Perhaps you’re not a graphic designer, but you still want to create visually interesting images for your blog or social media accounts. Good news! There are lots of free, easy-to-use tools out there that do not have the Photoshop learning curve–or the price tag. Here are four of the best options to get you started. You’ll be creating beautiful graphics in no time!
With Canva, you’ll have the power to design presentations, social media graphics, and more with thousands of layouts to choose from. This tool features an easy to use drag-and-drop interface and comes equipped with millions of images to choose from (or upload your own), free icons and shapes, and hundreds of fonts. Try Canva, free version available
The free version of Picmonkey comes with all of the program’s core editing tools along with basic touch ups, basic effects, and overlays, fonts, and textures. Picmonkey’s comprehensive list of features include everything you’ll need to make any design dream come to life: photo editing, collage making, social graphic making—you name it, PicMonkey will help you create it. Try Picmonkey, free version available, includes core editing tools
Stencil really excels at making image creation a breeze for social media marketers, bloggers, and small businesses. This tool has over 850,000 background photos, over 50 professionally created templates, the ability to upload and store your logo(s) for easy re-use, over 200,000 icons and graphics, and much more. Another bonus? They’ve pre-loaded over 34 custom sizes for all of the major graphics you’ll need, including social images, ads, blog posts, and more. Try Stencil, free version available
Pablo makes it easier than ever to create beautiful social media images to help make your posts pop—and to help to increase your engagement. This tool comes loaded with over 50,000 images, it easily resizes your designs for all of the popular social networks, and you can directly share from Pablo or download to use anywhere. Try Pablo, free