So, you’ve got a Facebook page. You may even keep pretty active at posting photos, but you don’t have a graphic designer on staff to design interesting and engaging graphics to make your social space really pop. Don’t break the piggy bank to hire a designer just yet!
There are plenty of FREE tools available that allow you to create the very images you’ve been dreaming of, and with no graphic design degree required. All you need to get started is a stock image or a photo shot from your smart phone and a little creativity. Read on for reviews of three recommended design tools and a graphic for National Lollipop Day - each graphic was created in less than five minutes.
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This free tool helps non-designers create social
minutes by adding text, filters and your own color scheme. Their library of
over 100 professionally designed layouts for Facebook, Twitter, media graphics ,
Instagram and more makes it quick and easy to design elaborate graphics in just
a few clicks. Upload your own photos or choose from over 1 million stock images
( Pinterest $1 each). most only
In addition to templates for social
, media graphics Canva also has
design templates for flyers, infographics, photo collages, letterheads, gift
certificates, business cards and more.
#2: Adobe Spark
|Graphic created using Adobe Spark|
Adobe Spark is a free tool for creating beautiful graphics for social media as well as various printed materials. Like
Canva, has many professional design Adobe Spark
Post design quick and easy, however,
it also has a fun, time-saving feature which allows you to use a cursor to preview multiple
pre-designed text, design and color themes all at once. Stuck on creating the perfect
color scheme? Adobe Spark also offers a feature where you can browse hundreds of suggested
color palettes to polish off your look. themes making
What really stands out about Adobe Spark is the ability to animate your graphic from the iPhone or iPad app version, Adobe Spark Post, (Click here to view a tutorial from Beth Ziesenis of YourNerdyBestFriend.com).
|Graphic created using PicMonkey|
If you like to share photos of your products and the day-to-day operations of your business, PicMonkey is a great option for you! Another free option to create attractive social
, its capabilities are more focused on the photos and, currently, media graphics design templates. The free version equips you with basic photo editing
tools and a large selection of frames, collage templates and other special
effects, including fonts and overlays. Or for just $3.33/month annually, you
can take advantage of some pretty impressive upgrades, like advanced photo editing tools (say goodbye to unwanted
wrinkles or blemishes), over 1,000 graphics, double the effects and filters and
premium fonts through PicMonkey Royale. doesn't offer
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