Social Media Graphics Go-Tos!

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I use Photoshop to create the graphics I share on social media. I love Photoshop, although I am no expert by any means. I first started using it a couple of years ago – subscribing for around $10 a month rather than buying the program outright – I watched lots of online tutorials and practised a lot. (Adobe has a zillion free tutorials on their site.)

Now I can KIND of do MOST of the (simple) things I need to. I use Photoshop at LEAST ten times day. I resize images, tweak contrast, colour and brightness, create text based graphics and more. It’s a total life saver for me and I love learning more and more about it.

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That said, you don’t need to use Photoshop to create graphics for social media. There are a whole bunch of other resources out there that you can tap into. Here are some of those…

Apps for adding text to images 
A Beautiful Mess
Word Swag
Typic
Overgram
Phonto

Online platforms for image editing and fancying up
Canva
PicMonkey

Apps for creating image collages or image grids
Layout by Instagram
Photogrid
CapCam
Fotor

Create infographics
Piktochart
Infogram
Easelly
Infograph.ly
Vis.me

Apps for resizing images
Resize image
Simple resize

phonegraphic

 

Remember: When you are creating images for social media – consider how they’ll appear and take orientation and correct sizing into account…

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    Heike Herrling
    June 30, 2015 at 6:57 AM

    ohhhh those infographic sites look great – thanks Pip!

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