Tools to Create Simple and Effective Visual Content

Let’s be honest, how many times had this happen to you. You work really hard to compose an amazing and useful article. But as it happens, you don’t get the kind of respond you were expecting. Well, I know content is the King and that only matters but it’s equally important to attract attention. For which, you need to have a really nice picture to go along with it. With reduce attention span of audience; it’s become even more important to take care of your visual content.

You may already have your own database images. But they may be full of product photos or photos from marketing campaigns, which may not be always helpful to you. To grab attention, you need to edit images or create one. Now most of you must agree that Photoshop is the answer to visual content, but it isn’t very handy (at least not for me!). So if you think the same, then here are some useful and free tools which will help you to create amazing visual content without Photoshop.

Powerpoint: I am sure you have been using these for ages. You can easily create a reusable PowerPoint template with several simple backgrounds that you can easily layer text on top of, or u can draw interesting and colorful 2D graphs or make simple images using varies shapes available in and then save as a JPEG.

Google+ photo editor: Google+ makes it easy to edit your photos. In order to edit a photo, click on the photo so you’re viewing it in full screen. Its Auto Enhance feature makes instant adjustments to brightness, saturation and more.

Colourlovers:You can create and share colors, palettes and patterns, on ColourLovers. It provides various tools like Colourschemer, PHOTOCOPA with which you can edit and generate colour palettes.

Pixlr: Pixlr is a fun and free photo editor that lets you quickly crop, re-size, and fix any picture, remove red-eye, and whiten teeth. Its real handy and lets your personalize your image in more than 600 effects, overlays, and borders and of course it’s free!

IcoMoon app: Sometimes a simple icon can do the trick and it could be perfect for your project. IcoMoon app provides both free and premium icon packages. IcoMoon lets you use and customize the icons with ease. Icon packs are also available through IcoMoon App’s library. One simple way to create image for your article is to use wordle. This is pretty simple, all you have to do is stuff in all your Keywords and wordle gives u a stunning word cloud. It’s simple and effective with variety of colors and fonts, which grabs immediate attention.

Easelly: Infographics are the latest trend. You can create infographics and interactive charts easily using Easelly. Its drag and drop features makes it pretty easy and effective.

Photovisi: Photovisi is a free and easy to use photo collage maker. Select one of the many designs, add your photos and then customize by dragging them around and your collage is ready in minutes.