Thursday, March 7, 2013

Custom Covers for Pinterest Boards!

While on my vacation from blogging I was able to work on a few things...one of those was creating the custom covers for my Pinterest boards! Awhile back I realized that Pinterest was automatically assigning a photo as the 'cover' for each of my boards...and although that really isn't a huge problem or anything, I really don't like the photos that are covers of my current boards. It just looks messy:


To fix the problem I was having I decided to use my beloved Picmonkey and create custom covers. I loaded up my famous dark denim background and cropped it... This I had to look up though, because I tried several different image sizes to see how they would load on my Pinterest board for the cover and most of them didn't work. A quick Google search landed me at web.search.social where I was able to find the exact size of the 'cover photo image' for Pinterest: 222x150. And I started making covers:

Board Cover!
So I cropped myself a little piece of denim and started working on the covers for each of the boards. This process actually took me quite awhile, but I think the end result was totally worth it. See below:


What do you think about the end result compared to the before?

If you've been to my Pinteret boards lately then you know I don't have all the covers updated to the 'new look', but I am working on it! Big changes like this do take time.

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    1. Oh it was a lot of work but I LOVE the end result! I plan to keep updating the other boards as I have time.

      Helen

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  2. looks cute! I wasn't following you :O now I am!

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  3. Great Idea! Following you too now!

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  4. Time to shine! Share your favorite post of the week at Friday Flash Blog Hop! (www.fridayflashblog.blogspot)

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  5. What a great idea! I love the look. Thank u for stopping by and saying hi!

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  6. Great idea Helen. Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

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  7. Now that's an idea! I dislike things looking messy as well. Now to find the time to fix ;)

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  8. Nice job Helen. I like neat and clean. I think I am already following you on Pinterest. If not, I am now!

    http://darlenebnemeth.blogspot.ca/2013/03/do-you-feel-gratitude.html

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  9. Pinterest does give you the option to choose the photo you want to use as your board cover... just in case you get tired of doing all this work (although what you have created is lovely).

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    1. Right, but I wanted a specific cover for the boards...and that's why I was making these. :)

      Helen

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