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Pinterest drives over 35% of our blog’s traffic, so creating graphics is always part of writing our posts!
Canva is a fantastic tool for creating all sorts of graphics and is instrumental in us creating simple and visually appealing pins.
For the first year of blogging we used the free version of Canva but upgraded to the pro version after learning more about all it could do!
You can try out the free version by following our link, or upgrade to the pro version for just $10/month.
A few features that we absolutely love about the pro version:
- Unlimited folders and cloud storage
- We use these folders to organize all our photos so they can easily be found for blog posts or social media
- Since the storage space is unlimited, we upload the same image multiple times. For instance a summer tablescape image will go in one folder with all our tablescapes, another folder for summer photos, and another folder for the room (dining room, kitchen, patio, deck)
- Remove backgrounds from images to easily make mood boards and shopping collages
- Huge selection of stock images
- Wider selection of graphics, fonts, animations, etc.
We typically create 2-3 Pinterest graphics for each blog post using a variety of templates.
Once you have a template, you can easily customize it to create additional templates!
Always make a copy of the template before making changes to give you even more templates to choose from for your posts.
Some things you can change to make a template unique:
- font style, color, effects, and size
- new image grids with more or less image boxes
- background color
- transparency of an image or an overlay
- add stickers
- animations to create video pins
To help you get started with creating your own amazing Pinterest graphics, here are five templates we’ve had great success using!
Simply click on each image, then select “use template” to add the design to your Canva design gallery.