By Carrie-ann | Jun 14, 2017 | Twitter

Great tools for creating great social media graphics

Wherever you look on social media you’re bound to see image after image, but do they stick with you or do you scroll by without giving a second thought? With such an elaborate market of images on social media, it’s highly important that yours don’t get lost in the feed. Not everyone has the experience with graphics needed to make high-quality images but with so many apps now available, you can easily edit your graphics yourself.

Canva
This is perfect for those who don’t have experience with editing. You can use free images from their library or upload your own. Try uploading your logo to create something new and eye-catching. You can even use their infographic tool to make facts and figure look even better.
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For those who prefer to create original designs, try Canva Elements which gives you more features and options.

BeFunky
This tool works best for those who have some experience, yet is still able to keep it simple and easy to follow. It has the advantage of being a photo editing tool whilst also allowing you to create effective graphics.

Recite
If you want a basic option to brighten up texts and quotes, this will work.
1 Type your text.
2 Choose from a series of designs.
3 Click ‘create’.
Simple!

NOTE: There is no option to add your own logo so it might not be the best option to promote your business.

Over
If you want to post on the go, Over will allow you to take a photo on your phone, edit the text and post to the social media platform of your choosing. It is a paid for app available on iPhone and Android but makes posting quick images very convenient.

Pablo
If you want to create a graphic with a short text, this is a great option.
1 Upload your photo or choose from one of the many photo options Pablo provides.
2 Edit the image using contrast, blur and black and white to create the perfect graphic.
3 Add your text.

QuotesCover
This prides itself in being the ‘fastest quotes maker’ which is a great advantage when you’re looking to find a relevant quote to share quickly and easily. You can search names or look through different categories to find the perfect quote. Just choose your dimensions based on what platform you’ll be posting it to, edit the image and share.

PicMonkey
Primarily used as a photo editor, this tool can also be used for custom graphics. You can play with a range of features such as different text options, overlays, themes and textures, which is a great way to help you create your own graphics.

TIP: If you don’t want to stick to a template but think creating your own graphics from scratch might be a little too advanced, you can follow the range of tutorials that PicMonkey has to offer to give you a helping hand.

PiktoChart
If you want to create infographics, this tool gives you a range of templates to customise. It may take a little longer than creating other graphics, but using the drag and drop feature to add different icons will help you make an infographic that looks professional.