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5 Tools to Create Stunning Visuals For Social Media

The importance of using images in social media is huge. There have been numerous studies and researches that concluded that your message has more impact if it is coupled with relevant and high quality images. Highlighting the role of visual content in 2015 Social Media Marketing World, Donna Moritz said,

“My session on Thursday Morning was all about visual content…There was an underlying message that I want to get across: visual content drives traffic and sales”

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Our extensive use of social media has silently made us a group of “scrolling people”. We just scroll our ways through Facebook, Twitter and more until something very interesting (visually) catches our attention. There is no denying the fact that written content has its own importance but what is working like magic these days is a combination of visually attractive and quality written content.

Since we are focusing on Twitter in this post, we all know that it is a well known “micro blogging” social media website. Not everything is micro on Twitter these days, that is limited to 140 characters. You can see some awesome visually attractive content and that is what you need to learn to be successful there.

In this post we will share with you 5 ways or techniques to create highly attractive images for Twitter. So, Without any further ado, lets quickly get down to business.

1. Canva

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Don’t know photoshop but want to create images that can work really well on your social media? Well, it’s very doable now – thanks to Canva.

This great website offers tons of designs pre-made for almost every social media platforms. Now you can design your amazing cover photo with just a few clicks. The best thing about Canva is it is totally free. However, some exclusive designs can be purchased for $1.

The reason why Canva is an ideal choice for beginners is because it offers many free tutorials to get up and running within no time and they feel at home while working around different options on the website.

2. PicCollage

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When you want to create images that really work on social media, you have to bring in all the creativity you can. There is no better way of doing that than displaying your photos in a collage. Check PicCollage and discover numerous ways you can play and edit your snapshots.

It is basically a mobile app available for iOS, Android and Windows phone. Once you have downloaded the app you can use images from different sources like Facebook and Camera Roll.

Select from many pre-made backgrounds, add your picture from your camera roll, text and even stickers to your image. PicCollage allows you to even edit, cut, rotate or delete your creations. Sharing is extremely easy on this app, once you are done creating your collage you can share it on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with just a couple of taps.

Some of the things you can do with this great app are “creating awesome presentation images of client’s event” “create attractive pictures of a party or simply create a collage of your personal photos. With a little bit of creativity you can also create great social media images for your campaign.

3. Power Point

Many of our readers would be surprised to see power point in the list because this great software is usually used for creating presentations. What you might be unaware is the fact that power point enables you to save the slides of presentation in a picture format (as JPEG or PNG).

Select “save as” and the format of the picture. Power point will ask you if you want to save every slide as a picture of just the one you want. Select the option that suits your need and you are good to go.

4. PicMonkey

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Picmonkey’s online photo editor is great for creating every type of social media visuals including banners and images. You can easily add tons of different texts and layouts to your images using this great platform. More like Canva, PicMonkey provides hundreds of free designs to choose from. To get your hands on everything, you have to apply for a paid subscription.

Through PicMonkey, you can even create your artwork from the scratch by selecting the right dimensions. If you’re not sure about the size of your Facebook cover photo – don’t worry! PicMonkey has it all covered!

5. WordSwag

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One of the best tools to create amazing visuals on the go. WordSwag is a handy mobile app, which lets you select the background and then add amazing text to reflect your style. So, if you like quotes and believe that this may move and engage your audience then you don’t have to look beyond WordSwag.

With WordSwag you can create beautiful, clickable images for your social media in no time. When ready, you can directly post your images to your Twitter and watch your traffic grow!

Final Thought

Whether you want to create appealing visuals right from your PC or on the go (through an app) there are lots of option available online. The best part is most of these options are available either for free or at a very cheap price, especially when compared with the benefits you get from these visuals.

As engagement level in posts with images is 200 percent more – there is absolutely no way you can afford to miss on these great tools.

Let us know, which one is your favorite in comments below…

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