Graphics! You might have read this somewhere, “A picture is worth a thousand words”, primarily it tells you a picture is equal to a thousand words. A big yes-but does it make sense when your image is not appealing your audience? No pressure, Graphics will help you stand out from other images you post on your website, blog, social media.
It is always a plus point for business and marketer. You can use social media for the platform to connect, communicate and build a strong market with 3.196 billion social media users worldwide. Note that a compelling content with a visual image catches the attention of an audience.
Here are the stats of global internet and social media users as per Global Digital Report 2018,
- The number of internet users worldwide in 2018 is 4.021 billion
- The number of social media users worldwide in 2018 is 3.196 billion
The popularity of content has increased over the years with the use of an image in social media and its sharing. According to Invesp Conversion Rate Optimization 87 percent of engagement happens in facebook post with image.
It was only a text content once. If you are not using an image with your content now, the audience will not pay attention to your content. You have seen the above stats.
It has become crucial for you to keep hold of your audience in your hand to keep your market ahead of the competition. Visual graphics not only beautify your posts, it has become an essence of your content and core flavor for successful engagement with the audience.
It is very obvious to you now;
Social media users love to read the post with a visual content. The question is, how can you stand out of the competition posting content with compelling visual images? To be specific, how can you design images that drive more engagement and traffic to your website?
The filter on Instagram, facebook, and twitter are not enough to create a visual image. You are going to need good design tools. Well, the good news is to create images that are compelling, there are free tools you can use to design.
Alright! In this blog post, I’ll tour you through 5 most recommended graphics design tools you can use to create a visual image.
Cheer! You gonna become the next graphics designer you want to hire to design a graphics for your content.
One of the most popular graphic design tools to add beauty to your image. You do not require pro skills to use the platform, it is very handy for amateur and no comments for intermediate. It has a simple drag and drop customizing features for users.
It has end numbers of templates, layout, illustrations, fonts and styling option. There are templates for a specific design like a Facebook post, Instagram, Twitter, blog posts.
You can design a graphics for blogs, poster, invitation card, resume, presentations, and other stuff.
If you want to design the graphic of your own dimension, you have that feature to set your custom dimensions. The users can even access further, allows you to upload your own photo from drive or computer to design.
You can use free images, icons, illustrations, shapes, layouts from the canvas library to design.
Furthermore, canva allows the user to search for images of your choice. It has a search button for you to search for free images, graphics, icons, and background beside uploading your own background.
Again it has advanced tools like we get in photoshop editing tools. Check out the professional tools shown below for adjustment. More importantly, you have got a lot to take away from it and will be fun designing your own graphic.
Above all, it is a great and simple tool to edit your image and post your graphic on social media and website.
2. Adobe Spark
Adobe spark is a free online application to design graphics. It makes the work fast to create, design social graphics and videos for free. The users can access numbers of professionals templates and design types for social media, blog posts, and web pages. You can customize the templates of your own choice with its easy tools.
Not only that, you can replace a template with the free image from adobe library or from your own upload. The users can access to basic adjustment tools and filter available in Adobe spark.
Besides graphics design tools and features, Adobe Spark provides the users with another two creatives projects types: Pages and Videos.
With pages, you can build a creative and simple web page. You can share the page via a direct link. The reader can easily access your creative page via a link. Check out this webpage sample I have designed for my blog.
Well, with videos it provides simple tools to create and publish the video online with its template available. It has familiar tools like the graphic design features does. It ensures smooth and structured presentations for videos.
You are now boosted with creative design tools to start designing your own graphics, web page and videos for presentation. Check it out and see the magic of your creative designing skills.
Snappa is a tool that is used to add striking graphic and styling text on your image. You have seen an image overlaid with well-designed text with a different style, thus it is created with this graphics tools, snappa.
Besides text, snappa does have professional templates, background, access to free royalty images in the library or can upload from your computer. You have access to templates for social media, blog post, youtube thumbnail, and other stuff.
Snappa offers the user with easy tools to use, the effects tools to add beauty to your graphic like changing the color, highlight, and resolution etc. Check in the sidebar of the snappa, the effect panel as shown below.
Klex is one of the fastest tool used to design a graphics using its easy and simple customizing tools. You can choose end numbers of templates according to your design, be it for social media, blog graphics, and other creative work.
The user can even access a plethora of design assets, fonts, filters, and a filler. The design is primarily for amateur not obviously aimed for pro designer. Well, it is the perfect tools for those who want to design the required graphics.
Klex, a perfect tools to play around with your creative ideas. I bet you that you’ll be surprised with the efficiency of the results they produce. Give try and enjoy the rest.
Pixlr is one of the most used online free photo editing tools. It enables the user to mess around with its various effects, overlays, and borders. You can add your photos and edit with its amazing effects and customizing features.
The plus point with pixlr is, it has a web app, a mobile app for both Android, IOS and a desktop tool to design your graphics wherever you are. The interface is similar to that of Photoshop and other popular editing software.
Well, these are the 5 tools I have covered which are easy to use and mess around with the tools. It is highly recommended to use these tools to produce visual graphics for your social media content and blog post for more engagement. These tools pay you the most for your social marketing and of course to stay ahead of the competition in the market producing visual content.
Leave me in a comment if you are using other tools for designing your graphics.