Creating social media graphics is necessary for any business owner. Luckily for me, I use Adobe CC apps like Photoshop, InDesign or Illustrator. But if you don’t have access to Adobe CC (it is a bit pricey), don’t fret! Here are some free and paid tools that you can use to create all your pretty graphics.
There are a lot of open source tools. One of them is from Vox media and is called SB Nation Image Builder. I made this simple graphic using it. It didn’t take long but there are limitations. I think they offered 2 fonts for the headline and for the life of me I couldn’t figure out how to put my own logo on the image, but there is an option to put your own logo. I was able to get rid of the SB Nation default logo. You can also upload your own background image and play around with the overlay. Not bad for free and fast!
Another free tool is PicMonkey. I have not used PicMonkey before, but let me know if you have experience using it. It’s free!
I also recommend using Canva. The templates for Canva are pretty and well-designed. I think you can pay for extra images but they are pretty inexpensive.
Here are some random open source tools from NPR that I don’t want to forget about. It’s not related to the content above but I need to put it somewhere!