How to Create Pins for Pinterest in Canva
Pinterest is really an amazing social media platform. It is a valuable platform that can help new bloggers and online entrepreneurs in a great way. Through Pinterest they can bring new visitors to their page and can even get customers which will help them grow their online business. Many new bloggers say that majority of their online traffic is from Pinterest. Unlike other social platforms where you need to gain a lot of followers, Pinterest gives your pins visibility even if you have a completely new Pinterest account.
Today Pinterest is a great marketing platform that no one can simply ignore. The only thing that matters is you need to create amazing graphics to pin. You will find many online tools today that can help you create graphic to pin on Pinterest but Canva is best among all such tools.
Canva is a free online editing program that helps users to create stunning graphic that you can apply to your brand. Canva is an incredible and useful tool that is easy to use and create graphics to pin. It is really beginner friendly application and you can create beautiful pins within few minutes. Here we will discuss step by step work to use Canva and get your desired pin.
How to create pins in Canva
What do you need?
You just need couple of things before you start your work on Canva.
Beautiful stock photos
You can create pins with your own clicked pictures or you can use online photos too. It is completely your wish to use image that you like most. If you have your own pictures then it is always best to use them or you can buy pictures from some online image selling sites. The thing we recommend you to use unique picture is that free images are used on used on thousands of pins and often that confuses Pinterest. If you are just a beginner and not a professional, then you can start with free pictures too. But always keep things in mind; you should invest in better quality images.
You can start with free fonts in Canve. These fonts look good for beginner bloggers. If you are looking for some quality and class then you can go for quality fonts as well. If you start getting good traffic and traction on Pinterest and your profile is growing then you can invest in high quality fonts to enhance the design of your pins.
Subscription to Canva
For first few months you can use Canva for free. When you feel that you need to resize your pins then you have to pay a subscription fee for it and invest on it. This application is great for any website owner. With its help you can create stunning layered pictures for any purpose and that too with just few clicks. Once you use Canva for awhile, you become really fast. You have a lot of templates already there and you just reuse and adjust them.
You can start with its free version but to achieve your goals we recommend you to invest in its subscription.
Before your start creating your pins, just check out your competitors. Get to know what are their pins, color of the pins, and the size of the image they are using? You can try different styles and designs to attract different audience.
How to create the perfect pin?
Below we have listed few tips that you can use to create perfect pin. There are as follow:-
We recommend the size of pin 900×600, but you can even use a longer pin.
Choosing the picture related to the topic is best thing.
Always use an easily readable font size and color.
Make sure not to overuse script fonts
Bright colors look great but you should not use light colors for the text on your pin.
You can use strong titles that draw audience attention.
Always put keywords in your pin’s description.
Make use of hashtags in your pin’s description
These are only few ideas that you can try. If you have other ideas then you can use them too.
How to create pins in Canva?
Using Canva is very simple and you can easily create pins on it. Simply log in to canva.com and then tap on Pinterest graphic under create a design.
Now you can easily browse through many Pinterest templates and you have the option to choose the one that you like. If you are a new canva user then these templates are very useful as you can easily create and quickly create pins until you learn how to use different Canva options yourself.
Just after few practice with canva templates, you can create your own pin from scratch. So let’s go back to that empty canvas in front of you and create a completely new pin.
To your left side menu you will find all the options you need. You can upload the image that you want to use for your pin.
Now you can click on upload>upload an Image and then choose the image you want to use. Now the picture will appear in the list and you can just drag and drop it to your empty space. You can use the photo for the entire pin, or just a part of it.
You also have an option to choose an image that canva offers. You just have to click on background and then tap in the search bar area where it says “search 1,000,000 images”. Now click on Photos and browse through free and paid images that this application offers.
If the image has a lot of white space then you just need to insert text on it.
You can also adjust the brightness of the image by clicking Adjust>Brightness on the menu above the pin. You will also find other options such as special filters, contrast, saturation, tint and so on.
After this you can add text directly to your image and for that you just have to click on TEXT and then click and drag Add heading, Add subheading or Add a little bit of text.
If your picture is dark then you have to use an element beneath your text. You have to do this by click Elements > Graphics. You can also use Transparency icon in the top right corner if you want to change the background color to white. Transparency helps you blend that element much better with the rest of the photo.
So, with these above steps you can create your first pins.
Also, if you have decided to buy your own fonts and your want to upload them to Canva then you have click Your Brand on the main homepage menu on the left side and then click Upload new font. Canva gives you an option to upload up to 25 fonts. Your brand page contains your logos, brand colors, fonts and templates.
How to download your pin from Canva
You simply have to click the download button and choose the format of the image. You can either choose JPG or PNG. The pin that you have created will get automatically saved to your Canva account.