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3 Free Tools for Social Media Graphics

With the importance and prevalence of visual marketing in the digital age, knowing how to create your basic graphics for use online is a must. Graphics are everywhere: social media posts, social media headers, email marketing, online paid advertisements, website visuals, and the list goes on.

Working with professionals allows great opportunities for ongoing relationships and personalized experiences. However, not everybody needs a professional for every visual asset for your brand. Sometimes, creating the work yourself can be just as effective while keeping your wallet happy.

The next time you’re looking to create a quick graphic solution, check out these free online tools and their tutorials.

1. Canva

This one is a must for anyone taking their online presence seriously. Canva allows users to work off pre-fabricated templates for every image imaginable, or create something completely custom. If you’re looking for an all-in-one template powerhouse, this is it.

2. Pablo

It’s like a slimmed-down version of Canva. Pablo is an easy-to-use graphic design tool for social media posts. It’s a part of Buffer, one of the top social media scheduling apps, so you know you’re dealing with the right folks. They also pull gorgeous stock photos to search from so you don’t have to go digging on your own. Use it for designing posts for Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook and Twitter in an instant.

3. Pixlr

Want professional-looking content without paying for Photoshop? Pixlr is the answer. With all the necessary design tools in one web app, it can be overwhelming to new users. There is a lot to learn, but the interface is pretty straightforward and once you learn the basics, you’re set. Spend more time here if you’re creating more complex pieces of design or involving multiple layers, patterns, textures, or logos.

It’s time to say goodbye to beautiful brand envy. You’re the boss of your graphics now.

Contact us for more on creating cohesive graphics for all your social media accounts.

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