Series 4, Article 73  

 

Tip #15  Create unique art to capture attention for your Facebook Posts

 

Create Word Clouds

www.tagul.com

www.tagxedo.com

www.wordle.net

Word clouds, also known as text clouds or tag clouds, are pieces of art created with just words.  The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can enter your own words, or enter a document and the program with choose the words that show up the most. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes.  You can even make your word cloud in a shape that reflects the topic of your Facebook Post.

 

Cutomize Images with Wording

www.canva.com

Canva makes image creation super easy (especially for non-designers) with their premade templates, custom image sizes for every social media channel, drag-and-drop interface, cool fonts, and more. Design presentations, social media graphics, and more with thousands of beautiful layouts. It has everything you need for amazing design. Millions of Images – Design with millions of stock photographs, vectors and illustrations. You can even upload your own.  Photo Filters – Edit your photos using preset filters or get advanced with photo editing tools, you’ll never be stuck for choice.  Free Icons & Shapes – Use icons, shapes and elements with ease. Choose from thousands elements for your designs, or upload your own.  Hundreds of Fonts – Access a great selection of fonts perfect for every design. All ready to go and accessible within Canva.

 

Screen Capture

www.evernote.com/skitch

The go-to screenshot tool — Simply click and drag over the area you want to snip. You can circle things, point to things, blur things, and add text with just a couple quick clicks. A product of Evernote, Skitch lets you save and store all screen captures into an Evernote folder of your choosing.

 

Make Gif Animated Art

http://ms-gif-animator.en.softonic.com

Make your own gifs!  Gifs are .gif files – drawings that appear to move.  It’s a very simple tool, as much in design as in usability, with which you will be able to create your own animated Gif.  It’s created by Microsoft and it’s free!

 

Create your own Infographics

www.easel.ly    www.visual.ly     www.piktochart.com

These are interactive layouts that allow you to embed charts, photos, and more. You can get started with a prebuilt template (and then customize yourself) or you can go truly bare bones and build the entire infographic however you see fit. These programs come with a huge number of icons, shapes, and objects that you can drag-and-drop into your editor.

 

Create a Meme

memegenerator.net

Create your own Meme around a concept and idea that pertains to your business.  A Meme is a humorous image, video, piece of text, etc. that is copied (often with slight variations) and spread rapidly by Internet users.  Browse the most popular memes on the internet and then create your own meme.