We all know Pinterest loves long images, right? Right. So, how do you create long images without distorting them? Make a collage, of course! I’m going to show you how to do just that, using PicMonkey. Don’t be intimidated: even with no design experience, you’ll be a collage making pro in no time.
Choose the post you’re going to work on. Save all images from that post, then head over to PicMonkey. I chose my Margarita Lime Tequila Cookies.
2. Choose “collage”, then select the images you just saved. To select more than one image at a time, hold down CTRL (or CMD on a Mac).
3. On the left hand side, you’ll see collage options. Click “Pinter-esty”.
4. Then, click on the little paint palette. Drag the “spacing” bar to where the images aren’t going to be so far apart from each other. Leave the background white. This creates a more sleek look.
5. Adjust the boxes as you see fit, using the tool the arrow is pointing to in the image above. Sometimes this takes a little while: you’ll need to see which images look good next to each other, which images you really want to use, and which ones you don’t need.
6. To edit individual images in your collage, click the “edit” button (pops up on hover). You can use basic edits, use effects, or click “open image in editor”.
7. Once you’ve finished editing the image, click “back to collage”.
Here, you can see the edited image in the collage. This is a newer feature on PicMonkey, so I’m super excited about it! You’ll need to have the “Royale” subscription to access many of these features. It’s just a few bucks each month, so it’s definitely worth it.
8. Once your collage looks how you want it to, you’re ready to add text. Save it by adding the file name, leaving it as .JPG, and clicking “Sean” so it’s the highest quality. Save using your keywords. “Margarita Lime Cookies” or something similar is the phrase I’d use to save mine.
Note: I’m having you save a copy of the collage how it is now, just in case you hate the text you save or for whatever other reason. It’s always good to have the original. If for some reason you don’t have the original, and you don’t like the text you save it with, just use a rectangular overlay (white) to cover the text up and start over.
Now, onto editing the text.
You probably already know how to do this, but just in case, I wanted to show you real quick anyway! The arrow on the left points to the text. Simply click “add text” and choose the font you’d like. The arrow on the right points to the text itself. Drag the ends of the box to the edges of the image, and click “center”. This ensures your text isn’t just centered in the text box – it’ll be centered over the width of the entire image.
Once you’ve chosen your text, make sure you use the color picker to match the colors up! You can also use “fade”, “size”, and other options to make your collage text perfect. The BIG arrows above point to the color picker, where it’s pointing and then up top it shows the result. It made our font match the lime. The SMALL arrows show how you can choose to fade the text, and increase or decrease the size of the text.
And, here’s the final product! We use long collages on Pinterest because they take up more “real estate”, meaning they stay on the page longer while people are scrolling. This increases the chances of a pin, like, and/or click. Using collages in ALL of your posts will increase the chance by quite a bit, which will in turn increase your Pinterest traffic.
Hope this was very easy for you !!! Thanks so much for coming by this has helped me so much!