Visual content is on a huge rise. “34% of marketers selected visual assets as their most important content, behind blogging (45%) and before videos (19%).” according to Social Media Examiner. What if you could do this and do that to get your visual together?
Usually, you take some time to create really great content, and then you’re ready to publish it and share your thoughts with the world, and then you pause, “How I wish I knew how to make very good visuals to attach to this post…”
Well, think no more. Now you can create visual content for your online marketing or the contents your create. That’s exactly what I will be sharing with you on this podcast episode.
Imagine being able to create these Visual Content:
- Images for your Podcast episodes
- Blog posts
- Conference materials
- Powerpoint slides
- Webinar presentations
- And, it could be as simple as just your regular social media updates.
Image Resource Tools:
- Pexels.com: you don’t have to give any attributions or credit to use their images.
- Unsplash.com (you subscribe and every 10 days you receive 10 new images in your inbox),
- Compfight.com (you use keywords to search what concept you’re looking for)
- Pixabay.com (I just recently discovered this after I purchased a new app for my Android phone, and then I notice the app pulls images from a particular site, that site was Pixabay. And interestingly, Pixabay releases photos to unplsash, and so far, they have sent 8,839 images
Colour Resource Tools:
- Adobe Color CC – Allows you create colour schemes that fit your branding. What makes it easy is the colour pallete generator which simply allows you see the codes and hex numbers of your colour selection and compare them as well.
- Colorzilla.com – It is a colour picker. And it works with virtually the colour on your screen. Somehow I think it is more a gradient generator. Now what’s a gradient colour? Gradient is when you have a hue and a shade of same colour on an object. Yellow to a slight darker yellow inside the same area of colure is a gradient. Colorzilla has Chrome and Firefox extensions.
- Elegant Fonts I have on my system that I use for icons. It contains 360 icons that are flat out usable any time.
- Flaticon.com where you can get icons, avatars, cartoons. This is particularly useful when you’re trying to come up with an illustration of something. Some of what you’ll find include: shopping cart icons, social media logos,
Putting them together:
- As a Video: Adobe Spark Post has iPhone app as well.
What tools are you using to create your own visual content? Please share with me in the comments below. Remember to get focused, get started and be impactful