33 Graphic Design Tools To Publish Visual Content
by TeachThought Staff
Digital literacy is, in part, about digital publishing.
Digital publishing is, in part, about the writing process–choosing an audience and purpose, drafting content, revising and editing that content, and then sharing it with the world.
But digital publishing is also about the right tools for the right platform and the right device. Education is no different; digital publishers in your classroom need the right tools to do amazing things. The pathway from idea to socializing has been lubricated by incredible technology. In fact, that’s a key theme of progressive technology: It makes new things possible.
If you think this isn’t true, sit down to create a book cover with Microsoft Word instead of Adobe InDesign. Or a stunning video game with Scratch instead of Unity. Tools matter.
In an era of digital literacy and digital publishing comes a new genre–visual content. Memes. eCards. Blogs. Gifs. Inspirational quotes. From magazine layouts to pinterest fodder, “visuals” are a new genre gifted from the ease of digital publishing and sharing.
So this list of graphic resources from Kimberly Reynolds for visual content fits right in this context–for you as a teacher, or your students as creators.
33 Graphic Resource Tools To Create Stunning Visual Content
Resources to create awesome visual content for your blog, Instagram, PInterest and more!
Pikiz allows you to add text to any images and transform any text into images from any website. Use it to have fun with your friends and family, to engage your followers or for your marketing campaign.
You can share your created images on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest or email it to anyone. Let your creativity run wild!
Your iPhone, iPad and other device screenshots automatically processed on the fly to be placed within a realistic environment of your choosing
Canva makes design simple for everyone. Create designs for Web or print: blog graphics, presentations, Facebook covers, flyers, posters, invitations and so much more.
Browse premium design templates and stock graphics for logos, fonts, print design, web design, Photoshop, InDesign, Lightroom, icons, business cards, and more.
Creative Commons licenses provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors, artists, and educators.
Wordle is a toy for generating "word clouds" from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like.
Create high quality animated gifs of yourself or advertisement banners online with GIFMaker.me, easy to use, no sign up needed.
Search engine for visual inspiration and free stock photos for the advertising community including images of creative commons and public domain.
Photo Pin is a free tool that helps bloggers and designers find beautiful photos for blogs and websites using Creative Commons licensing. Download the photos and get attribution links already formatted for you.
Now you can create beautifully custom text layouts that would normally take minutes - or even hours - with just a tap.
Buy royalty-free stock photography from PhotoDune, a huge marketplace of high quality photography from an incredibly creative community.
Free Online Image Editor create your own animated gifs resize crop avatars and images. Photo tool for your favorite pictures.
Image Raider is an automated reverse-image search tool - spend a few minutes adding your photo or image catalogue, and we'll let you know when we find any other websites using them. Who would use Image Raider?
Clipping Magic: Online image mask generator
Buncee Pro lets you quickly and easily create greetings, school projects, collages, artwork and more! Use your own photos, text and drawings, along with our huge library of backgrounds and stickers to personalize your buncee creation.
Then share your buncee by saving it to your photo stream, posting it to your favorite social networks, or e-mailing it to friends and family.
Editing your photos is easy with PicMonkey! Add filters, frames, text, and effects with our free online photo editing tool!
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