A picture is worth a thousand words. It is one of the oldest sayings, and it fits right in the case of social media platforms also. Posts on Facebook and Twitter containing an image get shared and retweeted more often than a bland text share does. And it is proven. For companies, websites and blogs, creating your own graphic is a great option to get more viewers and followers. Here are 10 useful tools that you can use to create Beautiful graphics on your own.
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The first among the best tools for graphics is Canva. It is an online tool, recently launching its mobile app, which is one of the best when it comes to creating beautiful images for your use. It hosts a wide array of templates and images you can choose from for different purposes also. Best the thing is that it saves your images so you can use them later when you sign back in. You can even create presentations and digital portfolios on this site.
A website whose tagline literally reads “Social Media Images Made Simple”. Created by the brilliant Buffer team which strives to make your Social Media life better, Pablo is one of the biggest free image sharing and editing websites online with pre-designed templates for different social media platforms making your job easier and faster. It also lets you create your own logo and icons. It is very elegant and simple to use.
Only existing in a mobile application form till now, over is presumably the best on-the-go photo editing and sharing app. It lets you change your boring text quotes into catchy images by adding texts, changing the font colour and styling an image of your choice or from the vast gallery of Over. The work you do here is not limited to mobile devices only despite what many people think.
Developed by Evernote, this effective online application comes for iPhone and Android devices also making it an all-around application. With Skitch, you can markup photos, place locations on maps, make marks and notes on webpages, as well as annotate PDFs. It is free to download and use and also has a browser extension that you can download and access across all devices. Skitch is an excellent tool if you have a team and need to maintain co-ordination or teaching and educational purposes.
Infographics, short or long, reach a larger audience and are more attractive also. For sites like Pinterest, Instagram and Tumblr, short Infographics can prove really helpful in bringing in more viewers, more shares and sometimes more customers. You don’t require prior graphic design experience to create eye-catching Infographics. The website is very simplistic, and you can make your very own Infographic in less than 10 minutes. It is also a good tool among the tools for graphics.
Turn your thoughts or catchy movie dialogues into a banner and artistical masterpiece with Recite. A simpler version of Pablo, Recite makes your work even easier and faster than Pablo. Just write down whatever you have in your mind, select an appropriate theme or template from the site database, give it a little customization, some zest, and Voila! The final work can be easily shared with multiple Social media platforms directly from the site, or you can even download it for future use or for some client.
The photo editing tool which has it all. Pixlr has a website, is available on Apple and Google Play Store, can be downloaded to be used offline anywhere like Photoshop and Gimp and even has a Browser extension. You wouldn’t need any other photo editing tool even if you have the full Pixlr package. It allows you to add your own images and edit them as you like or build them from scratch or edit some stock photos or even a pre-designed template. The possibilities are endless.
The best tool I use for making collages. It has hundreds of designs and templates in which you can put a bunch of your photos together to make an awesome collage and up your social media game. It has two partner sites specifically made for Twitter and Facebook. Both, however, provide the same effects and designs so that you can create the perfect Twitter Header or Facebook cover photos. It is another good tool among the tools for graphics.
PicMonkey has the solution to almost all your graphic problems. You can edit, improve and touch up photos from the internet, photos you clicked or are in your Google Drive. You can also create almost anything from scratch, be it Facebook posts, invites, business cards, collage, anything you name it. It also has an amazing blog attached to it which where it guides you to edit photos and get the most through your developed website.
The plus point of this website is that it doesn’t require you to register or sign-in to use its services or edit photos, which can come in very handy if you are not looking forward to using it for a long time. It may lack in the number of options and free images it provides, but these are quite sufficient in getting the job done. It has a very user-friendly interface and is very simple to operate even for a beginner.
Photo Editing and Graphic Designing is not just limited to these apps and websites only. There are a huge number of other efficient tools present over the net which would suit your needs much better. You can even save yourself the trouble and ask users in Reddit to do some Designing and Editing for you.