When the photos we use for our blog posts are horizontal, it is challenging to make them into a vertical pin. The problem is that when making them the right portrait proportions, we lose too much of the edges of the photo. A simple way to alleviate this problem is to make the photo take up less space in the pin and fill the rest with white space and text.
You don’t need an expensive photo editing program or a lot of time to do this. You can make designer pins in PowerPoint in less than five minutes using a simple template.
Click here to download the template : PINTEREST TEMPLATE
Here’s a quick video on how to make a professional pin in less than five minutes using PowerPoint.
- Copy your image and paste it into the template as a PICTURE.
- Drag the corner handles to resize the photo without changing the ratio.
- Line up the photo with the slide at the top, and the dotted line at the bottom.
- CROP the sides of the photo so it lines up with the edges of the slide.
- Delete the dotted line (select and press DELETE)
- Click on the rectangular object and choose SHAPE FILL.
- Choose EYEDROPPER and pick a colour from the photo
- Click on the shape to change colour
- Type over the text – changing the size to fit.
- Change the colour of the website text to the same as the shape colour using the EYEDROPPER.
- Save the Powerpoint as a JPEG by choosing EXPORT, CHANGE FILE TYPE and picking JPEG
- Upload to Pinterest
I hope you enjoy this easy way to make eye-catching, repinnable pins with PowerPoint. I’d love to see your efforts so if you use this method, please leave your Pinterest profile link in the comments so I can check you out.
And don’t forget you can follow me on Pinterest.
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11 thoughts on “How to Make a Pinterest Pin in PowerPoint in Under 5 Mins”
thanks Katie – love having extra ways to do stuff that are simple and straightforward – I’ve pinned this and downloaded your freebie template 🙂 ~ Leanne
Glad you found it useful, and thank you for sharing x
Thanks for sharing. You always have the most striking pins and it surprised me that you used Power Point. Great tutorial, although I was hoping to hear you!
I use Photoshop Elements myself, but you don’t need fancy software to make good stuff 😉
That’s more like what I was expecting!
Loved it, Katie. I just used it for my latest post. I need to get more familiar with PPT – but will get there. Thanks for a fabulous resource!
I’m glad you found it useful, Corinne.
I really struggle with making images pinnable. Thank you for sharing! The template helps so much. I’ve shared on pinterest too! Do you know of a similar template for IG by chance?
Thank you! This was so incredibly helpful. I’ve been trying to make my images look more dynamic on Pinterest but have been struggling.
Adventures in Aussieland
I just stumbled upon it and found it really useful.
Thanks for sharing..!!!
Thank you, Katie! Best way I’ve found to create a Pin and it’s SO EASY!! Thank you thank you!
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