A picture is worth a thousand words
This quote is even truer today than it was 100 years ago when it was first mentioned in print. Social Media is no longer thought of as a passing fad, but a MUST for businesses. Some struggle with finding good photos without breaking the bank. Then once you have good pictures, what exactly needs to be done before sharing them?
Pixabay.com is my all time favorite place to find free images to use for social media. You may notice that I do use lots of my own pictures, but there are times that I need pictures and my own don’t fit the topic. When looking for images that you want to change at all (adding text & logo), make sure they are CC0. This means Creative Commons Zero. You can modify them and use them for commercial use.
After I’ve found my images that I’m going to use, I then go to Canva.com. You can set up a free account and upload your picture and then add text and your Logo to it. Canva also has lots of free images that you can use along with images that are only $1 each. Make sure you don’t forget to include your logo on your photos because you want that branding on them when you share them on social media. The first thing I like to do is find different images and I have that download for you. I’m going to tell you where you can get that at the end but the first place I like to use it
The best way to walk you through the process is to show you on screen. My video this week is a recording of my screen so you can see exactly what I do when making photos.
Photo Editor Tutorial
If you can’t find a picture that represents what you want to express with Pixabay or Canva, try Depositphotos. If you sign up to receive emails, they often have specials where you can buy points to use and they can end up being only $1 per photo that you download.
I love the flexibility and ease of use for Canva. Do you have any other photo editors that you like to use? Let me know in the comments below.
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