How to Create an Infographic Fast with Getstencil Using Free Images

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How to Create an Infographic Fast with Getstencil Using Free Images

Wouldn’t it be great to if you could create an infographic as simply as regular texts? However, creating visually appealing content takes much more time, effort and skill than regular text. But considering the increasing popularity and effectiveness of visual content, you just can’t afford to give in yet. Here’s why. You too can create professional-looking, high quality content without a fuss and within a few minutes. You’ll find out how to do so in this guide. Just read on!

At times, creating a simple infographic can be a hard and overwhelming task. While a professionally designed infographic is desirable to most people, finding an infographic making tool that allows you to do this and is cheap can be challenging. Most of the already available tools are okay for a while, but they are overpriced and require you to spend a lot more money to unlock certain features.

Due to the technological advancements made over the last decades, some of the latest infographic making tools have made it easier to format and create infographics. The issue however, is few of them are ever truly user friendly. They can become cumbersome and this may impede your content creation process.

Some of the tools like PowerPoint and InDesign require a lot of time to get accustomed to. Their learning curve is huge and at times, it may take you a whole lot of time to create just one infographic. This can be disheartening. But luckily, there is a simpler choice!

This is where Getstencil comes in. It is a free online graphic design tool that combines user friendliness and ease of use. It allows you to create visual content in a fast, simple and fun way. With this tool you don’t have to worry about the quality of your content, owing to its great graphics. The software isn’t complicated and doesn’t require training for one to use. What’s even better is that you don’t have to pay a dime for the free version! How cool is that? All you need to do is sign up for the free version and get started making your infographic!

Features

  1. Templates - There are around 650 templates which you can choose from. You can edit these to fit in with your needs and customize your content.
  2. Google Fonts - Fonts come in all shapes and sizes. There are 2000+ Google Fonts integrated into the platform.
  3. Optimal image sizes - Getstencil allows you to customize your image size to fit in with the purposes of your infographic. Whether you’d like to post on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and others, it gives you the optimal image sizes for these platforms.
  4. Sharing - You can preview and share your content across all major platforms such as Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
  5. Icons - It has over 2000000 icons you can choose from to customize your content.
  6. Browser extensions - It allows you to integrate with browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, and Safari.

 

Reviews

Pros:

  • Easily customizable templates
  • It’s easy to use and doesn’t take time
  • Lots of in-built features
  • High quality graphics
  • Work is saved automatically in case of anything

Cons:

  • Difficulties adjusting the canvas size
  • Free version lacks some essential features
  • Glitches at times
  • Impossible to group images or select multiple layers at once.

 

How to create an Infographic using Getstencil using free images

 

Step 1: Sign up

Go to getstencil.com. Click on Start creating images.

 

 

 

 

This will open a page where you can choose a plan. Click on the Get started option under Free.

 

 

 

After this fill in your details in the page that appears and click Sign Up for Free.

 

 

Once you’ve signed up, Getstencil will give you a brief tutorial so you’ll know how to use the features.

 

Step 2: Set canvas size

To do this click on the green blinking dot right beside the canvas. This will open up a few options. Choose one that is ideal to your purposes.

 

 

 

Step 3: Set background image and edit it.

For free high quality images go to https://imagesload.net on your browser and search for an image that is appropriate to your needs and download it.

Go back to getstencil and click on Uploads. Click on the Upload Images command. Choose the image you downloaded and click open. The image is successfully uploaded to getstencil.

Here is the image I picked (https://imagesload.net/view/anemometer-watch-in-hand-with-transparent-backround-png/TyggT)

 

 

 

 

Now click on the image you’ve downloaded and drag it to your canvas. You’ll get 2 options:

  • Set as background.
  • Overlay over image.

Since we’re setting a background image drop your photo on this option.

Alternatively click on the block sign that appears just above your image and choose set as background.

After doing this, your images is sent to your canvas.

A text box appears which enables you to customize your image. Edit it according to your needs.

 

 

 

Step 4: Add text and Edit.

Click on the Text option. You’ll see this among the commands on the right hand side of your canvas.

Alternatively, you can double click anywhere on your canvas and a text box will appear.

After typing in your text, a box appears which allows you to edit the text to your liking.

 

 

 

Step 5: Add other aspects.

You can now proceed to add other aspects to your infographic such as Icons and Quotes. To add these just click on the respective commands.

 

After you are done creating your infographic, click on Save just below your canvas. This will activate the Download and the Preview & Share options.

If you click on download, the dialog box below opens. Proceed to adjust the settings to your specification. Click on Start Download and you’ll get your infographic.

 

 

 

 

If you click on Preview & Share the dialog box below appears. Pick where you’d like to share your infographic and click on it. Follow the steps after this and your content will be shared.

 

 

            

As you can see, creating an Infographic with getstencil is super easy. The only downside is that free version doesn’t come with a lot of features. It doesn’t take a lot of time to create a simple infographic though. It took me less than 5 minutes to make mine. Here is how it looked like.

 

 

 

 

 


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