You don’t have to be a graphic designer or a Photoshop pro to create stunning graphics for your social media channels. These three tools make it easy!
Social Media Content Creation Tools
Of the three tools I’m sharing, Canva is the most robust. It provides a ton of pre-existing images and templates you can use. Or you can create your own.
• Facebook cover photos
• Facebook posts
• Facebook apps
• Facebook event covers
• Facebook ads
• Google+ posts
• Instagram posts
• Tumblr banner
• Tumblr graphic
• Twitter headers
• Twitter posts
• YouTube channel art
• YouTube thumbnail
Free, but you have the option to purchase “premium elements” for $1 each.
You can also upgrade to Canva for Work—a subscription service that allows you to save your brand’s logo, colors and fonts so you can quickly create on-brand marketing materials. Canva for Work is $12.95 monthly or $119.40 annually.
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2. Pablo by Buffer
Pablo is an image creation product designed by Buffer, the popular social media management tool. While easier to use than Canva, it doesn’t have as many offerings. Their focus is solely on images you can use in status updates.
• Tall: ideal for Pinterest posts
• Square: ideal for Instagram and Linkedin posts
• Wide: ideal for Facebook and Twitter posts
If you’re a Buffer user, you can easily schedule your newly-created images to publish on your social networks.
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Recite is incredibly easy to use—type your copy in the box, select the template you like, click create and you’re done. You then have the option to share your graphic on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Tumblr. You can also download it for later use.
Currently, there are 33 nice-looking, non-platform-specific templates to choose from.
Quotes—inspirational, humorous and otherwise—often generate a lot of engagement on social media. Because of this, Recite has an arsenal of quotes (organized by category) that you can easily incorporate into images.
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