We all know that visual content is key to engaging audiences. However, creating these images can be a bit complex.
The great news is that the internet is filled with various tools that help to create stunning visuals to communicate the message intended.
Let us take a look at a few of these tools and how you can benefit from them:
For Free Images – PEXELS
A great image is the backbone of any design. However, getting the right image can be a challenge especially when you are being careful not to infringe on someone’s photograph. Read why it is important you do not do so here. PEXELS is a great image resource and the fantastic part is that the images are licensed under the Creative Commons. This means that you can copy, modify and distribute the photos commercially without asking for permission. Simply put, you can use them for FREE.
For Using the Right Font- WhatFont
Have you ever stumbled on a font you liked, on a certain image or webpage and couldn’t figure what font was used? Just as the name implies, WhatFont helps users to speedily identify the name of a font in just a click. With this, you can easily apply this to your designs and not have to worry about experimenting with different fonts.
For Choosing Colours- Adobe Color CC
When designing, it is important you have a set of colours that form your colour scheme. This will then inform every other thing as regards your design such as font colours, images and other graphics. It is very important so they all convey the same message.
The Adobe Color CC helps you to easily create colour themes from images you like or get inspiration from. All you have to do is upload the images. It also enables you to play around with colours to find the ones that best go with it and those that contrast with it.
For Designing or Photo-Editing- Canva
Canva is a design platform that allows you to create social media graphics, presentations, and much more. With its drag and drop feature, it has a simple easy-to-use interface that can work for anybody. It offers various pre-designed professional templates for you to get started with, and also allows you to create your own template design from the scratch. You also have access to images, photo filters, icons, shapes and different fonts.
Other design tools include Picmonkey.
If you found this piece useful or would like to share your experience with any of these tools, comment below.