How to Create Perfectly Pinnable Pinterest Images

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If you want to be successful on Pinterest, you need to master the art of creating highly pinnable images. In this post, I’m going to walk you through step by step on how to create eye-catching pins so you can have thousands of re-pins. I will be using PicMonkey to show you how it’s done.


Step 1: First, log on to PicMonkey and hover over “design” at the top of the page.

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Step 2: Select “Custom size”

How To Use PicMonkey to Create Pinnable Images

Step 3: It will say, “Enter a custom canvas size”. The standard size for Pinterest Images is 735 X 1102 pixels. 

Creating pins with PicMonkey

Step 4: Here’s your blank canvas. Now you’re going to want to choose a background. Select the butterfly on the left side of the screen.

How to create pin with PicMonkey

Step 5: Now, select “Add your own” to choose your own image for a background.

creating a pinnable image with picmonaey

Step 6: Click on, “my computer” and select a photo to use as a background. I have selected this photo and rotated and stretched it to fit over the blank canvas.

How to create pinnable images using PIcMonkey

Step 7: The next step is adding another overlay. Let’s create a white overlay. Pins with lots of white do well. Choose Geometric and select a rectangular shape. It will be black as you see below. Rotate it and resize it so it looks like below.

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Now we are going to change the colour of the overlay from black to white. You can do this with the box to the right.

Now let’s add text on top of our overlay. Images for Pinterest need to have text. Make sure the font you choose is easy to read. Make sure your headline is short and not too complicated or wordy. Don’t use too many colours. Stick to 2 colours and 2 fonts.

How to create pinnable images with PicMonkey

And there you have a perfect pinnable image for Pinterest!

Review Time! Here are the 5 things to remember when creating your perfect pinnable image for Pinterest!

  1. Keep in Vertical! – Long images do very well on Pinterest! It also allows for more space for text.
  2. Make sure the image has TEXT– make sure it’s easy to read.
  3. Keep your pin simple– Sometimes less is more. If there’s too much going on, it will be overlooked.
  4. Think small– if your pin is viewed on a mobile device, it will be very small. Keep that in mind when designing your pin.
  5. Be consistent– stick with the same 2 fonts and 2 colours. This helps with branding as well.

Click here, to start making your own pins with PicMonkey.

How to create perfectly pinnable pinterest images