5 Tools to Create Awesome Visuals without Being a Graphic Designer
It seems everything on the internet today revolves around visuals. From blog content, to websites, to social media posts the need for awesome visuals is everywhere. Unfortunately not everyone is a graphic designer. So what are you to do? Fortunately there are a number of tools you can use to create beautiful and engaging graphics easily and quickly and here are 5 of our favorites.
Canva is an awesome tool that takes a lot of the grunt work out of creating visual designs. It offers an array of templates in nearly any format you might want for the web or for off line use. From business cards to social media graphics, Canva has a template for you. Not into templates? That’s cool you can also easily use Canvas tools to create your own unique designs. Best of all, Canva has convinet stock resources built in! Many are free to use, however they also have many other paid resources all of which cost only a dollar.
From editing photos to creating collages Picmonkey offers you the flexibility to meet any design needs. Filled with fun filters and a variety of touch up, and image editing tools Picmonkey will get your photos looking their best. It also makes making collages a snap, just drag and drop your images!
Quotes are all the rage on social media. While you certainly can use the resources we’ve mentioned so far to create eye catching quotes, why not try something geared to typography from the beginning? Notegraphy is a great app that allows you to easily create a beautiful typographical piece in any number of styles from artistic, to classic, to edgy. Simply type your quote or saying then you can choose from a variety of different typographical styles and layouts to complete your design.
Need something with a little more power? Pixlr offers near Photoshop levels of control. It offers powerful editing tools, including the ability to use layers. Pixlr also comes in three different configurations Pixlr Express and Pixlr-o-matic for those times when you don’t want to spend the time tweaking everything yourself. Both Pixlr Express and Pixlr-o-matic are both available for mobile devices as well, so you can edit your images on the go!
Searching for the perfect tool to make an infographic in? Search not further, Piktochart makes making infographics easy. You can choose from any of their premade themes and then edit until your heart’s content. Piktochart also can be used to create presentations, reports, and banners.
You don’t have to be a graphic designer to make outstanding visuals for your content. Take advantage of some of the awesome tools out there to help you design your own creative visuals to enhance your content and take it to the next level. Do you have a favorite tool for creating visuals? Share it with us in the comments! We love finding new tools, apps and programs!