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Creating Shareable Visuals is Easy with these 7 Online Design Tools

Creating Shareable Visuals is Easy with these 7 Online Design Tools | Communicate...and how! | Scoop.it
We all know that when it comes to consuming content, text alone no longer makes the cut. We are multi-sensory beings and the more we can plug into our senses to

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 24, 11:10 PM

Who better than Visual.ly to share 7 online tools that will help you create visual, be they simple images, infographics or a mind map. This post shares the following tools:

* Canva - a free tool

* Pixlr - a free tool

* PicMonkey - a free tool, but you may pay for additional tools

* Quozio - free tool

* Share As Image - a free tool, but will show a watermark; pay for no watermark

* Skitch - free through Evernote

* Coggle - free tool that allows you to create mind maps

Visuals are a key part of learning. These seven tools provide a range of options that you may want to use when designing materials for your classes (or perhaps students would find use for them in your class).

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Need To Explain To Others What Content Curation Is? Use This Visual Collection

Need To Explain To Others What Content Curation Is? Use This Visual Collection | Communicate...and how! | Scoop.it
What is content curation about? Diagram, charts and infographics to make sense of the curation conundrum
 
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Ali Anani's curator insight, March 4, 12:38 AM

Curate using this visual map

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Curate using this visual map

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, March 30, 9:18 AM

This will be helpful to share to those wondering about content curation.

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The Rise and Impact of Infographics: Marketing in the Social-Media Age

The Rise and Impact of Infographics: Marketing in the Social-Media Age | Communicate...and how! | Scoop.it
Infographics have become more popular with the rise of social media, fuelling the need for instant results by providing content in bite-size chunks.
 
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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, January 27, 2013 6:05 PM

An infographic on infographics and trends on visual communication.  Very relevant to learning quickly and memorably.  ~ Deb

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Deb Nystrom, thanks for your comment
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Piktochart Infographic & Graphic Design Tool for Non-Designers [Scenttrail Review]

Piktochart Infographic & Graphic Design Tool for Non-Designers [Scenttrail Review] | Communicate...and how! | 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.

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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, 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, 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, 3:07 PM
@Raj Nadar great utilization of piktochart
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Infographic Builders: 9 Free Tools To Create Great Visual Charts

Infographic Builders: 9 Free Tools To Create Great Visual Charts | Communicate...and how! | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Here is a handy short guide to nine free infographic creation tools that can be utilized to create enticing visuals, word charts and data-based infographics without having special technical skills.

 

Useful. 8/10

 

Check them all out: http://www.infographicsarchive.com/create-infographics-and-data-visualization/ ;

 

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Mary A. Axford's curator insight, April 1, 8:27 AM

Nice collection of infographic tools from an expert in digital curation.

 

David Baker's curator insight, April 3, 11:47 AM

I am adding this to my seminar resources. Having another set of tools for my teachers to create their PIE Infographics is important.  Creating visual representations of learning is such a powerful learning for teachers and is a skill they can transfer to their classroom and for students to create in the classroom.

Trude Burnett's curator insight, May 9, 3:48 PM

Good tools to make Infographics