The increasing dependence of people on social media has created lots of opportunities. Today, one can create a following similar to that of a celebrity sitting at home as long as consumable content is being produced.
While content creation is more professional, the fact is that today even normal people want to look perfectly poised on Facebook and Instagram. All of us want our pages to portray the best of our lives.
In the midst of the personality wave that has gripped the world, the use of aesthetic creatives on social media has evolved too. Gone are the days when you needed to know how to design to be able to post a good post on social media. There are tools that can help you do exactly that.
In this post, we take a look at some of the top websites that can help you create the best social media creatives.
Canva – This has become the go-to app for social media posts. The way it works is this – you first choose a base image (this can be your own shot, or you can pick from the many stock images available on Canva), then you add the text as per your requirements, and finally, you use frames and other editing options to create the finished product.
Canva is free to use. Once done, you can download the image on your device. Apart from doing the editing on the mobile app, you can also use the same on a browser. The ease of editing and creating thumbnails, Instagram posts, Facebook cover images, and so on is fantastic. A must-have app for those who need to post images regularly on various social media platforms.
Creative Fabrica – Creative Fabrica is a one-stop shop for all your creative needs in the digital world. From fonts to graphics to various tools, you can choose the perfect resource to upload unique content on social media and create a spectacular profile with your own logo, image, and font. You can take a look at this gallery with free graphics and designs from Creative Fabrica designers and find inspiration for your social media projects.
Apart from graphics, a lot of free fonts are also available. In particular, Fontcloud and Shapecloud are big hits. This last one is really helpful when the content that needs to be displayed is text-heavy. Using a world cloud with different shapes makes the whole concept more palatable and appealing.
Designer – Like Canva, this app is also beneficial for those who have no prior designing experience. Being more mobile-friendly, this is preferred by people who like to work when inspiration strikes. Social media creatives aside, this tool also helps you in designing presentations and flyers. The fact that you are creating the designs on a mobile app does not in any way compromise the quality of the design.
Pixlr – Pixlr is for those users who are better than complete newbies and still not experienced enough to use professional tools like Photoshop and Coreldraw. In short, this tool has some advanced features like layers and effects that can give various images a professional look.
The interesting part about Pixlr is that even though it can help you create complex images, you do not need to download any heavy software on a computer. It works completely fine on your browser. Pretty easy, huh?
Stencil – If there is one app that was created for social media enthusiasts, it is Stencil. With millions of stock photos that one can use, this tool is preferred by many. Its highlight is the social media post generator. Further, you can not only directly share the post on social media but also schedule posts using Buffer. All in all, a paradise for the social media butterfly.
While designing social media posts using these apps or websites, it is necessary to remember the impact of color and font on the audience. It has been seen that certain colors produce positive effects, and certain fonts are taken more seriously.
Designing a creative for social media is a complex task with multiple facets. Using these apps can be a good beginning for those looking to explore the world of social media before taking a dive into the big pool.