If you consider yourself pinterest obsessed (You know who you are) this short + simple tutorial has your name written all over it.


Have you ever noticed how some brands have super stylish pinboards with images they made themselves?  Birchbox, Baublebar, and Rebecca Minkoff (to name a few) all have Pinterest pages with chic cover photos for each board. If you're one of my blogging friends, this is an easy way to stand out on social media.

Inspired by these bigger brands, I gave my own pin boards a makeover a few months back (see below!), and thought it was time to share how. You might have already noticed this if you follow me on Pinterest


The easy way to do this is with Photoshop, but, if you don't Photoshop, I made a separate tutorial for you!

IF YOU HAVE PHOTOSHOP 

1. Go through your pin boards and save the images you want to use as "cover photos" to your desktop. For example, for my "Travel Board" I found a beach image I pinned and saved it to my desktop. You could also make them all solid colors if you wanted! I've been debating doing that...

2. Open up Photoshop and make a new blank image set to 220 px wide X 150 px tall

3. Open up one of the images you saved to your desktop from Pinterest.

4. Copy and paste one of the images into the 220 px X 150 px square and resize.

5. Add text over the image

6. If you're satisfied with the way it looks, save the image.

7. Upload the pin to Pinterest by clicking the "+" sign on the top right. Save to the board you want it to be the cover for!

8. Hover over your board to change the cover!


IF YOU DON'T HAVE A FANCY PROGRAM BUT HAVE A MAC

1. Go through your pinboards and save the images you want to use for each board.

2. Save this image to your desktop as a template.

3. Open Microsoft Powerpoint (or any Paint type program) and insert the image onto a slide.

3. Insert the photos you selected from your boards onto Powerpoint, and resize them so they are the same size as the template image.

4. Add text over the photos

5. Screenshot each image (Push the buttons: Command, Shift, 4)


6. Upload the pin to Pinterest by clicking the "+" sign on the top right. Save to the board you want it to be the cover for! 

7. Hover over your board to change the cover! 


YOU DID IT! (hopefully)! I tried to break this down into small steps so it makes sense. However, feel free to leave any questions below if you want help! I'll be happy to help :)


If you've revamped your boards, link me to your Pinterest boards in the comments section! I'd love to be "pin" pals with you, and you can find me here! 

--EH 

February 08, 2014 by Evelyn Henson (noreply@blogger.com)