As a quick introduction, Pinterest is a visual discovery platform that allows you to search for ideas and get inspirations. It is basically like Facebook status update but with pictures only.
Every feed on the Pinterest pin board is clickable. People usually show their best picture to promote their content, advertise their photos or products in this platform.
Infographic – This is basically a picture with wording on it. It describes what you’re about to click into and usually it is the place where people post their title of their blog post, summaries of their findings, interesting quotes etc.
In this video I also showed you how often you’ll see infographics inside Pinterest. Around 70-80% of all images I saw on my wall are infographics related.
Programs needed to create infographics – There are 2 basic things you need, a website where you can find royalty free images and a website where you can do photo editing. I used compfight.com for royalty free images and picmonkey.com for photo editing.
2) All picture above the line are images you need to pay in order to use. Everything below are free images.
3) Check the license by clicking “some rights reserved” to make sure you can use the picture.
4) Make sure it has both share and adapt licenses on it.
5) Download the original size of the photo to get the best mega pixels.
2) Go to basic edit on the left panel and click “resize”. For Pinterest the optimal size is 736 x 1128 (remember this!)
3) Go to overlays, click geometrics and choose rectangle (optional: you can choose whatever you want).
4) Drag the shape you selected around the middle section of the picture.
5) Hit color 1 (border of the shape) to transparent.
6) Hit color 2 (the color inside the shape) to white.
7) Fade the color to around 50%.
8) Go to text edit on the left panel, then choose a font you want and add text on top of the faded shape you just did.
9) Save the picture and it’s ready for Pinterest!
What are your ways of creating Pinterest infographic? Show us by commenting below!