Since the very beginning, I have been pushing my other website ChurchAndMentalHealth.com to be forward thinking. So when I knew I was going to do featured images with every article, I needed to decide on the ratio. But I know that the biggest reason for featured images is the social media platform you plan to use. And seeing as Instagram is doing nothing but increasing in strength as well as being image-focused, I decided to make all of my images Instagram-friendly.
This allows me to capitalize on these landscapes as well as make my blog image forward. So I’ve decided to take specific intentionality with these images and therefore I wanted to share my idea with you. So much so that I’m just giving you guys the Photoshop file below for free. Enjoy it, have fun making content with it.
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I wanna help you guys out with a freebie that already has the dimensions and a couple of different styles. It’s nothing fancy, but it’s intentional to push the eyes to the title and then to entice your audience to read the article. I’d encourage not overusing text as it can actually take away from the quality of the image itself.
I’d love to know what you think about the idea of making images specific to a social media platform in the comments below.