$180 of design goods for JUST $1. Join Plus today for your discounted first month! Join Now
How to Make Your Own Pinterest Template in DesignScape
  • By Nadine Spires
  • 13 Jan 2022
  • 10 Mins
  • DesignScape

How to Make Your Own Pinterest Template in DesignScape

Learn how to make your own Pinterest Templates in DesignScape to use over and over again.

Today we are going to show you how to make your own Pinterest Template in DesignScape. Pinterest templates are a great way to quickly design your pins for posting. You can then save and edit your template however or whenever new content is needed. DesignScape is a browser based editing program available to Gold Plus Members. Not a member yet? Sign up for a free 30 Day Gold Plus Membership Trial today!

How to Make Your Own Pinterest Template in DesignScape 15

Once you have opened DesignScape, create a new project with the standard Pinterest dimensions of 1000 x 1500px. We also set our DPI to 300.

For this tutorial we will be using a mug mockup design, this sunflower sublimation and a fun font duo called Freshly Baked. For our design element we are using a girl and flowers illustration.

Step 1 - Create a Smart Object

A template is far easier to edit when you have Smart Object placeholders. These placeholders, when doubled clicked, open a new window where you can edit as you wish.

On the left hand side toolbar, click on the Shapes tool. At the top toolbar, click on the color boxes for the Fill and Stroke. Make sure to click on the box with the red line through it for both of them. This will remove the Fill and Stroke.

Now choose the Rectangle Tool, then click on the canvas. A new window will open where you can input the values for more accuracy. We used a Width of 1000 and Height of 700 px.

How to Make Your Own Pinterest Template in DesignScape 16

You may need to reposition the rectangle so it snaps to the top of the document. To turn on snapping go to View > Snap. Then click on the Move Tool top left and make sure the box for Transform controls is ticked. You can now click + drag to reposition the rectangle and it will snap to the corners of the document.

In the Layers Panel on the right, make sure that the Rectangle layer is selected. Next, right click > Convert to Smart Object. You can also rename the layer as an indication to double click to edit.

How to Make Your Own Pinterest Template in DesignScape 16

Step 2 - Add Elements to Smart Object

We want to add customized text and an element to our Smart Object. So, under the Layers Panel, double click on the Smart Object layer to open a new window.

Here you can add text, or any other elements that you want. We used our duo font and created three separate text objects. We also adjusted the color, size and positioning to our liking.

To change the rectangle color, click on the eff icon at the bottom of the Layers Panel. Then select Color Overlay.

How to Make Your Own Pinterest Template in DesignScape 16

In the Layer Style window, click on the Color Picker box, then choose a color. Click on OK to save the changes, then click OK one more time.

How to Make Your Own Pinterest Template in DesignScape 16

We dragged and dropped our character element into the Smart Object file. Then we clicked + dragged the layer so that it was placed between two text objects. Further adjustments were made to the positioning of all elements.

How to Make Your Own Pinterest Template in DesignScape 16

We now need to save this Smart Object in order for it to be updated on the template. Go to File > Save (Smart Object). DesignScape will notify you that the Smart Object has been updated.

How to Make Your Own Pinterest Template in DesignScape 16

You can click on the “X” to close out of the Smart Object. Go back to the Pinterest template to see the changes we made.

How to Make Your Own Pinterest Template in DesignScape 16

You can go back and edit at any time by double clicking on the Smart Object layer.

Step 3 - Add Mug Mockup to the Template

We are now ready to add and edit the mug mockup. A Smart Object mockup works in exactly the same way as the one we just created in Step 2. We added a sublimation design to the mug mockup, then saved the result as a JPEG.

If you want to create your own sublimation design, be sure to check out creating sublimation designs in Designscape.

How to Make Your Own Pinterest Template in DesignScape 16

On our Pinterest template, we dragged + dropped the JPEG then repositioned it as needed. We also moved the layer down one beneath the Smart Object we created.

How to Make Your Own Pinterest Template in DesignScape 16

Step 4 - Finish up the Pinterest Template

We want to add one more finishing touch to our Pinterest Template. This is more of a personal preference, so you can add this if you want to or not. You don’t need to create a placeholder for this.

All we did was use the Text Tool on the left side toolbar. We typed out our text, changed the font and color then repositioned it at the bottom of the Pinterest Template.

How to Make Your Own Pinterest Template in DesignScape 16

The final step is to save a JPEG file to upload to Pinterest, then save as a PSD file template. Go to File > Export as > JPG and choose your settings.

How to Make Your Own Pinterest Template in DesignScape 16

Finally, go back to File > Save as PSD. Give your file a name and save to your required location. You can now go back and edit your Pinterest template in DesignScape whenever you want.

How to Make Your Own Pinterest Template in DesignScape 16

We have now created our own social pin and saved a Pinterest template for later use.

How to Make Your Own Pinterest Template in DesignScape 16

DesignScape is so feature packed, you can start creating social media posts in no time. With templates, your design workflow is even more efficient. We hope that you enjoyed following this tutorial on how to make your own Pinterest template in DesignScape.

You may also like

Help Center
ol image