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!
Canva makes design simple for everyone. Create designs for Web or print: blog graphics, presentations, Facebook covers, flyers, posters, invitations and so much more.
Your iPhone, iPad and other device screenshots automatically processed on the fly to be placed within a realistic environment of your choosing
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.
Search engine for visual inspiration and free stock photos for the advertising community including images of creative commons and public domain.
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.
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.
Create high quality animated gifs of yourself or advertisement banners online with GIFMaker.me, easy to use, no sign up needed.
Editing your photos is easy with PicMonkey! Add filters, frames, text, and effects with our free online photo editing tool!
Free Online Image Editor create your own animated gifs resize crop avatars and images. Photo tool for your favorite pictures.
Now you can create beautifully custom text layouts that would normally take minutes - or even hours - with just a tap.
One of the questions I’m asked most often is where to find images for your blog (or Facebook, Pinterest, or any other popular social platform). Here’s a quick reference list. Bookmark and Pin this page to refer to it often!
Buy royalty-free stock photography from PhotoDune, a huge marketplace of high quality photography from an incredibly creative community.
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