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When it comes to Pinterest, you got to know the definite “ins and outs” of how Pinterest works. Even if it’s the basics, then you already considered yourself knowledgeable of using Pinterest and how to strike repins the moment your post it.
Look, let me tell you a quick life-threatening story about how I first started out with creating my own Pinterest Graphics.
I was only learning Graphic Design back then because I was very interested in becoming a Graphic Designer. When it comes to being a GD, then you need to know the elements and principals of design including the colour wheel, hierarchy, fore-ground, typography, contrast etc. The thing was, I was not even at that “professional” or “knowledgeable” part of Graphic Design.
Next thing you know, I started throwing stuff in there and creating a whole big pile of MESS! All the clutter in one image. This goes to show that- whoops, I’m supposed to share the secrets in this post! I wish I could show you my very first Pinterest Graphic but I completely have thrown it out of my life and replaced them with my hand drew ones.
All I got to say was, as time passed, you’re going to learn a lot and probably be embarrassed about how you post that in public.
But then again, you’re here to get the latest secrets on how to “beautify” Pinterest Graphics right?
So grab your mug of coffee or tea, and let’s get right into it!
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Minimum of 2-3 Typefaces
If you’re thinking of using 4 or more typefaces and think that’s going to work out well, then you’re wrong, sister (oh unless you can make those 4 typefaces work out right.) Simplicity and minimalistic is pretty much the new vibe here! Using more typography is just going to make it look… well, ugly and overwhelming. I was taught in the Graphic Design course that using less = more.
If you look up on Pinterest, you can see that many pins use at least a decent 2-3 typefaces in their graphics to make it look neat, bold and less overwhelming.
Eye-catching, Large & Bold
Pinterest is filled with millions of pins and graphics so the majority of Pinterest users just skip through those pins without a blink. If you want your brand or business to stand out, try adding in your main blog palette (brand colours) and use at least a black or white font so it can grab the user’s attention. If you add in something bold, capitalised and large, then you would be getting your audience’s attention (and a few lots of repins too)!
Pastels or Bright Colours are the best Forms
I mean, even though there is a high majority of females on Pinterest, men are starting to go on Pinterest more than you realise. So go with the flow by using pastel colours that are subtle and feminine or bright colours to create an eye-catching and vibrant visual look!
Make them Vertically
You can fit more into one by having them build vertically and, by using vertical hierarchy (you absolutely don’t need to be a professional Graphic Designer to know this), you can make it easier for your audience to read down instead of having to look at your graphic for more than 6-10 seconds to read what your title is or what your post will be about.
Change it up once in a while
Like learning, the more ideas and inspiration you get, the more beautiful it’s going to get. You’ll be surprised when I say this but it’s always good to explore more and add things that are unusual and original that could match your business or blog. You can see this when you look at my older vs my newer graphics for each post. My older graphics were pre-drawn because I love to insert my hobby/interest (aka art) into my blog. But because I want it to make my graphics in a quicker way instead of trying to upload every clip and typefaces, I decided to go back to using Canvas and PicMonkey!
Beautiful and Clean Stock images for the Background
To make your graphics stand out more, use a fresh and minimalistic stock image for the background. In my personal opinion, I find it more attracting when I see Pins that are neat and simple. You can get Free Stock Images here or enchanting Pixistock subscription so you’ll get all the stock images you need. You can also sign up to her email subscription to get FREE stock images every month.
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