All humans are wired to be visual. Our eyes are drawn to pictures, color, and anything that stands out as unusual to our eyes. If, then, you want your blog post, paper, report, or project to stand out and catch people’s eyes, you should try incorporating infographics into your writing.
What are infographics?
Are you familiar with infographics? Do you just think that they are boring charts filled with hard to understand data? That is no longer so. Infographics, simply, are pictorial representations of facts. You could have an infographic that visually shows your readers a marketing strategy. Or you could have an infographic that depicts the process of creating a book or a brand. An infographic can visually represent almost anything for your readers.
There are compare and contrast infographics, presentation board type infographics (which are excellent if you need to show percentages of usage or cost or other similar things), and line flow infographics. Infographics can also be as simple as a picture with words overlaid that explain different aspects of the picture.
How can I make a good infographic?
Are you wondering now how you can develop some powerful infographics without having to spend a lot of money on website subscriptions or computer software and apps? Creating them without having to spend five hours in photoshop, pulling your hair out with frustration as you attempt to create a professional looking and interesting infographic? Do not despair! There are a number of excellent websites that will let you easily make infographics for free. Sound amazing? Yes! there are free infographic tools for creating best free infographics.
Excellent free infographic tools:
Here are some excellent free infographic tools that you can use to easily create your own professional looking infographics and start upping your readership.
Piktochart is an excellent resource for writers who do not want to slog through the process of drawing their own graphics, importing all their own pictures, and creating their own templates. With Piktochart you can easily create a free account that gives you a wide selection of infographic templates. After watching a tutorial you can select a template. Once you have selected a template you are ready to begin modifying templates and adding graphics of your own choosing from Piktochart’s broad selection of stock graphics. The program also lets you easily add and edit text, plus it lets you change the color of all text, images, and backgrounds. Piktochart has the added feature of letting you save your infographics to both your account on the program as well as your computer’s hard drive.
Easel.ly, while not quite as intuitive to use as Piktochart, is another excellent free infographic tool for writers. This program does not ask you to make an account with them in order to access their free templates and editing tools. However, this means that you cannot save your infographic while you are working on it. Consequently, if you accidentally lost internet connection or had to restart your browser or your entire computer you would lose your work. However, Easel.ly does let you download your finished infographic. While you cannot change the colors of your background with Easel.ly, they do provide you with the option of selecting several patterns and pictures to use as your background.
A third free tool for creating infographics can be found here at infogr.am’s website. Infogr.am is an excellent tool if you wish to just make a data driven graph. For example, if you need to create an attractive bar graph, line graph, or pie chart you could use infogr.am to create your graph or chart. The added benefit of using infogr.am is that not only can you create an informational chart, you can make it colorful, attractive, and, therefore, interesting.
What tools are you using to create infographic? Have you heard these free infographic tools before? Share with us in comment area section.
Enjoy creating your infographics with these excellent free infographic tools!
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