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Piktochart Infographic & Graphic Design Tool for Non-Designers [Scenttrail Review]

Piktochart Infographic & Graphic Design Tool for Non-Designers [Scenttrail Review] | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it

Piktochart is an easy infographic design app that requires very little effort to produce simple and high quality graphics. Create free infographics here.

Marty (@Scenttrail) Review
I used Piktochart yesterday to create an infographic to support my 5 Easy Email Marketing Tips (http://sco.lt/7T6pTF ). I am NOT a graphic designer, but I found Piktochart helped me think like one.

Creation of my first "infographic", and I put infographic in quotes not to offend any true infographic pro, took about two hours. Piktochart's User Interface is excellent, intuitive and drag and drop friendly.

At first I tried to do everything IN Piktochart. Then I noticed they have a robust import tool so I created a draft in the tool, took a screen shot, sized the screen shot up to their 600 x 400 and worked on it in photoshop.

Piktochart, if you are reading this, you may want to make an export tool that is as easy to use as your import tool. If I could export a block at a time it would be ideal. Even when I was finished and published I manipulated some spacing of the infographic by selecting and moving blocks in Photoshop.

The tool comes complete with icons like the bulls eye and pad. I couldn't understand how to color my fonts (their styling options seem to not come up the way they are supposed too) so I added the text color in Photoshop and important the resulting block overlaying what was there.

My process made the graphic HEAVY since I had 2 copies of everything, so it would be great to export, work on a block in Photoshop, import it back in and then overlay on a blank canvas. The only way I can see to do that now is start over.

Creating visual support for our blog posts is so important Piktochart is a great new tool for any content marketer / blogger. Interesting to note my infographic of 5 Easy Email Tips got 3x the views and shares of my written Scoop. We know the visual marketing revolution is upon us, so getting as good as someone like Mark Smiciklas (http://www.intersectionconsulting.com/ ).

Piktochart is a great and timely tool! Highly recommended. Marty

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malek's curator insight, February 21, 2014 6:47 PM

A guided tour into Piktochart by a no-designer. You can't help but like the story behind the infographic. 

Raj Nadar's comment, February 22, 2014 5:35 AM
I had built my visual online CV on this and I'm a no-tech no designer guy, was very easy to create still, thank you for sharing
malek's comment, February 22, 2014 3:07 PM
@Raj Nadar great utilization of piktochart
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Top 10 Curation Revolution Scoops Of All Time

Top 10 Curation Revolution Scoops Of All Time | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it

Top 10 Scoops By Clicks

1. http://sco.lt/8Q8W6j Future of Markeing [Infographic] 


2. http://sco.lt/68zYfp 21 Content Types We Crave


3. http://sco.lt/91MkRF SEO, LinkedIn & The Real You, How LinkedIn Is Crowdsoucing You

4. http://sco.lt/7A3OAT New SEO vs. Old SEO Smackdown [Infographic]

5. http://sco.lt/8PV9Np How and Why Google Killed Long Tail of Search [Infographic]


6. http://sco.lt/8Jcwq1 12 Scoop.it Experts Share Top Cureation Tips

7. http://sco.lt/6UD0W9 Why Content Gets Shared: Social Mentions Study

8. http://sco.lt/6a2WVF  The Content Marketing Mix [Infographic]


9. http://sco.lt/88TIZd Six Ways To Expand Your Social Media Reach [Infographic]


10.  http://sco.lt/8eorNx Storytelling Is The New SEO [Slideshare]

 Wow, 5 Infographics contributing 52% of top 10 clicks, a study and a Slideshare. Will do views next and compare and contrast.

Have decided to extend into a Top 10 Scoopit Conversion Stdy combing Top 10s from each of my 12 feeds. Learn more: http://sco.lt/69HeAj

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David Hain's curator insight, October 26, 2013 6:14 AM

Thanks Marty!

malek's curator insight, October 26, 2013 8:08 AM

Another proof what we call 'time' isn't chronological but spatial, the leap change in short period.