Create a Pinterest Image Using Your iPhone and Word Swag

create a pinterest image using your iphone & word swagWord Swag is one of my favorite tools for making Pinterest images. Right now Word Swag is only on iOS. It’s very easy to use and your images look awesome and the typography is professional looking.

How to Create a Pinterest Image on Your iPhone Using Word Swag

1.  Choose Background.Word swag on iPHone

If you want to use one of the backgrounds in Word Swag, click on the right circle.

word swag backgrounds

  • If you want to choose photo of yours, Click on the right circle and go to Camera Roll in the upper right corner, find photo and tap on it. You will get a Crop it screen, click on the black circle on the bottom.
  • If you want to take a photo now, choose the left circle.
  • If you choose either a photo of yours or take a photo, you will get another screen that will ask you if you want to crop the photo or not. It’s up to you.

2. You will get the main screen which is where you will do all the work of adding and editing the words.

edit typography

3. Double tap the words over your photo so you can change the text. Stay on the custom theme and tap in the area to the right and add your text.

word swag pinterest images

If you’d like to use one of the stock quotes, choose one of the themes on the left….classics, so true, etc.

edit words in word swag

TIP: Do not add in extra spaces or hit enter.

Click Save & Close when you are done.

4. Now we have the new text and are ready to style it. In the black strip under the photo, the left Aa is where you will style your text.

Word Swag working screen

To change the style of the text, scroll through the different text themes (the public, making the cut, etc.) When you find one you like, tap on the numbers below to see different variations. You can hit the dice to get random variations.

text variations word swag

You can also use 2 fingers to zoom the text in or out and you can move it around on the image.

5. Once you are happy with the style of the text, choose the color of the text by clicking on the yellow, pink, blue circle. You will get a screen like this and you can tap on different colors to see which one fits best with your background.


6. There is a new option which is not shown in my screen prints above. It is on the far right and will adjust the transparency of your text and the brightness of your background. This may help if you have lots of colors and the text is hard to read over your background. Play with the different options if you aren’t getting the look you’d like.

create a pinterest image optinos

7. Once you are happy with your image, click DONE in the upper right and you will get this screen. Your image has been saved on your device.

share word swag

8. Click close and then email the image to yourself.


That’s it. you now have a beautiful photo ready for Pinterest.

create a pinterest image

TIP! When you first open Word Swag, you’ll see “more” at the bottom of the screen. Click that and you have some options you can change. I changed my resolution to 2048. If you want to put in there that I referred you (if I did), please use scrappinmichele @ as the email.

Share your tricks for creating Pinterest images.

About Michele

A 40-something geek trying to juggle 4 kids, digital lifestyle blog, husband, running, living a healthy lifestyle and still find time for digital scrapbooking. Love Lifestyle Technology, Social Media, Fitness Gaming, Diet Coke, Running, PC & Mac Geek, Reading, Beach and anything with Glitter or Bling! I am addicted to learning and self-help books.

3 thoughts on “Create a Pinterest Image Using Your iPhone and Word Swag

  1. I found you on Pinterest!! How appropriate for this awesome tutorial. It is simple and easy to follow, which is always what I strive for. 🙂
    I love playing on Picmonkey for my blog photo editing and have several photo apps on my I-Phone, too,but somehow missed this one. I’m getting it immediately. I’m also subscribing and following you as I can always use more great techy tips.

    Great to meet you,

    1. Nice to meet you too, Dana! Sorry for the delay in responding. Word Swag just came out with a video app called VideoHance. I haven’t had a lot of time to play around with it yet.

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