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May 17, 2017 No Comments

Featured article by Calvin Paige, Independent Technology Author

The best way to bring traffic to your online platforms is by sharing visual content. Hiring a graphic designer to prepare your visual content may be too expensive, especially when running a startup. If you have basic graphic design skills, you can create amazing visuals without hiring a professional. You just need to subscribe to the right tools. Some of these tools do not require any knowledge in graphic design. You can follow the instructions and create appealing visuals within no time. The best tools with which to create visuals on a budget are outlined below.

1. Photoshop

Photoshop is one of the best tools available for creating visual content, including banners, for your websites. The tool enables you to edit graphics to suit your business. You can edit the text and images on your graphics to reflect your current marketing campaign. If you are on a budget, you may not be able to afford to buy new images or photos every time you want to run a new campaign. Photoshop enables you to customize old graphics and give them a new look.

2. Adobe Spark

Do you need attractive banners for your campaigns? Well, Adobe, the people behind Photoshop, have created a great online free banner maker that allows you to create beautiful banners on the go. All you have to do is either upload your own background graphics or choose one from a selection, choose the font and size, make a few adjustments, and voila! You have a professional banner ready to use on our Facebook page, Twitter account, blog or website. The tool is entirely free to use and provides a great alternative to paid options for people on a tight budget.

3. Unsplash

High-resolution images are highly priced on online stores. Images enhance the readability of any text, especially long posts. If you are trying to save on costs, buying high-quality images may be out of your reach. However, you can get free high-resolution images on Unsplash. Subscribing to this tool gives you access to ten free images every week. You might not need to spend any money on images if you can use the free images creatively on your platforms.

4. Pixlr

Pixlr is considered the best alternative to Photoshop. The tool has the same layout as Photoshop, but it has a web-based option for editing graphics. You can edit your graphics without downloading the tool. The downloadable desktop option is also a great tool to use.

5. PicMonkey

It is easier to market visual content on social media than text. PicMonkey enables you to create the best images for your social media pages. It gives you the right dimensions for each platform. For instance, if you want to update your Facebook cover, PicMonkey will automatically give you the right size or dimensions.


We have outlined the best online tools to use to create outstanding visual content. Some of them require a small subscription fee, but the cost is lower than the cost of hiring a professional graphic designer. You may require more than one tool for your visual content depending on your needs. Pick the right tools for the kind of visuals that you need.


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