layout – pretty much any one is fine. You will hover over the squares and click on the “x” until you have one square/rectangle left.
  • Then add some texture or color to your rectangle.
  • Hit “save” and put this background onto your computer.
  • Now we have a background to put your text on. Refresh your browser and you will get back to picmonkey homepage.
  • Drag your background image to “edit a photo”.
  • Crop the image to 400×600 pixels (this size should meet most needs), and save it under a different name to your computer. Now you have a “canvas” to work on.
  • Edit this “canvas”  – you can adjust the color, add fun textures, and/or put a frame around it. As you play around with all the things that you can do, you will realize that you don’t need to create many backgrounds in the “collage” function to generate many variations.
  • After you are happy with your new “canvas”, click on the “P” icon on the left hand side – this is where you add text.
  • You are done! Now hit “save”, save it under a new name onto your computer, and happy pinning!

After you pin your image on Pinterest, got to “edit” and make sure you insert a URL into the “link” field – link back to your website – a blog post or a product/program that is relevant to the topic of your pin.

Get started now with our FREE Done-For-You Pin-mages! A set of 7 graphics with practical health and wellness tips that you can share on Pinterest and Facebook to increase engagement and visibility. Grab yours here.

 

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