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Infographics are an essential tool when one wants to transform numerous amounts of information into easy to read visuals. People are much more likely to look at an infographic than they are through large chunks of data and information. Infographics can at times be time consuming to put together. But this is a small price to pay compared to the benefits you reap once you make them.
There has been a recent boom in the number of infographic making tools in recent years. The market has been flooded with these tools which has watered down the quality of infographics that are made. So I understand how tricky it is for you to pick a tool that is both user friendly and allows you to produce high quality content.
You need not worry anymore! Introducing Visme. It is a free content creation tool designed to translate boring data into engaging visuals. It is easy to use and you can get high quality content with minimal effort. It has a variety of great looking templates that you can customize to create amazing infographics.
You do not need any designing capabilities to adequately use Visme. It offers a wide range of fonts, free images and icons to customize your content. Their library of these tools is insanely huge. This is especially a distinguishing feature from all other infographic making software.
Visme comes with automation features for publishing and display. This allows publishers to set times to automate their online presentations and analytics to track the effectiveness of their published content
2. Organization and Collaboration
Visme allows users to organize content data in folders and provide role-based permissions to related teams and individuals. This promotes collaboration.
3. Everything in one place
With Visme, you can unify your entire content creation process in one platform to create store and publish your content.
4. Customizable templates
5. Charting capabilities- You can create charts and tables with this tool.
6. Image editing features.
Since its introduction in 2012, Visme has over 3.6 million users. Here are some reviews as from users:
Visme has a free trial option which can work for you if you’re looking to create a quick infographic.
Step 1: Log in to Visme
Go to www.visme.com.
If you already have an account, you can simply just log in. If not click on the Sign Up Free icon.
Once you’ve done this, you’ll be redirected to a page where you’re required to fill in your details. Once you do this click on Register.
Step 2: Create new project
Once your account is successfully registered, click on the Create icon. This will direct you to a page where you can pick what type of content you want to create. For purposes of this guide, click on Infographics.
This will give you a bunch of template options to choose from. You can pick one of these inbuilt templates to edit and use. You can also create your own custom template by clicking on the Get Started button on the Blank Template option.
For purposes of this guide I’m going to create my own template. This opens up a page with a blank canvas which I can now start working on. To edit the canvas size, click on the blank canvas and a dialog box appears just above your canvas. Click on Canvas size and adjust the size accordingly.
Step 3: Add a background image.
You can get free high quality photos from imagesload.net. Search imagesload.net on your browser. Once you’re on the page search for a suitable image and download it. Once you’ve downloaded it go to Visme and click on the Photos icon on the left of your screen.
Click on Upload Image and proceed to navigate to where you saved your downloaded image from imagesload.net. Add the image to your canvas.
Here is what mine looked like after adding my free creative commons downloaded image: https://imagesload.net/view/multicolored-dahlia-flower-transparent-background-png/RKFZr
Note that you can edit your image adequately. Whether you’d like to alter brightness, the scale or even the color overlay. These options appear right above your canvas.
Step 4: Insert Title text
Click on the Basics icon on the top left of your screen.
Click on the Header & Text option. Drag and drop this on your canvas and type your Title.
You can edit the positioning of your text box to where you want your Title block to appear. You can also edit the size of your text box by dragging one of the corners.
Step 5: Edit your text
You can edit different aspects of your text such as font, size, fill and more. Make sure the background does not obscure your text from vision. This is how mine looked like:
You can also edit the fill of your text box. Just click on the More option just above your canvas. Make sure your text box is selected for this.
Step 6: Add new block
You can add a new block to your canvas if you’d like to divide your infographic in sections. Simply click on the + icon below your canvas. This will add a blank block which you can edit to your liking. You can add multiple blocks to your infographic.
You can also edit the size of you blocks.
Step 7: Add other relevant information
If you wanted to create an infographic with charts and graphs click on the Data icon and pick whatever you require. Be it graphs or charts you can enter the relevant data to create these in your canvas.
Simply click on your preferred data presentation format and proceed to add your data.
You can add audio and video by clicking on the Media tab.
Add more images to your canvas but instead of adding them as background image, add them directly to the canvas. Add more text to your infographic to make it look better.
Now you’re virtually done creating a simple infographic! How easy was that!
Click on the Download button to get your infographic in PNG or JPG format. You can also download your infographic as a pdf file.
Alternatively you can click on the Share button to publish to the web, share privately or embed to your website.
You can find the Download or Share options on the top right corner of your screen.
Here is what mine looked like.
Of course your infographic will look much better than mine. Just take your time and play around with the controls to get a feel of Visme before you immerse yourself into making your infographic! It is easy and it doesn’t take much time.