Have you ever wondered how people make those gorgeous Pinterest graphics? Well, I used to, and finally I figured out the best way to create beautiful Pinterest graphics to help promote my content and my site. The best part is that I found a site to create all these amazing graphics online that is totally FREE!
Yup, that’s right you don’t need to pay a site or spend your hard earn money to promote your site on Pinterest. Just follow these steps and discover how easy and fun creating your own personal graphics can be.
These are easy and straight forward steps that are great for anyone.
So let’s get down to the details!
What is the name of the site: CANVA
Go to Canva.com and that will bring you to the home page, which looks like this:
Click on the design/ graphic you want. You can choose from pinterest graphic, youtube, banners, and so much more!
Once you click on the graphic you want, you will see this:
Then you can choose to select free pre-made designs or upload your own pictures and graphics. I normally upload my own pictures and then adjust them as needed for my desired look. Everything you need for design is on the far left side, including text, backgrounds, design graphics, and more.
Once you pick a picture, you will see this:
Then you can select the text option and insert any title or wording you would like, in addition to adjusting the font style and size. Another great design option you have is to adjust the transparency of the picture, if you prefer having the font laid over the picture for a more striking look.
Once your graphic is complete you will click in the top right corner to download:
You can choose to download the graphic as PNG or JPEG. Then save the graphic to your computer. Once you have the graphic saved you can upload it to Pinterest and add a link to a website or location that you want the viewer to be redirected to.
This is the final look:
Pretty easy, right!
This, of course, is just the basics of how to use the site and create designs. However, there is so much more you can do on this site. I make all different kinds of graphics from collages for my site, to youtube thumbnails, to Pinterest graphics.
Here is a page with some of my past designs so that you can see the variety and design options.
If you have any questions about how to use canva or how to create any designs, just comment below and I’ll get back to you!
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Talk to you soon!