Infographics are graphical representations of data, information or anything that brings knowledge and intended to display information clearly and quickly. This might sound a piece of dull poetry, but it is fun when you will start creating those eye-catching graphics.
Don’t compare this with simple non-rhythmic powerpoint slides. It is the next generation visual representation of statistical graphics, information architecture and has been extensively used in mass communication over the last few years.
Infographic can be helpful to improve cognition by utilizing graphics to enhance our visual system’s ability while seeing patterns and trends.
Why Should We Use Infographics?
Over the last few years, the demand of infographic has been rising significantly. And Overall infographic search volume has increased up to 500%.
So, it is obvious to say that Infographic is not just a trend, it will continuously grow exponentially.
Reasons behind this popularity are:
- Infographics are compiling eye-catching
- It gets viral easily
- They improve SEO by driving traffic to your site
- Brand Awareness
- It helps to connect with your audience
There are many resources available for free and paid to create amazing infographics. Every tool is used for different purposes. Today, we are going to discuss some of the well-known Infographic resources and how would you use them for your next project.
Make your information beautiful with Piktochart. It is a great tool and an easy to use web-based application that enables non-designers to create high-quality graphics.
So, what’s more, start using PiktoChart for free now! Here you can check an example of Infographic created with Piktochart.
How to use PiktoChart?
Just sign up for free, and it should not take more than 30 minutes. Now you can see all the templates in the dashboard to give you a kickstart.
Scrolling through to the hundreds of templates. It is already sorted by type and presentation. You can use the search bar if you are looking for a particular theme.
Our recommendation to you would be to keep an eye for a layout that works best for you. Once you have sorted out the template, just click Preview to take a closer look.
Once you have decided to work on a particular template, click on Create. Now an editor will pop up. Here you can edit and use colour on texts by double-clicking on the box.
Use Text Frame tool for styling your text
If you want to use graphics in your templates, then click on the left menu bar and drag and drop the graphics. There are plenty of-of options available to create graphs, charts, and maps that can be customized your data beautifully.
Finally, you can share or download high definition template on your computer.
Canva is a user-friendly browser based tool with enough tons of easy to use features for non-designers to create graphically impressive images.
It is so compelling if you want to make a new SlideShare or a social platform theme. Canva saves your precious time and allows you to create visually appealing and professional style graphics on demand.
How To Use Canva
Select Size and Shape: Just open Canva.com and sign up as a first time user.
With Canva, it is straightforward to start designing by using templates of social media platforms.
However, just select an image for Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. You will see instantly some layout styles that you can use to your design. Now click on One, and it will fit your canvas automatically.
Set the Background: If you see a cross-hatch pattern on your chosen pattern, then it means you have to pay $1 before you can save the graphic. However, you can change the background later.
Add A Text: Now select a text box and type whatever you wish. Then Double click to select the entire text. Using the pop-up bar you can even change the font, size, and color, or delete the box.
Add Your Name or URL: This is an important step to watch out for. After editing the text add URL or your name at the bottom of the image for branding. To do that, click the text tab at the left corner and a short text.
Finish and Save: In this final step, just click the download button in the upper right corner and also choose an image to use for the web. You can even use this High-quality PDF for printing.
Easel is a favorite free web-based tool for the infographic. It offers some free sample template to start with.
These templates are straightforward to customise. You get access to the things such as shapes, arrows and connector lines. In addition to that, you can even customise the text with some of the fresh colours, fonts, sizes, and text styles. With Easel, it is possible to upload your graphics very easily.
How Easel.ly Is Set Up
Start your Easel journey by registering on their website. After the successful registration, you can start from scratch with a blank canvas. You can access tools and objects of your graphics from its menu bar.
If you are busy and don’t have much time to spend creating an infographic from scratch, don’t worry. Easel.ly provides tons of infographics that you can choose to get started. For example, we have chosen a simple theme of arrows and circles. However, to open the current collection of themes, you have to click the “Themes” button.
Editing Existing Themes
Now you can easily select an item on the canvas to edit, relocate or even delete it. For example, if you want to change the text in a graphic, just double click on the text to open the text box. You can choose from about 20 font styles to get started. The similar types of edits can be made for objects and shapes; just you need to add items from those tools.
Just remember that your work does not save automatically in the event of your browser crash. But your visuals area saved to your account where they can be reopened and edited. With Easily.ly, it is straightforward to download your project as JPG format.
By now, we hope that you become a huge fan of infographics. So, choose a tool from this article and become a master of blogging! Feel free to give your suggestions if you know any other great tools. Till then stay tuned for our next article.