Adobe Stock is the industry-leading image and video search engine, built from the designer’s perspective. Using powerful tools that allow you to seamlessly scale your creative business, an easy-to-use product browser, and an intuitive search experience for effortless project discoverability — it is the ultimate platform for visual content creation.

Are you looking for ways to create visually striking content? Look no further, Creative Cloud empowers you to turn your best photographs and videos into beautiful mobile apps, websites, films and more. It comes with the world’s most advanced design apps and has everything you need to convert your best shots into stunning graphics. Let’s get started!

Canva

This site is quickly becoming the go-to resource for non-designers to create images that stand out. There are templates for all social media platforms, as well as free designs and backgrounds. Use it to create a quick image or go further by creating an eBook. You can also use Canva to create videos and GIFs.

Adobe Photoshop

content-creation-tools-adobe-photoshop

Which types of content can you create?

  • Graphics
  • Social media images
  • Banner ads
  • Logos
  • Infographics
  • Flyers
  • Business cards
  • Presentations
  • Collages
  • Photo effects

What do you like about the tool?

“Adobe Photoshop has one of the best user interfaces (UI) and helpful ways to learn how to use the tool. Photoshop also offers the largest and most advanced [set of ] tools for creating and editing photos.”

Animoto

content-creation-tools-animoto

Which types of content can you create?

  • Videos

What do you like about the tool?

“Animoto is a video maker that lets users create videos by using Animoto’s templates and clips or your own. Animoto is easy-to-use and intuitive and has a knowledge base with guides to help you learn more.”

BeFunky Collage Maker

content-creation-tools-befunky

Which types of content can you create?

  • Collages

What do you like about the tool?

“Sometimes you want to link two concepts or a person with a concept. Using a feature image collage consisting of related images can help to make that link clear. Putting the collage at the top of a piece makes that connection clear to readers in a tangible, visible way.”

PowerPoint

This usually gets a laugh or an aha moment. I love this simple software that most of us are comfortable with to create all my own personalized and branded content. It’s easy to use, manipulate, and create your own designs without needing fancy software experience or training.

Place It

With Place It, you can choose from a vast selection of templates to create social media images. The mock-up templates allow you to place a screen capture, for example, an image of your website home page, on a stock image of a smartphone, laptop screen, or mobile tablet screen. https://placeit.net

Ripl

Ripl makes it super easy to add animated text to images for attention-grabbing social media posts. https://www.ripl.com

Snappa

Looking for an image design tool that is intuitive to use? Check out Snappa. Similar to Canva, it offers an image library, templates, and pre-set image sizes to make blog graphics creation easy. https://snappa.com/

Unsplash

A free subscription gets you no-copyright, high-resolution photos you can use as backgrounds for your visual content and blog headings. Your images will look professional without the price of stock photo subscriptions. https://unsplash.com/

Wordswag

This app for the iPhone is a dream to use if you want to pair an eye-catching image with an inspiring or humorous quote. You’ll get more likes, shares, and comments when you create images that connect with your users. http://wordswag.co/

CyberLink PowerDirector

content-creation-tools-cyberlink-powerdirect

Which types of content can you create?

  • Videos

What do you like about the tool?

“My favorite part about the software is its rendering speed. It is one of the fastest in the market right now, supporting any video format. It also has highly innovative features for more advanced content creators, such as 360-degree virtual reality.”

 Easel.ly

content-creation-tools-easel.ly

Which types of content can you create?

  • Infographics

What do you like about the tool?

“Easel.ly enables us to create eye-catching infographics that our customers and team members want to read. Infographics are an excellent way to tell visual stories that are easy for everyone to digest. And Easelly offers hundreds of templates, charts, icons, and images to help you produce a shareable presentation in minutes.”

Easil

content-creation-tools-easil

Which types of content can you create?

  • Graphics
  • Social media images
  • Banner ads
  • Business cards
  • Infographics
  • Flyers
  • Presentations
  • Menus
  • Posters

What do you like about the tool?

“I love that it has been quietly kicking butt with customers in the hotel and entertainment sectors who have been utilising this tool to generate awesome visuals for years. It is only now that it is being made available to the general community.”

Pinterest

Every piece of content I create for my business, whether it’s a blog post, a video or podcast show notes needs to include an eye-catching image. For my business, it’s crucial that it’s a pinnable image meaning that it will be a tall images as well as an image that conveys the message of the piece of content it links to.  I use Pinterest to monitor trends and for inspiration for layout and design ideas.

Google Charts

Google Review Count: 249

A free gallery of customizable interactive charts and data tools. Charts can be connected into interactive dashboards and incorporate static or dynamic data sets.

Sample review: “Google Charts offers a gallery of ready-to-use chart types, from simple line graphs to geographical maps and timelines. You can also generate pointers, QR codes, and other visual tools to customize images and upload them directly to your site.” — Small Business Trends

Pricing: free

 ThingLink

Google Review Count: 236

One of the coolest tools out there—turn any static web image (JPG, PNG, etc.) into an interactive online graphic with annotated “hot spots” that can pop up web links, videos, a text box, other images, maps, and more. Here’s one simple yet noteworthy example.

Sample review: “Thinglink is a nifty little tool that allows you to add an extra dimension to imagery and video by making it interactive – no coding knowledge needed. It’s quick and easy to use making it a great time and money-saver.” — Marketing Insider Group (Content)

Pricing: free, $20 per month, $125/month, and enterprise pricing by quote

iCharts


Google Review Count: 235

A cloud-based Visual Analytics Platform to create rapid visualization of business information and dynamic data sets. It’s a visual reporting application for creating internal or external charts across marketing, finance, sales, or other functions.

Sample review: “Use Excel spreadsheets or Google Drive documents to automatically create a variety of chart types, including interactive ones. iChart also includes sharing and distribution features to help you reach a larger audience.” — Small Business Trends

Pricing: $460 to $2,100 per month

Conclusion

Discover creative, intuitive tools that make photo editing fun and easy. From making images “pop” to adding artistic filters, the power of image editing is at your fingertips.

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *