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How to Make a Pinterest Long Pin Using PicMonkey (and how to hide them from your blog post)

How to Make a Pinterest Long Pin Easily with PicMonkey

by Regan

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How to Make a Pinterest Long Pin Using PicMonkey (and how to hide them from your blog post)

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Pinterest has been the most amazing thing for my blog since its inception. It is far and away my number one referrer so I want to do all I can to capitalize on the power of Pinterest. One thing you may have noticed fairly recently are more pins that are at least twice as long as the average pin. This is a tactic being used to get even more eyes on your pin and hopefully on your blog as well. 

I have just started making long pins for my most popular and newer posts and they’re easier to make than I thought they would be with PicMonkey. If you’re a blogger, I highly recommend getting the paid version of PicMonkey. It has become an incredibly valuable tool for making graphics easily. 

How you make a long pin using Picmonkey

For my pins, I use two photos because I don’t want things to look too busy. You are free to use a collage or three or more pictures if that’s your thing. 

How to Make a Pinterest Long Pin Using PicMonkey (and how to hide them from your blog post)

Add your two photos to the two square sections of the collage then remove the third rectangle section by pressing the X in the corner. 

How to Make a Pinterest Long Pin Using PicMonkey (and how to hide them from your blog post)

Once you remove the extra box, your photo will look a little funny. No need to worry, we will fix that in the next step. 

How to Make a Pinterest Long Pin Using PicMonkey (and how to hide them from your blog post)

Once you’ve removed the extra box in the collage, put your cursor on the line next to your two photos until the icon looks like two vertical lines with two horizontal arrows and move it to the left. This will make your picture longer and more narrow. It will also make your photos go back to their previous shape.

You can also click the edit button on each photo if you would like to zoom in on a particular area to make it bigger for your pin. 

How to Make a Pinterest Long Pin Using PicMonkey (and how to hide them from your blog post)

I like to set my size for 804(ish) x 2000 because this gives me enough room to crop away excess and still have it be a good size for Pinterest. Long pins should be at least 700 pixels wide and unless you want people to have to expand your pin, a maximum if 2000 pixels long. 

How to Make a Pinterest Long Pin Using PicMonkey (and how to hide them from your blog post)

In the overlay section, choose the rectangle or square in the geometric section and change it to a color you like. Add your text and you’re almost done. 

How to Make a Pinterest Long Pin Using PicMonkey (and how to hide them from your blog post)

Finally, crop away the wide border and the extra area of your text box to clean up the pin and save it for use on your blog. 

How to hide long pins in your blog post

If you want your readers to be able to pin your long pin, but you don’t want it cluttering up your blog post, hide it. You can do this very easily by changing the display to none in the HTML of your photo. 

How to Make a Pinterest Long Pin Using PicMonkey (and how to hide them from your blog post)Voila! Your long pin now won’t be seen in your post, but your readers will still be able to pin it when they choose the Pin It option in their browser or from the Pin It button on your blog.

How to Make a Pinterest Long Pin Using PicMonkey (and how to hide them from your blog post)

To make really long pins, the concept is the same except I chose a collage from the Pinter-esty templates. Remove all but three vertical cells; you can create extra cells by placing a photo in between two cells or at the top or bottom of the collage. 

How to Make a Pinterest Long Pin Using PicMonkey (and how to hide them from your blog post)

That’s all there is to it. Pretty easy, right? Now go ahead, get noticed on Pinterest with some long pins

How to Make a Pinterest Long Pin Using PicMonkey (and how to hide them from your blog post)

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3 comments

hannah March 5, 2016 - 8:24 pm

This is really interesting. I don’t know much about Pinterest but am trying to learn. Personally though, when browsing through Pinterest I find the long pins rather annoying, but I can’t deny that they certainly catch my eyes over the standard pin.

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Regan March 5, 2016 - 8:29 pm

Honestly, I agree with you. Some of them even border on absurd, but they are eye catching.

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Christina February 29, 2016 - 9:42 am

Thank you for posting this!

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