Creating Images with Quotes
Images with quotes are very popular on Facebook, Pinterest and also on Twitter.
To make the most of this opportunity it is better if you can make them yourself (instead of always sharing other people's) – this way you can brand them with your logo or website address. This creates a little problem for those of us that aren't graphic designers. A friend of mine – Randi Thompson – told me about this free little tool. It is not very pretty and there are ads on there but it does the job just fine! It is called Lunapic.
It is really easy to use. Upload an image from your computer or add an image link.
Once you have the picture uploaded you can start adding the text by clicking – you guessed it – 'Add Text'.
That will have a text editor window open.
Here you can type in what you want to appear in the image. You can change the font, size, colour, etc. It will place your text in a default place and then you can drag and drop it to where you want it to be. One limitation is that you cannot write something so it appears as 2 lines. If you want something on 2 lines you will have to write them separately. Write the first line, when it is how and where you want it click on the Apply Text button. You cannot move the text once you have clicked it, so make sure it is in the right place. Then write the second one as you did the first one.
Once you have all of that set you can add your website or where ever you want people to recognise you from.
Here is one I made earlier.
Viola – you are done!
Please note – the image at the top was created by my graphic designer. If you can afford it, having someone else create them is wonderful, but until then, or if you are in a rush, this is great tool to use. I have a couple of designers that enjoy making these images – they charge $20 an hour (which I think is amazing value) and can create approximately 10 images in the hour. If you would like any further information about this please send me an email.
I would love to hear what you are using to create your branded images. Leave them in the comment section below.