You might have noticed that I recently decided to give my Pinboards a little makeover. I was inspired after we made over our Pinboards at BaubleBar, and thought I’d try my hand at revamping my own boards. Depending on how many boards you have (I have quite a few), it can get a little tedious… but once you get into a rhythm, it goes by quickly… and the end result is just so pretty + professional! All you need is an hour or two, a little bit of creativity, and Adobe Photoshop Elements.
Start by going into your pinboard, and deciding which image you want to make the cover. Save it.
Open up a new document in PS Elements, 222 x 150 pixels.
Drag in your cover image.
Resize it. Note – you can hit “Control-T” and then use the arrows to resize it – nice little shortcut.
Using the shape tool, make a white rectangle. Layer it over your cover image and the background.
Adjust the transparency of the rectangle. I made mine 36% transparent.
Next, add a text box over your rectangle. I love Old Standard TT – it is one of the fonts I use in my WordPress template, and I think it looks really pretty here. Didot is another pretty option. Adjust the size to fit your box (I used 60pt most of the time.)
Save it for web, and you are all set!
Once you’ve saved your covers, just go into Pinterest and upload the pins manually to each board. From the home screen (with all of your boards on it) you can adjust the covers.
And then you are done!
Disclosure: This post is brought to you by Adobe Elements.