If you didn’t know already, graphics and images are hot on social media right now. You can use them to promote your products, show off behind the scenes and teach your audience how to do something in the form of a cool infographic. You may have noticed some brands killing it with their visuals
What apps should you use to create your visuals on social media?
I’m loving Word Swag at the moment and use it all the time to create my visuals.
Download the app on your phone. Then you can either take a photo on the fly or use one of their backgrounds. You can also access your camera roll so save some great backgrounds there to use.
Simply double tap to change the text, add your quote and save it. There are different layouts you can choose from so go through them all and try all of them.
Canva is a DIY design tool that makes it easy to create images and graphics for your blog and social media posts.
Choose which design you wish to create. The beauty of these pre-designed templates is that you never have to remember what size you need for which platform – they are already sized for you.
Choose the layout that you want to use, then create your quote. It is very easy to batch create enough images for a week and doing it that way will save you time as well.
Another tool I use regularly is PicMonkey. This was the design tool of choice before Canva came along. The best thing about PicMonkey, that Canva does not have (yet!) is that you can upload and use your own fonts.
You can create a few basic designs with PicMonkey. Clicking Design above will allow you to choose between the different layouts.
There are lots of different editing functions in PicMonkey. Some of them are free and some are available with the premium account.
These are my top 3 tools for creating images. Of course there are many more, but these are the ones I use every day.
What tools do you use to create graphics?