How to create stunning graphics for blog & social media?
I have something nice creative to share today. I will explain how to create stunning graphics for the blog and social media. We are fortunate that we have many tools available now and we not depended on Photoshop and CorelDraw. Don’t worry if you are a doctor, lawyer or engineer still you can create amazing images for your blog and social media.
We all know the fact that we cannot spend many hours to learn Photoshop and again spend a lot of time to create images. I have tried to learn Photoshop but honestly, I have just wasted my time and even the quality of images was so bad. So if you are not expert on Photoshop I would not recommend going for it.
I will share two tools which can be very helpful for beginners. Usually, when we start a hobby we never imagine investing money, some people do. So by the end of the article both the category will find something helpful.
Canva: Best solution for all social and website related images
•There is Canva which is a very helpful tool for the beginner. In this tool, you will get the variety of premium and free templates. As a beginner, I would recommend using free templates to practice. If you would like to go for advance template you can spend $1 for each template. In case you want pro version, you can buy monthly ($12.95 USD) or yearly ($119.40 USD) plans.
•Even free templates are pretty professional and can fulfil all your web and social media needs. For the social media postings, you need a quick solution and Canva is the best suit for you.
•I will take you through the user interface for best experience and understanding.
Find the image below. This is Canva dashboard. Here you will find the variety of custom made templates for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Website banner etc. Choose one of them to work. In the left-hand side panel, you will find some very useful options. You will get a detailed tutorial to learn designing tricks on Canva.
Once you will select your image you will redirect to EDIT page shown below. Here you will follow the instruction as mentioned in the screenshot.
•Search for the relevant image for your project
•Click to choose the image
•Here is an option to upload your own image when you write stylish text on it
•After editing, either you can download or share the image with social media
Hope you enjoyed the article but the piece of feedback is always appreciated. I came across a very nice update on Canva and wanted to introduce here. This update is about adding ‘Filters’ to the image.
May be this term is new for some people but it’s amazing that now you don’t have to be a technical designer in order to add effect and Ritika Tiwari explained it very well.
Canva keeps on adding new features to it. Canva can now be used for creating a beautiful collage and you can choose from a verity of creative templates. Canva will give you the liberty to choose images from below categories and make your blog creative.
Banners – Canva
Blog Graphics – Canva
Book Covers – Canva
Business card – Canva
And much more are categories are there on Canva. You can explore the options on below link:
Latest news about Canva:
Canva is available on iPhone. You can enjoy creating beautiful graphics/collages using iPhone now.
YouZign 2.0: A desktop based application
When it comes to graphic the only concern I had was TIME. Using these tools you can save time and eventually a lot of money.
Why youZign? First thing, this is a desktop based application and easy to use. You can download for Windows, Mac and android app. Click Here
YouZing Pros and Cons
•Quick access as it’s a desktop tool.
•Fast load time as its app runtime based on Chromium OS.
•YouZign is much easier and lighter than Photoshop
•Price is very lucrative at the moment. I would recommend at this cost ($39).
•This is beta version so still, there is a lot of changes need to be done.
•At the moment, offline editing is not active but it’s planned, so we can expect this in next version.
•YouZign needs to add more graphics to the library
It’s a nice tool but I think when there are other competitive tools are available in the market YouZign sounds expensive. Under the special launch offer you will get it for $37 for a lifetime but after that, it will be $197/year. I think under the special offer it’s worth buying, so hurry up!!!!!
I hope you have enough information to decide and see what is best for you. 🙂
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