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Okay so you guys asked for it and here it is! This guide to how I create Pinterest pins with text overlay will show you just exactly what to do. After many requests on how to make these images, I wanted to share this quick guide to creating beautiful Pinterest pins with text. How I Create Pinterest Pins with Text Overlay

Text overlay pins are really great for showing up on search results on Pinterest, as the text indicates exactly what a viewer will see when they click. I use them constantly for my guides and include them in every single one of my posts. I have a super, user-friendly process (you don’t need to know Photoshop at all!) to help create these pins.

How I Create Pinterest Pins with Text Overlay

Step 1: Sign up for Canva

This is my secret — meet Canva! It’s the friendliest website for quick text overlay on images. You can create content for presentations, Pinterest and more!

Step 2: Create a design

The next step is to create a design and they have the option for a Pinterest graphic. It’s optimized for size and text!

How I Create Pinterest Pins with Text Overlay

Step 3: Add in images

Next step is easy, drag over your images and get them downloaded. How I Create Pinterest Pins with Text Overlay

Step 4: Pick a template

As my images are getting downloaded into the system, I start to poke around templates. There are hundreds to choose from, some are paid and some are free. I’ve started customizing my own by adding in text and objects. The templates are a great starting point.  How I Create Pinterest Pins with Text Overlay

Step 5: Create

Once you found a template, drag in the image and start creating the look you want. You can add in more text, change the color, and the size! How I Create Pinterest Pins with Text Overlay

Step 6: Download and save template

Once you’re happy with your final image, click on the top right corner to save it. I also save my templates so I have a base for when I go back in. Canva saves them into your account, so they’re easily accessible!

Step 7: Finished!

That’s it! Super simple way to get that Pinterest pin look with text. It’s a great way to add diverse content to Pinterest and they can be used for Insta-stories to promote blog posts!

If you want to find out how I edit my Insta-stories, be sure to check out this post too!


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1 Comment

  1. Thank you for posting this! It was just what I was looking for 🙂 I just started a food blog and am drawn to images on Pinterest that display text so you can see quickly what the post is about – now I know how to do that myself 🙂 Have a lovely day! Andrea

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