Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links to Creative Market for using fonts to create pinnable graphics for your blog posts. If you purchase this font, I’ll receive a small commish at no cost to you.
Did you know Pinterest can be a great source of traffic for your website and to sell your product or service?
In case you’re not familiar with the power of Pinterest, check out these Pinterest stats shared by Sprout Social:
- In the first quarter of 2019, Pinterest had 291 million monthly active users worldwide.
- 55% of Pinners log onto Pinterest specifically to find products.
- 78% of users say content from brands is useful
Yes, Pinterest can be a great source of traffic for your website and generate sales. But it starts with eye-catching, pinnable graphics.
In this post, I’m going to show you how to create pinnable graphics for your blog posts using Canva. You can also scroll down to watch the video!
Canva Pinnable Graphics Tutorial
From the Canva dashboard, you can search for a Pinterest graphic template or enter 735×1102 in the custom dimensions box on the right side of the screen.
If you click on Pinterest graphic from the search bar, click on the blank template on the next page and you’ll get this:
Next, click on Elements to the left of the dashboard then click on Grids. Select the first grid at the top to embed it in the template. This is going to fit the graphic you use without having to stretch the image to fit.
Now, select the image you want to use. You can use any styled stock image or you can select one from Canva’s library. They have free images and premium images are only $1 each.
For this tutorial, I’m using an image from our Fall Collection.
From Canva’s image library or the Uploads folder, click on the image you want to use. The image will appear over the template. Just click and drag the image to insert it into the template.
Use the editing tools to filter, adjust or to crop the graphic.
Now here comes the fun part…designing your graphic!
First, let’s add an overlay so your text can appear more clearly over the image. Go to Elements and select Shapes. Click on the square shape to add it over the graphic.
Click on the color box to change the color from grey to white. Then select the Transparency box to reduce the transparency to 75. You can also stretch the overlay to make sure your text fits within the box.
You’ll end up with this:
Adding Text To Your Graphic
Canva has tons of fonts you can use to pretty up your graphic. The free version has great options but with their paid plan, you can upload your own fonts for branding purposes.
Creative Market has plenty of fonts at affordable prices. My favorite is currently the Bird & Thorn script font.
Before you select the fonts you’re going to use, make sure they are compatible. For instance, using 2 script fonts will clash with each other. So I pair up the Bird & Thorn font with the Lora font.
Click on the Text button to the left. Then select the Heading size you want to use. Next, click on the dropdown (circled) to select the fonts for this graphic.
I like to start with H1. For the keywords to the title of the post, I’ll use the script font.
Type the title of the post in the text using different heading styles to dress it up. Just have fun with it! Use the editing tools to add color to the text, text-align and add space between letters.
Wrapping Up The Tutorial
I hope you found this post helpful. You can also check out the video tutorial below.
Pre-Made Pinterest Graphics
If you’re not feelin’ the do-it-yourself way, you can also order our Pinterest Templates Bundle that’s available on our Etsy shop for only $4.99!
These templates are easy to customize using your free Canva account.