Do you want to present visual messages in new ways?
Are you looking for new design tools to help you create visual content?
Social media is nothing without images. From simple blog graphics to memes and videos, visuals help us communicate with and engage our audiences.
In this article I’ll show you eight design resources and tools that can help you create visual content quickly and easily.
#1: Find Images Without Copyright
If you’re looking for photos to use in your images, I have two resources for you: Unsplash and New Old Stock.
Unsplash is a free photo archive that prides itself on offering “do-whatever-you-want, hi-res images.” According to their licensing information, the images on the site are not copyrighted, which means you have free rein over how you use them.
Unsplash’s subscription service gives you 10 new images delivered straight to your inbox every 10 days.
It’s not always easy to find what you’re looking for on Unsplash. You can view images by month of submission, but there is no way to browse by topic or any other category.
New Old Stock provides “vintage photos from the public archives” and promises that no known copyright restrictions exist on them.
Like Unsplash, you can’t browse images by theme, topic or any other categories. Nonetheless, New Old Stock features some incredible vintage photography. If that’s what you’re looking for, this is the place.
#2: Attract Attention With Animated Video
PowToon is a super-simple app that helps you create animated videos that will truly engage your audience.
PowToon features many templates and a well-stocked library of shapes, objects and effects you can use in your animation.
If you’ve ever thought about creating product overviews, presentations or even instructional videos, you can use PowToon for those and more. Whatever your message, an attractive video can probably enhance it.