Do you find it difficult to create attractive and creative visual content images for your social media content or blog?
Stop using copy images from web search images, and start creating your own creative visual contents to share. Are you not so familiar with designing with professional tools to create unique visual content images?
I can promise you by the end of this article you will learn how to create best creative visual content images for your social media visuals. Mostly all creative photos are made using Photoshop, that is history now. Photoshop was used to be the first choice for making creative images but it is not so easy to be done by any beginner. Besides hiring a graphic designer will cost you more then you will earn (for beginners).
So today I’m sharing a great list of easy-to-use online tools to create social media graphics and graphics for your blog. In this article, I am going to share 12 best online tools to create attractive images for your social media visuals.
#1. Canva: A start-to-finish designing tool
Canva is one of the most easy-to-use image creation tools out there. It free to use and can be registered using your Facebook or Google Plus account. It offers you a large variety of options to create a unique visual content images. It can be used to design nearly anything like presentations, posters, business cards, invitations and many more. It also has paid images library nearly all paid images will cost you $1 US. It will boost your visual designing with their searchable images, layouts, stylish fonts, grids, frames, graphical backgrounds, custom image size for social media, drag-and-drop option and many more. After this your image creation will be the easiest job for you.
#2. PicMonkey: Photo Editing made fun PicMonkey
Another creative dose for your social media visuals. Alternatives are always good to have, as everyone want to get their hands on everything useful to them. Social media visuals are famous to attract audiences, which makes it more difficult to be more creative than others. PicMonkey also offers free to edit without registration. Even the free option has a very wide variety of editing options. It mostly used for editing purpose it doesn’t offer you a library a pick image to edit. Besides you free to browser your desired image to edit from your system, Facebook, OneDrive, DropBox and Flickr. Under free option you will get basic edit tools, handful of effects, great touch ups, cool fonts to attract, great overlays, frames, textures, collage and themes which will be enough to create an attractive image.
#3. BeFunky: Free yourself from complicated software
This tool is quite famous in this photo editing filed. It is widely used by Pinterest users to create attractive collage, visual content and designer posters. The unique thing about this tool is that it offers three very common services Photo Editor, Collage Maker and Designer. But all three services have their own different inside tools available. It is also free to use. What I found interesting in this tool is categorized templates for many purposes and Design Elements availability under designer tool option in BeFunky. This tool has largest variety of editing and designing options under single domain. You can also find a mobile app for this. It really does make it easy to create stunning visual content images for your social media visuals. In explore option you can search photos and users images. To ease your editing and designing work this could be a perfect stop for you.
#4. Pablo: Fastest way to create and design
A very easy-to-use tool created by buffer. It only takes your 30 seconds to create beautiful graphical images for your social media sharing. To use this tool no need to login or register just visit the tool and create something interesting to share. If you are looking for advanced options like effects, touch ups, frames, collage, themes then Pablo is not for you. It is just a fastest and simplest way to edit or create images. It offers only three layouts supported with major social media websites like wide one for Facebook and twitter, Square for Instagram and Tall for Pinterest. It has a simple text box with primary and secondary text box options, you can also place your logo inside your image with limited text fonts available. And the last is its background option.
#5. Over: Photo editing on-the-go with Over App
Turn your mobile device into a designing studio. Over is image editing app available for iPhone and Android, one of the greatest on-the-go apps.
It is another photo-editing app, with this you can add text to your images, select backgrounds, stylish fonts and save your image. The edited image can also be submitted directly to your social networks.
Use Over to get more likes and followers over your social networks.
#6. LiveLuvCreate: Beautify Quote Photos with LiveLuvCreate
LiveLuvCreate is another visual content image creation tool which you may find not so graphical and attractive but it is easy to use if you only want to share some thoughts via images. You need to register to create anything with this tool. It offers anonymity while sharing anything creative. If you are looking to create images to promote your brand or business on social media, then I won’t recommend this tool for the task. It is more like just fun tool to create images and share it on social media but not so perfect for business point of view. It can also be used for meme creations.
#7. Paint.NET: Create and Edit with advanced Paint.net tool
If you want to create images with advanced tools and pro level options like you find in Photoshop then you can try Paint.NET tool as an alternative to Photoshop.
This is not available for online use, to use it you have to download it from its official website. It is totally free to download; with size of 6.3MB only with quite impressive options to edit. Yes! It is more like a Photoshop. It supports many features like layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools. You can get help and tips from an online forum supported by its users.
#8. PiktoChart: Create your own Infographics, Reports, banners and Presentations.
PiktoChart is something professional kind of tool. It is not just an editing tool you find in your daily web surfing. It is the best and easy way to create Infographics without any difficulties all you need is content to put in. This free web app will featured you with over 400 templates, Icons, and graphics. You can do unlimited customization in it. It is used by many high level brands to create beautiful Infographics.
#9. PowerPoint: Microsoft PowerPoint
Yes, PowerPoint can also do the magic. It was bit surprise to include PowerPoint into this list. But it deserves to be here. As we are talking about image creation tools, PowerPoint not only creates slides it can also create images.
PowerPoint slides can also be saved as a JPEG or PNG. Click on Save As, a drop down list option will be displayed. It will then ask you to if you want to export every slides or just current slide. You need to select current slide only, you will get an image of your PowerPoint slide. This can be also useful editing for anyone as PowerPoint can be found in every system at home or office.
Tips: You can also create Facebook cover Photos with PowerPoint. To do so try this Tabsite’s PowerPoint Template for Facebook Cover Photos. This one is amazing trick you can do with PowerPoint.
#10. Skitch: Now guide your audiences using Skitch
This is also a free downloadable tool developed by Evernote. You can download it for windows from its Official website. It is available in Android and iPhone stores.
This tool is not a regular image editing tool which we used to give effects of stylish fonts to out images. But Skitch is used for highlighting something over webpages, or can be used to highlight something on your phone or computer screen. You can also make notes on a webpage, maps, PDFs. For me this tool is used to give directions or explain things on screen while doing tutorials or how-to articles, by the use of arrows and text. You can also highlight things in your screen with circling around it or box it with a color line.
#11. QuotesCover: Three steps to create beautiful Quotes
As we know social media visuals are full of quotes. Many people like to share different and unique quotes on social media, but sometime can’t get what they actually need. Now with this tool you can make your own graphical quotes in three easy steps.
It is also used as one of the fastest tool to create graphical quotes. First step: you need to add your quote in quote box; you can also give author name in author name box. Second Step: Choose an output dimension out of 7 available. Third step: In quote picture generator have fun with the editor select different font, background, color, insert background picture.
#12. Pixlr: Go chrome to create with Pixlr
Pixlr is a web app. But this is not an ordinary online tool either. Pixlr gives you the exact interface you find in Photoshop. The tools available in it are very similar to Photoshop, you can select your image, add effects, overlays, filters, text fonts and borders to convert a photo from ordinary to extraordinary. It is very flexible when it comes to features or tools available in it.
Go Create Something
No need to hire a graphic designer or to go for Photoshop classes. Now you got plenty of alternatives to make your graphics more attractive and impressive to share on social media. All these above mentioned tools will be enough to do any kind of job regarding your blog or social media sharing.
If you are using any other visual content creation tool which we have not mentioned in our article kindly share it, I would love to explore more tools. Also share your experiences with these tools via comment section below.