How to Create Infographics

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Infographics have become an essential element of blogs used to communicate masses of information as easy-to-read visuals. Did you know that an infographic increases the willingness to read by up to 80% because our brains can absorb the information faster?

However, creating infographics can seem like a time-consuming task that offers little reward. This need not be the case. There are many great online tools that offer free and paid-for design programs with access to templates and design elements so that you can create impressive posters, infographics, social media posts, and other visual feasts fast.

Adobe Spark

  • Price: From free to individual and team monthly plans

Adobe Spark tools can be used to create social graphics, short videos, and web pages. It has more than 10,000 templates to choose from and thousands of free license-free assets to compliment your design.

Spark uses a drag-and-drop editor. Choose a default template and start editing. You can add your own background, change the text, add an image, introduce an icon and include your own logo. When you’re done, resize the design for your desired social platform, download and post your infographic.

Piktochart

  • Price: From free with options for education and non-profit organisations

Piktochart takes out the legwork of design by supplying you with easy to customise templates. The templates are categorized and offer a wide variety of subject areas to choose from.

Once you’ve joined the site, you can begin creating designs. The site introduces those who have never studied the elements of good design to the basics of the craft. The site does offer a free trial, but it is short and requires credit card information.

Biteable

  • Price: From free (with no downloads or video exports) to unlimited access

Biteable gives users the chance to create high-quality video infographics that can be shared on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

As well as offering high-quality image assets for designers to work with, Biteable also offers soundtracks to support your creations. With plenty of designs and pre-made scenes, the site removes any barriers to entry often prevent people from creating video content.

BeFunky

  • Price: From free to $6.99/mo

The site is focused on offering photo editing and collage making assets. BeFunky also includes an infographic tool. Select a template, customise your theme with images and icons, and personalise the infographic by adjusting the text, colours and layout. Then, simply save and export.

Visme

  • Price: From free to team rates

Visme offers to help you to ‘speak visually’. From build presentations to creating engaging infographics, this free infographic tool includes more than 100 free fonts, millions of free images and thousands of quality icons. There are also options to include video and audio, including the ability to record a voiceover directly in the editor. You can also animate your content.

Visme offers a library of pre-made assets that can be easily dragged and dropped into place, meaning that you can make visual content within minutes. Even non-designers can easily display data visually using the tool. You can also create interactive and animated infographics, an unusual feature for sites aimed at non-designers.

Snappa

  • Price: From free to team rates

Snappa is a graphic design tool that provides users with lots of information to ensure that your creation is made for purpose. Aimed at non-designers, the site gives the user the ability to create an infographic in about 10 minutes.

However, the site can feel limiting for designers or those who have been creating infographics for some time. The best feature is the resizing tool which allows you to save your creation in the correct sizes for different social platforms.

Canva

  • Price: From free to $11.99/mo (trial period available)

Canva is a powerful and easy-to-use online design tool that’s suitable for a variety of creative tasks, from T-shirt printing designs to presentations and GIF creation. It also offers users a vast library of images, icons, fonts and features to choose from.

It features a dedicated infographic tool that you can use for free, with hundreds of free design elements and fonts at your fingertips, and many more premium elements that you can buy for €1.

 

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