In today’s online social world, images are a part of sharing and building a brand. Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram are full of images. As consumers we love visual content. But, here is the thing… we need to be one of a kind and create our own visual content.
Just like you can’t copy what someone writes, you also can’t just take a photo you found and use it. What this means is you cannot head over to google and look for images, find one you like and upload to facebook or another site. You also cannot grab an image on pinterest and just re-use in other places.
All of these photo’s are protected by copyright. So, to keep yourself out of trouble (keep from getting sued), I have a new awesome resource I think you’re going to love. The best part is, you don’t have to be a graphic designer to create cool graphics.
Say Hello to Canva.
This is a pretty fun and new online tool. There is a slight catch at the moment. They are currently in beta mode, so you do have to request an account and with a little luck you will get officially invited in.
This little tool will help you create all your own visual content with ease. It is designed for the girl or guy who doesn’t have a background and graphics and all you have to do is do a little clicking and some dragging and dropping.
Before you know it, you will have your own image to publish, share or whatever. I am pretty sure you are going to love it!
Here is what I love about it…
- It has what seems like an endless supply of visual layouts, images and more to choose from.
- You change the colors, upload photos, and with just a click of a button.
- It’s has a great design and you don’t have to be tech savvy to use it.
- It’s free to use and play with (however some images etc do require a fee, but we are talking $1)
Now because it is in beta… you have to request for an account, or if you know someone who is already in, each person gets to invite 5 peeps.
Now, I want to hear from you… do you have any other sites you love to use to make awesome visual content?
I just signed up. Crossing my fingers to get an account soon. I have been waiting for something like this for a long time…thanks for sharing, Amy!
One site that I love to use is PicMonkey.com. You have to have your own image already, but you can add rich graphics and other decorative elements to it for free. There is also a paid version but the free version is pretty powerful! Enjoy!
Hi Wendy – I will have to check out PicMoney! I haven’t tried them yet, thanks for sharing that! Enjoy!! Amy