Published 9 months ago
The main purpose of creating an infographic is to present information quickly and clearly. Infographics help improve cognition by utilizing graphics. These graphics enhance a human’s visual system to see patterns and trends. Infographics are easier to understand and grasp than normal texts.
Eye-catching infographics with captivating images go a long way in ensuring people don’t overlook your content. The problem is creating a simple infographic can at times be a hard task. This is especially true if you have no idea of exactly what you’re looking for.
True, there are a number of infographic making tools one can choose from. The issue however, is finding one that works best for you. Most of the available applications are complicated and can be quite cumbersome at times. From Adobe Photoshop to PowerPoint to Adobe InDesign, most of these tools are costly. This can be a huge deterrent especially if you are not looking to spend money to make a simple infographic. With so many applications to choose from, you are more likely to pick one that is cumbersome and clunky. They also take longer to learn using and this especially is a huge put off.
But you need not worry anymore! Introducing Easil. This is an online design making tool that enables you to create your own custom content. It has thousands of ready-made templates to inspire you so you form stunning high-quality infographics that are unique and eye catching. It is free and easy to use and doesn’t require you to have any designing skills to operate. It doesn’t take you much time to create a simple infographic using Easil! What’s more, all its templates are social media and web compatible which makes it much easier to share your content.
Go to www.easil.com. Once you’re on the page click on Start Now-Its Free.
This will open up a page where you should enter your details and then click on Let’s Get Started. Alternatively, you can sign up with your Facebook or Google account.
Once you’ve done all this Easil will give you a brief tutorial on how to use the software.
Click on the Create Design button on the top left of your screen. Alternatively you can pick an existing template and edit it to your liking.
Once you’ve done so choose a size for your canvas.
After clicking on a size, several templates appear which you can choose from or you can also create a blank design.
After completing the first steps you can now begin designing from the page that appears.
For free images, go to imageslod.net. Once there search for an appropriate photo and download it to your desktop.
Go back to Easil and click on the Images option on the right of your canvas. Click on the Upload Image option and navigate to where you saved your image from imageslod.net.
Once it is uploaded click on the + sign and choose whether to add it as a background or foreground image.
Here is how mine looked like after uploading my image from imageslod.net
You can resize your image by just clicking on it and dragging its edges.
Click on the Text option. You can then upload your own fonts or simply click and drag to add text.
Once you’ve added the text box to your canvas, a bunch of commands to edit your text will appear.
You can also edit the size of your text box by dragging its edges.
To add foreground images, just follow step 4.
You can add other aspects to your infographic such as graphics. Click on the Graphics option. You can then proceed to search for a graphic element or choose from the options that appear just below the search bar.
I’ll start by adding borders. So click on borders and find an appropriate one. Add it to your canvas and resize it. This is how mine looked like after doing this.
Proceed to add other elements to your infographic as you like.
Click on the Download icon and choose the format in which you’d like to download your infographic.
Here is how mine looked like:
It took me less than 10 minutes to make mine. Creating infographics using Easil is easy and doesn’t take much time. The commands are easy to use to customize your content. Just take your time to get a feel of the commands and you’ll be making amazing infographics, even better ones than mine.