Thanks to Fotor for sponsoring this review.
Have you heard of Fotor? It is a pretty nifty looking design website, and today I am sharing a tutorial on how to make a shareable image for Pinterest and more using Fotor’s graphic design tool. This tool requires flash player.
Make a Pinnable Image in Fotor
I’ll try to keep this simple, ’cause we know a tutorial on how to make a pinnable image can get very detailed and involved very quickly. Click on “Get Started” on the main graphic design page, and you’ll be able to pick what type of image to create.
We know that longer, larger images look best on Pinterest, so we want to pick the “Poster” option. Then you can pick an awesome template from the scrolling options on the left. I picked the one that says Antique Display.
You can import images using the icon on the top right-most corner, and drag images into the frame. I had to make a couple of attempts before figuring out how to change the image. Drag your image onto the poster and when the background changes/highlights, then let go and your chosen image will show up in the poster template.
Then the fun begins! That vertical toolbar to the left of the image is where we can manipulate and edit the image to our liking. The top one that looks like a paint bucket is for image effects, and it can change the photo to black and white, or add other filters, blur, etc. The next icon that looks like a checkerboard is to edit the transparency. Further down you can flip, rotate, add layers, or clone the current layer. All of these allow for a custom look and a different resulting image each time.
When you are satisfied with your background image, now you can click on various parts of the template that are text or border, and edit those as well. When you click on a text field, the toolbar that pops up contains options to change the font, color, transparency, etc.
Then when you’re done, just save the image using the icon that looks like a disc in the top menu.
My final image came out like this. What do you think? Not bad for a first time using a new-to-me graphic design site.
Obviously, there are tons more features, but like I said I tried to keep this simple.
I really like all the options to use as a template, but you can even go simpler and open an image to edit, and simply edit using the toolbars. You can also use Fotor to create photo collages, as they have a lot of great templates in that feature too.
Try it out and see what you can make, and do let me know what you think!
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