If you’re not a graphic designer, expensive, elaborate design software might be a little intimidating. Luckily, there are plenty of online apps available for less design-savvy people to make creating designs easier. Whether you need to edit photos or create an engaging graphic, these apps are for you:
Canva is an excellent resource to use for different design templates. There are many options to choose from that are already sized for you, including ones for headers on social networks, posters, and other graphics for social media. You can easily pick a layout, choose a background, add text, and add your own graphics. There are many free backgrounds to choose from in addition to more elaborate designs for just $1.
PicMonkey is a great photo editing app and allows you to create photo collages. There are many different editing features as well (similar to Instagram), including filters, frames and brightness adjustment. With PicMonkey, you can also edit people in photos with unique features like Spray Tan, Eye Brighten and Whisker Grow (yes, that is a thing).
Pixlr is a great all-around free design app. It has many features similar to Adobe Photoshop which can be used for more heavy-duty graphic designing including multiple layer functions and different tools for intricate cropping, drawing and image editing. Pixlr also offers two free mobile apps: Pixlr Express and Pixlr O-Matic. Pixlr Express contains hundreds of effects for photo editing including different overlays and borders, and Pixlr O-Matic has many different retro and vintage effects to add to your photos to give them a blast from the past.
Apps that allow for quick and easy editing and designing are a necessity in today’s fast-paced world. What’s your favorite design app to use? Tweet at us or share with us in the comments below!