So here are a few ideas you can use to make you own Pinterest images for Free - that will get pinned multiple times!
Pinterest images are best when they are clear, have large easy to read font and are longer than they are wide.
I generally create mine in PicMonkey because it is a free photo editor and has tons of features. Or if you want you can upgrade for only $19.99 to access all the free available fonts and images.
I generally resize my images to 2000 by 3200 pixels.
There are a few ways you can create images:
- upload one of your images and use an overlay to create a title
Creating an overlay is simple: you just need to go to overlays (the butterfly) choose geometric then choose a rectangle. Choose white, or your colour preference and then if you fade it you can see the background behind but the text will stand out.
So if you don`t have a professional looking image you took yourself you can find a cute (copyright free) image from a free image site. I created a collection of my favourite sites: The Best Sources for Free Blog Images.
Once you have chosen your image you can make a title with an overlay as you can see I have done below.
Now I`m not against using your own images I encourage it but sometimes our images don`t have great lighting or are a little blurry or whatever so simply create a title image and use your personal images throughout the post.
Another option is to create a collage...
And the last way I create title images is using pretty backgrounds.
Several websites offer free backgrounds - you can find a collection of them on my Pinterest board. You may have to check the permissions for them some are for personal use only, some are fine for commercial.
Follow Kristen @ Musings of An Average Mom's board Free Fonts, Digital Scrapbooking and Such on Pinterest.
Once you have chosen the background you want to use - download it and open it with Pic Monkey
You can create a transparent overlay if the background is busy or darker and add your title. Don't forget to include your website URL at the bottom of the post.
So that is how I make my title images for my blog. Do you have any more tips? Or sources for pretty (and free) backgrounds? I would love for you to add them in the comments.