How to Be Popular on Pinterest (with These Dazzling Long Pin Tips)

How to Be Popular on Pinterest (with These Dazzling Long Pin Tips)

Why the long pins, pardner? Well, long vertical pins are the most likely to get you noticed: They’re the highest-performing type of image on Pinterest, and they take up more space in your audience’s feed—valuable, attention-getting space. If you wanna be popular on Pinterest, PicMonkey is here to help.

The best news of all is that these showboating pins aren’t at all high-maintenance: you can make them easily in Collage. Follow along with our tutorial to make your own long pin, and start #winning at #pinning.

This bowling-themed pin with its retro bowling images demonstrates the long pins you can make in Collage.

1. Choose your photos. Assemble your elite squad of images: step-by-step recipe pics, top ten favorite home appliances, fashion throughout history, whatever. You can make your long pin however you like.


2. Go to Collage. Select Pinter-etsy in the Layouts tab.

Use PicMonkey to make your own long pins for pinterest

Pinter-etsy provides a choice of layouts, but don’t fret if the ones we have don’t move you: Collage has responsive layouts, so you can customize any of our templates however you like. The real draw of our Pinter-etsy offerings is their aspect ratios, which are the Pinterest-approved long-and-skinny variety.


3. Add your photos. Drop ’em in and drag ’em around until they look perfect—and add as many photos as you want to the bottom of your pin.

The trick to ensuring it’ll still be the right size is to hit Unlock in the bottom bar (it’s the icon that, startlingly, looks like a lock) to let you adjust height independent of width. Set your pin’s width to 735, and you’re good!

make your own long pin with PicMonkey


4. Edit your photos for a unified look. While this step isn’t strictly essential, images that compliment each other give pins a put-together look that make them stand out and instill confidence. This is a great opportunity to use a saved custom effect to get your pics looking matchy-matchy.


5. Add a header background. A descriptive header lets people know what they’re in for, so lay the groundwork by choosing the right background. You can add a swatch as your header background in the Swatches tab, fill the header cell with a color of your choice in Background, or upload your own header in Images.

(Note: we say “header,” but all we really mean is “non-image collage cell you can put text in later.” The header cell can be in the center of your collage, at the bottom, you name it.)


6. Once everything’s laid out, go to the Editor!


7. Add text and overlays. Now’s the time for that header text magic. If there’s other text you want to add (for instance, if you’re making an infographic or describing a multi-step process), go right ahead.

Pro tip: Label overlays makes text look stunning (and readable) when set against even the busiest of backgrounds. Find ’em in the Overlays tab.

Make your own long pin with collage tool


8. Upload Your Pin to Pinterest. You’ll have the option to provide a source URL, which will direct visitors to your blog or website. If you’re making a standalone pin, don’t worry about that part.

And you’re done! You’ve just made your own long pin. Long, luxurious pins are yours. Enjoy your fame and fortune, PicMonkey friends—just don’t forget us when you hit it big, okay?

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Elisa Chavez
Elisa Chavez is a content writer here at PicMonkey, where she hopes to change the world one dinosaur selfie at a time. She is also a nationally ranked slam poet, champion shopper, and doting dog mama.