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Great Tools for Creating Images for Social Media

You don’t need to be a Pro Graphic Designer or a Photoshop Wizzard to be able to create professionally-looking on-brand graphics for your social media profiles. There are plenty of online tools that are for free or cost a few bucks that will help you get the job done. Here is a list of some of my most favorite tools that I use regularly and can only recommend:

CANVA

Canva is one of my most favorite online tools ever. You can create impressive graphics in minutes. Don’t know anything about graphic design? Canva has you covered with its Design School that will teach you all about color and font combinations and much more.

PABLO BY BUFFER

If you’ve read my e-book Social Media for Actors you know that I recommend Buffer as a great tool for planning your posts, especially for Twitter. Buffer, however, has a great tool for creating images called Pablo that allow you to create and plan the post within one tool.

MAKERBOOK

Makerbook is your ultimate resource for images, icons, audio, video, fonts and much more. Whatever you are looking for, this directory will help you find it.

PEXELS

Is my go-to website for free images. Please make sure you study the license on each image and that you know what are you allowed to use the image for. It has happened to the best of us that we got it wrong.

BRAND COLORS

This tool will come handy for anyone that works with brands and is creating sponsored posts. Not always brands send their graphic manual, but on this website, you can find hex color codes of all the most well-known brands and social media sites.

ICONFINDER

Iconfinder is a great website with all sorts of free or low-priced icons available to use for personal or commercial purposes. Icons are a great way to communicate with images that sometimes speak better than words or help divide and structure blocks of text.

GET COLORS FROM IMAGE

Have you ever seen a perfect color on an image and thought “that’s my brand color!”, but wondered how can you get the hex code in order to use it on your materials? This tool has you covered. You just need to upload an image, click on the color and it will generate the hex code. Neat, huh?

Of course, there are plenty of other great tools out there! Which ones are you using? Let the ninjas know in the comments below. ­čÖé

 

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