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How I Make Awesome Graphics for Social Media

I’m going to let you in on a few resources I use not only as a blogger, but in my affiliate marketing attempts and many other online recreational projects.  These have proven to be so useful and so user-friendly, not to mention, very attractive and eye catching!

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So what am I talking about here?  Well there are three main sites I use for creating Pinterest Pins, Youtube channel art, Facebook cover pages, you name it, that’s usually where I’ve made it.

So what are they?

Canva – Canva is my number one on this list.  I freaking love it…they were the first (that I know of) to make creating art for specific projects so easy!  They have already premade templates for projects of different sizes and it is literally drag and drop.  If you don’t like something on the template, change it by adding your own uploads and designs.  You can even adjust the colors and text.  They have free and paid photos, illustrations, icons for use in your projects whether they be commercial or recreational.  Canva is where it all started.

2nd on my list is Picmonkey.  Picmonkey is much like Canva in that it allows you to add text to your images but it also allows you to add overlays, frames, textures and themes.  It is more of a photo editing app than Canva.  You start by loading an image you want to edit and go from there.  I usually start my process in Canva since it already has templates made to the size of most of my projects and I don’t have to mess with resizing, although I think the paid version of Picmonkey now gives you premade templates as well.

3rd on my list – This is a new one for me (and probably you as well).  Getstencil –This one seems to take on the same approach as Canva in that it provides photos, illustrations, icons and templates (some paid and some free) and as a free member, you are given 10  free images per month to use.  The upgrade plans are as follows:

Pro

$9 /mo

when billed annually

 50 images per month

 Keep up to 100 favorites

 1,400,000+ photos

 1,000,000+ icons

 650+ templates

 Font Uploads

 Logos / Watermarks

 25 Instagram SMS /month

Unlimited

$12 /mo

when billed annually

 Create unlimited images

 Keep unlimited favorites

 1,400,000+ photos

 1,000,000+ icons

 650+ templates

 Font Uploads

 Logos / Watermarks

 100 Instagram SMS /month

Not too shabby, right?  I’m pretty impressed with the images that Getstencil has to offer.  These are only some of the custom dimensions Getstencil provides but you may also customize your art to whatever size you need.

Default

(1200×800)

Set

Facebook Post

(940×788)

Set

Twitter Post

(1024×512)

Set

Pinterest Post

(735×1102)

Set

Instagram Post

(1080×1080)

Set

Google+ Post

(1080×1080)

Set

LinkedIn Post

(1400×800)

Set

YouTube Thumbnail

(1280×720)

Set

Blog Post Feature

(1200×600)

Set

Blog Post Image

(750×750)

Set

eBook Cover

(1600×2560)

Are you ready to try it out?  Don’t forget, you get 10 free images per month to start.  To watch a video, click here.  Did I mention Canva and Picmonkey have apps now?

GetStencil!

 

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